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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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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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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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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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Sand Line Drill

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What drives you crazy?

Slow drivers in the right lane, people who whinge constantly, tailgating drivers, people who complain they can’t find the right $1000 dress when you are shopping at Target for their specials.  Mostly these things don’t really affect you personally unless you get caught up emotionally with them.  Do you notice that most of the things that seemed to drive you …

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Better Pitching Practice

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Practice Swings v Hitting Shots

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Balanced practice: Rule of Thirds

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