We all know that in Alberta, our golf season is very short, which also means that our time practicing golf is very limited. However, even if you have only a very limited amount of time, you can still improve if you use that time effectively. Focus on the section or sections of your swing that need correction. Then practice diligently anywhere you can, even in your home. So much can be accomplished simply by improving your practice swing. Repeat correct motions in small movements and do them over and over and you will improve. Some other key points for how to get the most out of your practice are:
- Work on the start and finish. Get in front of a mirror for a couple of minutes every day, and work on your setup and your finish. Even one minute doing each will make a difference.
- Rehearse impact alignments. The hands must lead the clubhead into impact. Visualize to make it happen. Whenever you practice or have time to swing the club, simulate impact with your head behind the ball and the shaft leaning slightly forward.
- Get help from a qualified instructor. If you don’t know the section or sections of your swing that need correction and how to go about fixing them, seek the help of a qualified CPGA golf professional.
- Don’t ignore short putting.
- Take care of your body.
- Have a range routine.
- Always remember that tension kills the golf swing!
I hope these suggestions help you get the most out of your practice!
Have fun, Matt Truong