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.
Hit 1 ball with all odd numbered clubs
Drill #3 – 9 to 3 Drill
Sean Foley uses this drill with all his students to teach them the proper impact position because no two swings are identical. This impact drill focuses on the small picture of going from hip to hip with the swing. By using a clock terminology of 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock with this drill, you will gain less manipulation in your swing and become more consistent.
To do this drill, first imagine the clock with 9 o’clock on your backswing and 3 o’clock on your follow through. Now get in your stance with 60% of your weight on your left foot (for right-handed golfers). Take your swing back 3/4th to the 9 o’clock position, shifting your weight and then swing through to 3 o’clock. You should get taller and hit the ball about 75% less distance. Foley suggests doing this drill for 30 minutes a day to improve your impact position.
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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 Using 1 Club More Than Needed On Each Shot
How did you have to change your swing to be successful?
Was being more aggressive a positive?
Can you feel that there is more than one right shot to hit each distance?