|Do you go to the practice facility and hit a large bucket of balls with no systematic plan? If so, you are wasting your time.
Remember that, in golf, practice does not make perfect. Golf is one of the few sports where you practice someplace different from where you play. Therefore, you need strategies to make your practice sessions beneficial and help you take your practice to the course.
Your best plan is to get an instructor who will teach you the fundamentals and what you need to work on during your practice session. Practice as soon as possible after a lesson.
Find a golf professional who offers supervised practice sessions for students. This will motivate you to practice with a “trained eye” close by. I will walk the range at various times at Sun City, and golfers can “Ask the Golf Doctor” for a practice tip.
Here are some strategies for purposeful practice:
Once you have practiced your new swing changes, I recommend taking them out on the course for a dress rehearsal. However, don’t keep score, and just become comfortable with the new swing.
Dr. Jean Harris is an LPGA Master Professional at Sun City Hilton Head. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.golf doctorjean.com