Time Well Spent (Practice)
Set aside a minimum of one hour
and a maximum of two hours per week.
1. Select a time when you have a clear head
and enough energy reserve to fulfill your
2. Discipline and a strong desire to commit
will be the motivation energy that will help
you reach your practice goals.
The game of golf is:
43% - Putting
25% - Woods
13% - Chipping
7% - Short Irons
5% - Trouble Shots
4% - Medium Irons
3% - Long Irons
The following guidelines are important to
take into account when practicing:
1. The first half-hour of practice
should be spent on the putting green.
- Use 5 golf balls. They should be new and the
brand that you regularly play.
- Begin with a length of 1 foot. After holing 3 consecutive putts,
gradually increase the length to twenty feet.
- Visualize the ball rolling
into the hole and feel the putter face striking the ball..
2. Now you are ready to proceed to the training area
and begin working on a planned activity.
3. Begin with a review of the golf fundamentals.
Allow sufficient time to complete simple stretching exercises.
- Start out with the short irons and focus on the
- Devote a quarter of your practice session to
4. Spend the second quarter of the
allotted practice time on chipping and bunker shots.
5. The third quarter of the practice
session should be on target projection (for club yardage visualization).
6. The remaining quarter of the
practice time is spent on visualizing the next round of golf.
- Visualize the first hole using
- Picture the hole and the intended target.
- Visualize all 18 holes.
- Evaluate your strengths and improvements made. Recognize how
your goals are closer to being achieved.
1. Planning is as important as the actual practice
2. What you do on the driving range should be planned
out before you arrive.
3. The outcome you desire can only be achieved when
you have an organized plan, as well as a clear head.
4. Remember to visualize the ball rolling into the
hole and the feeling of the club head compressing the ball.
5. Never dwell on poor shots, rather use them as a
starting point for the next practice session.
6. Late day practice can often be the best time of
day to practice on the golf course.
- Pick 3 deserted holes.
- Play 3 balls.
- Use the best shot as your next shot.
- Using this method will develop positive feelings and create
golf shots that have a lasting image.
7. Never dwell on the negative, and always
8. Speak to PGA and LPGA professionals about formulating
realistic goals for yourself. Talent directed properly
will always show in
your golf performance.
You can only do the best when you have given
it your best!