3 STEPS TO BETTER PRACTICE
I’m concerned at how golfers implement the changes necessary for more consistent golf shots, specifically their range practice. These are my 3 steps to a better range practice way. 1) Find a point of challenge that you struggle with. Finding a point of difficulty takes you to your personal sweet spot of learning. When what we do comes easy to us, it is a signal to make it harder. Add in variability and randomness. Instead of hitting a number of the same shots consecutively, change clubs all the time, vary the lies, each time altering your target. 2) Make a game, task or challenge around whatever it is you are working on. For example, set a goal of achieving X amount of pivots. 3) Space out your practice sessions, one day at the range, one day off. Golfers get burned out and suffer injuries, often because of too much time spent on the range. Learning is specific, and spending too much time on the range can contextualise the learned things only to the range environment. This is a big reason why golfers find it difficult to take their range game to the golf course. They have built a range game, and not a golf course game. Time on the range must be backed up with practice on the course.