Find yourself constantly asking yourself, “Why do I hit it so well on the range and can’t hit it the same on the golf course?” You’re not alone. There are many reasons for this and you need ask yourself about how effective your practice is. Let me give you a way to practice more effectively, and this should help you transfer your range game to the course.
- 1. Practice one thing at a time.
a. Stop driving yourself crazy about those 4 tips you read. Pick one thing you know works for you and grind away (Psst, if you don’t know what to work on, take a lesson!)
- 2. Commit, Commit, Commit.
a. I always tell my students, “I’d rather you hit 45 balls with a purpose, than hit 135 balls working on nothing or 135 things.” Commit to what your coach has told you, or what you’ve established yourself, and do it!
- 3. 14/18 drill
a. Typically, in an 18 hole round, there are 14 fairways, and always 18 greens (hopefully). To start, simulate your fairway and make it as narrow or as forgiving as possible. Then pick another fairway, challenge your imagination, and move on. Do this 14 times and keep track of how many shots you hit “in the fairway.” Then, repeat with the greens portion of the drill, changing your target on each shot.
Work on these things when you go to range, dividing your time between all three of these ideas, and this WILL improve your game where it matters most…ON THE COURSE!
Michael Midgette, PGA
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