What’s your plan for the golf course?

What’s your plan for the golf course?

Winter golf is always a bit rubbish! But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of being out on the course. You can use this time to be very productive and work on your course management. 
Greens are normally not the best this time of year and that means you don’t have to be worried about your putting. This gives you the opportunity to focus on your approach game. Next time you’re out playing golf, imagine that the flag doesn’t exist when playing your approach shots. We often get drawn in to firing at the flag and that can make scoring very difficult if the shot doesn’t come off as you planned. 
So here’s the plan….
1. Find the yardage to the middle of the green.
2. Select one more club than you would normally take (very little run this time of year) e.g. if the yardage is a 7 iron, take a 6 iron
3. Aim for the middle of the green and pull the trigger! 

Let me know how you get on! Did your score improve? 
Gift idea

Not sure what to ask for this Christmas?
Why not ask for the gift of better golf!
All you need to do is ask your friends/family to get in touch with me and I can get a personalised lesson voucher emailed straight back! Simple!
Client of the week

Now we are back and once again allowed to play golf, I would like you to share with me your recent rounds and practice sessions. I would like to showcase a client of the week. This could be for a great round of golf, a productive week during practice or anything positive you would like to share.
It could be you next week! 
What to do at the driving range

When you visit the driving range for a practice session, are you making the most of it?
During the winter months driving ranges become a golfer’s second home. We spend more time here than the golf course, but how productive are you?
I often tell my clients that less is more when it comes to practice. Try to avoid buying a huge basket of balls and trying to blast them all with your driver.
Why don’t you try this?

Buy a basket of 50 balls
Stretch and warm up 
10 x balls hit with 10 different golf clubs
10 x balls focused on a swing change or specific movement 
10 x balls hitting wedge shots with all of your wedges to different targets
10 x alternate between irons and driver to a marked green and fairway
10 x balls linking shots together i.e start with driver. If you hit the fairway move on to your golf ball with a different club.

That was a simple example of a range practice session that is both productive and rewarding. Put yourself in a game like pressure whenever you practice.

Give it a try!
Until next time,


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