1st of 5 Tips on Moving to 4.0
Become better at the drop shot and dinking. You can get by without a good forehand drive at 4.0, but not without a good drop shot and dink. 3.5 players that typically drive every ball and seldom hit a third shot drop can do OK at the 3.5 level but very seldom move to 4.0 unless they develop the softer skills and change their strategy a bit.
The “drive every ball strategy” is fine if you love that style of play, but if moving to the 4.0 skill level is important to you begin working on the softer game. Become a more complete player.
If you have questions on developing a soft game contact your teaching professional.
Mac McDowell & Kim Schavel