When a lot of golfers practice they are typically not really engaged in what is happening during their sessions.  They rush through their shots in a way that is very unlike the real thing on the course and aren’t recreating any kind of pressure they will be under on the course.  Always remember any time spent on the driving range or practice ground is with the purpose of making you better on the course.

Below are my top tips for getting the most out of your practice sessions;

To get feedback you probably want to play games that you can score.  I recently heard of a great range game called “10 chance”.  It was mentioned by Karl Morris on his podcast show.  Basically you pick a club and an area to hit your ball between on the range.  You want your area to be pretty narrow so if anything it’s actually a harder shot than on the course.  E.g. if you’re hitting a driver make your imaginary fairway pretty tight.  If using an iron or wedge make your imaginary green small.  The aim of the game is to hit 10 shots and score 7 or better.  If you do score 7 or better the next time you play you make your target even narrower.  If you score under 7 you can make it wider next time.

So please try and add pressure into your sessions, don’t overthink swing technique, and try to get feedback.  I’m sure you’ll get a lot more from your practice and be much better prepared for your competitions come the weekend!

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Good luck!

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