Learning the game of golf is not simple but like anything worth doing, your level of commitment will determine how successful you get.
There is a saying that success in anything is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent luck. However if you do work on the right things you can get better faster.
Learn the short game first:
Many of the best golfers in the world learned the short game well first. They spent a lot of time around the greens and working on their wedge game in order to get better.
Be sure to take enough time during practice around the greens and you may be surprised how quickly your scores come down. One of the keys to becoming a good putter is to pick one main approach and then to stick with it.
There are many different putting techniques that can work so do not change putting styles all the time as this can lead to the yips. Learn to trust your putter and putting style as this is one of the keys to great putting.
When you are reading greens you want to trust the first solid impression you get. Take your time and see the putt from various angles until you are confident about the read.
Keep your mind quiet when you are about to hit it and simply react to the target and trust that you will have the right distance control for longer putts. Remember that almost every putter already has great touch, you were already born with it so trust your eyes and see the ball going in the hole slowly for longer putts.
Master the mental game:
The mental component to golf is important and being confident over the shots is critical if you want to be more successful and reduce your scoring.
Remembering your bad shots and focusing on them too much is not helpful and will usually lead to less consistency and higher scores.
Tracking your scores and statistics is another important key to getting better.
Try to find a tool online that can help you to keep track of your scores and handicap easily.
There are many good sites that can track your handicap and analyze your scores so even if you are a beginner you will get better faster if you keep track of your handicap and statistics right from the start.
Remember to take enough time working on the short game and stay positive on the course as these are valuable keys to getting better.