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How to Practice More Effectively #5…work on your tempo.
The timing of your swing is massively important. Great golf is all about repetition, and the tempo of your golf swing is at the heart of it. Working with beats can be an extremely effective way for all golfers to find a rhythm that works for them, and allow them to repeat it from swing to swing.
How to Practice More Effectively #4…figure out your impact location.
Adam Young, specializes in helping golfers figure out how to maximize their impact. When your club makes contact with the ball this is “the moment of truth,” and the ball gets its marching orders. Almost every golfer has no understanding of where they are making impact on their irons and woods, and it’s extremely important information. The next time you are on the range use a dry erase marker to put a dot on your ball (make sure the dot is then facing the point of contact with your iron), or get a can of Dr. Scholls Odor X and spray it on your driver or fairway woods to see where your tendencies are.
How to Practice More Effectively #3…establish your feel first.
Jack Nicklaus was a huge proponent of making sure he dialed in his feel on shorter shots before he moved into his full swings, and this is one of the greatest golf tips that has been making its way around for years. Establishing your feel on shots from 15-45 yards is a great way to warm up and get your swing in sync before you move on to your longer clubs. Try this in your next practice session, or before a round.
How to Practice More Effectively #2…play games.
It’s been proven that the brain can’t learn unless you are challenging it with random tasks. Showing up to the range, and hitting your driver for 20 minutes won’t do much to improve your golf game…instead, pretend you’re on the course, and you are hitting the shots you normally would. This will simulate the real pressure you will feel on the course, and they will encourage you to practice like you play.
How to Practice More Effectively #1…try to do something golf related every day.
It’s better to do something for 5-10 minutes each day, rather than one long session per week. Practice putting in your basement…hit wiffle or nerf golf balls around your yard…just do something. It will keep your game fresh, and prevent more rust from building up.