If You Want to Improve Your Golf Game Then Stop Watching the Professionals | By Donald Saunders
We would all like to be able to play like Tiger Woods and many of the other top professionals and millions of golfers around the world watch television, dvds and videos or read magazine articles every day looking for ways in which they can copy the success of their chosen role model. Unfortunately however this simply doesn’t work.
Unlike most of us, Tiger Woods does not fit in a quick round of golf on his way home from work or on a Saturday morning before taking the family out to do the weekly shop. For him golf is a job to which he devotes 8 to 10 hours every day either on the golf course, at the driving range or on the practice ground. He has spent years perfecting his art full time and even though he is at the top of the game he still spends countless hours continuing to improve his technique and lift his game.
So, if copying the professionals is not the answer, how can you lift your game to become the best golfer you can be?
The answer to this question is very simple and can be summed up in one word – practice.
The secret to improving your skill level in just about any walk of life is practice but most golfers fail not because they do not already know this, but because they do not really understand just what is required when it comes to practice.
If you watch most novice and intermediate golfers you will find that about 90% to 95% of their practice time is spent on the driving range where they are mainly concerned with improving distance on their long game. However, if you watch the professionals you will find that they spend a lot less time practicing their long game and a lot more time working on their short game and putting skills. Indeed, you will find that many professional golfers spend as much as 80% of their time off the course concentrating on their short game.
Yes, you do of course need to work on your long game and to improve your distance and accuracy off the tee and on the longer holes. However, you also need to spend time working on your chipping, pitching, bunker shots and putting and this means scheduling in less time on the driving range and more time on the practice ground.
Think about it for a moment. If you analyze your score card you will find that about half of your score comes from shots which are made within 75 yards of the hole so doesn’t it make sense to spend half of your practice time on improving these shots?
The secret to improving your game and reaching your full potential as a golfer lies in devoting sufficient time to practicing and, more importantly, to practicing all aspect of your game and not simply your driving ability.
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