Practice must be focused, determined and in an environment where there is feedback.
– Malcolm Gladwell
If you want to get better at golf then you had better practice and your practice better have a purpose. It must be focused on a topic and there must be some feedback involved. That is exactly what Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson set out to do in their books “The Game Before the Game” and “Every Shot Has A Purpose“. These two top golf instructors put together a system for purposeful practice that can help the average golfer improve. Every shot you take in your golf practice session must have a purpose but also must also fit into your busy life.
3 Parts To Any Purposeful Golf Practice:
- Warm Up – What you do before hitting balls
- Maintenance – Drills to keep your swing performing efficiently
- Preparation – Simulating golf and providing feedback on our game
This is the place to come to get a daily practice routine to use. Each time to come back to this page, it will refresh with a NEW PRACTICE PLAN for you to use with drills from top golf instructors. Every golf practice session will include a Warm Up, Maintenance Drill, Preparation Shots (Track your shots with our practice stat sheets to get feedback on your game) and a 3 hole simulation drill. The practice session should take about 30 minutes to complete. I will be adding drills and plans so that you can golf all year-long at home. It is your personal golf practice instructor.
Make Swings With Eyes Closed And No Club (20x)
Drill #3 – Baseball Swing Drill
David Leadbetter who wrote the A Swing, an alternative swing for the high handicapper, is a big proponent of using baseball to illustrate the proper swing path. A baseball swing helps you to avoid an outside to in swing plane thus increasing your power. This simple drills will get your body using the mechanics of a baseball swing. In addition, it will get your body turning better which will help you hit the ball longer.
To do this driver drill, just hold the club out in front of you chest high and take a baseball swing. Continue this swing 3 or 4 more times getting lower and lower until you hit the golf ball. Simple yet effective.
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Chart each shot on the practice sheets – Track your progress
(10x) Irons 100 – 125 yards
(10x) Irons 125 – 150 yards
(10x) Irons 150 – 175 yards
3 Hole Simulation
3 Holes Missing Every Green
How many times were you able to get up and down?
Did you choose to miss the green on the correct side?
Did you change your thinking by missing the green?