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Principles of Correct Practice

There is no point hitting shots mindlessly in an attempt to improve your golf.  But unfortunately that is what most players do.  There are principles which you can follow to get the most from every practice session. Click here to download a sample 3-hour plan which will definitely benefit your golf. Principles Have an objective that you want to achieve for …

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Did It Take You 50 Years to Learn This?

Whenever I’m coaching I make an assessment of every shot the player hits.  I look at the ball’s initial direction and trajectory as well as whether or not it curves.  I listen to the sound of contact; the contact point on the clubface and how the club meets the ground (or mat).  From there I work backwards applying my understanding …

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Mindfulness, Multi-tasking and Practicing Golf

The computer I hold in my hand is better known as a smart phone.  The promise is that if I use it correctly – using the most appropriate applications and monitoring all the tasks I set for myself – I will be more productive.  The challenge of the age of productivity seems to be finding out how many things I …

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The One-Second Routine

Ever missed a putt after carefully checking the length and break, making couple of practice strokes, and setting up as precisely as possible?  Have you then walked around the other side of the hole and hit the ball into the hole without taking any care lining up or thinking about how hard to hit the ball?  Of course you have. …

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Change the name, Change the approach

I recently suggested to our (Australian) National Squad that the word ‘practice’ be renamed ‘learning’.  When they are hitting balls on the range, they are ‘learning’, when they are on the putting green, they are ‘learning’. Often players who are practicing are focussed on repetition, sometimes seemingly endless repetition.  They use phrases to describe their practice as ‘working on the …

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Design your own Training Drills

Golf’s alluring and eternal challenge is that anyone in can play, however playing well takes practice and learning.  Becoming excellent usually takes years of dedicated effort. Personal best scores on different golf courses and changes in your handicap (if you have one) are measures of your progress.  Every time you improve your best score or lower your handicap you experience …

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Now You See It…

He was instructed to lie still without moving.  That seemed appropriate as he had a number of wires attached to the muscles around his pelvic area.  The next instruction was to imagine climbing a rock wall, but without actually moving his arms or legs.  The EMG machine sprang to life; the muscles that would be used to actually climb a …

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Add Variety for Fast Transfer from Practice to the Course

So often when I see players practicing they are hitting the same shot repeatedly.  Their reasoning is that they just about have the right feeling for their golf swing and just need to hit a few more shots to cement that feel.  Usually the player is refining their rhythm and timing for that particular shot by hitting multiple shots rather …

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Chip Shot Set Up

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What is Weight Shift?

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