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By Paul Myers

Realistically, you only have so much time to dedicate to golf practice. Unless you are a professional golfer, you probably have plenty of other responsibilities that rank above golf practice – work, family, etc. However, you still have goals that you would like to accomplish in golf, and it will require some amount of practice to do so. Are you facing an impossible task? Not at all. The key is to properly allocate your practice time so you get the most return on the time spend on the driving range and putting green. As long as you have a plan for what you are going to work on, and how long you are going to work on it, improvement is absolutely attainable.

The 50/50 Rule

As a good place to start, try using the 50/50 rule when it comes to your golf practice sessions. That means that you will dedicate 50% of your practice time to your full swing, and 50% to your short game. So, if you head to the golf course with one hour available to practice, spend 30 minutes hitting balls and 30 minutes working on your bunker shots, chipping and putting. As long as you stick to this general guideline, you will at least be getting work in on all the various skills you need for the course.

Address Your Weaknesses

One mistake amateur golfers make when it comes to golf practice is spending too much time on things they are already good at, and ignoring the areas that give them trouble. For example, let’s say that you are already a good driver of the golf ball. You hit plenty of fairways, and have more distance than most of your playing partners. With that in mind, why would you spend much time practicing your driving on the range? Sure, you need to hit a few drives to stay sharp, but there are certainly areas of your game that could use more attention.

While it might be fun to show off on the range by blasting one drive after the next, it isn’t going to make you a better golfer in the long run. Use your rounds of golf to identify areas of the game that are giving you trouble, and then invest your practice time on fixing those problems. One idea behind practice is to improve on your weaknesses, so make sure you aren’t wasting too much time practicing things you are already good at.

Make Your Practice Reflect Actual Golf

How many times on the golf course do you get to stand in the same spot and hit the same putt ten or twenty times in a row? Never. So why do you do it on the practice green? If you are going to get better, it can be important to replicate on-course conditions as much as possible during your practice sessions. That means changing clubs frequently when you are hitting balls (drive, iron, pitch, drive, iron, drive, fairway wood, iron, pitch, etc) ), and moving all around the chipping area and the practice green when putting. This kind of practice can be more work, but it can help you become a better player.

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By Paul Myers

Every golfer knows that it is important to practice their game if they want to improve and lower their scores. Unfortunately, many golfers give up on practicing because they don’t see the results of their efforts actually showing up on the course. It isn’t that their golf practice is pointless, it is just that they may not know how to practice properly to best get results from the time they put in. Once you understand how to practice a better way, you will be far more likely to see your scores drop – and that is the point at the end of the day.

Start by Nailing Short Putts

Nothing can ruin some people’s rounds faster than missed short putts, so you might start out your golf practice session with a round of four footers to get your confidence up. There are no tricks to this kind of golf practice – just set down several golf balls around four feet away from a practice putting hole, and try to make as many in a row as possible. To build pressure, set a goal for yourself that you have to reach before moving on. For example, you could decide that you need to make 10 straight before you head over to the driving range.

Alternating Clubs

Are you a golfer who hits your driver 10 or 12 times in a row on the driving range? If so, you may be wasting your time and possibly even hurting your game. When was the last time you hit a driver that many times in a row on the course? Never. Hopefully anyway! Playing golf is all about moving back and forth between your clubs and being able to swing each of them properly. So, if you have to play that way on the course, it only makes sense to spend some time practicing that way as well. As you work through a bucket of practice balls, try moving back and forth between long and short clubs to best replicate what you will be doing on the course. You may even pretend that you are playing the holes from the course on your driving range.

Don’t Forget Chipping

For some reason, chipping seems to be the forgotten part of the game of amateur golf. Despite being hugely important to the score that you post on the course, many golfers completely neglect chipping during their practice sessions. If you are serious about playing better, you should immediately focus some of your golf practice time on chipping. Vary the shots that you hit, and put your ball in a variety of difficult lies that you can practice from. Chipping is a skill that involves a level of feel and touch, so the more golf practice time you can put in, the better it may become.

Proper golf practice should not only be productive, but fun as well. Figure out which parts of your game are in need of the most work, and then focus on them during your practice sessions. Once you dial in a routine that works for you and addresses all of the areas of your game, you should quickly notice that you are performing better out on the course.

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To learn more about Swing Man Golf products and hit it longer with swing speed training, click here.

And, if you would like to add 30 to 40 yards to your drives over the next 30 days, like thousands of our customers have before you, you might consider our unique Swing Man Golf Swing Speed Training.

Use the tool below to find out a.) how fast your swing speed should be and b.) how fast you COULD swing it soon:

 

HOW FAR SHOULD YOU DRIVE IT? HOW FAR COULD YOU DRIVE IT?

…based on gender, age, handicap and average driving distance? Use this tool to find out:

Male Female