Practice Golf The Write Way To Improve Your Game As Quickly As Possible
The Write Way To Practice
Are you serious about improving your game? If you are then whenever you practice or change anything in your game you should write down exactly what you did. All you have to do is get a little pocket notebook or pad, the kind that will fit in your back pocket.
I DON’T CARE HOW INTELLIGENT YOU ARE, HOW MANY DEGREES YOU HAVE OR HOW GREAT YOUR MEMORY IS, I PROMISE YOU THAT USING A LITTLE PRACTICE NOTEBOOK WILL HELP YOUR GOLF GAME. EVERY TIME YOU GO TO THE PRACTICE RANGE YOU SHOULD MAKE SOME BRIEF NOTES ABOUT WHAT YOU DID AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOUR RESULTS.
Make some notes after each practice session, after any lessons or even after seeing something new on a video or reading something interesting in a magazine. After a little while, your “practice notebook” will become an invaluable tool in improving your game.
Most professional golfers (or their caddies) write down notes for each practice session. Some have notebooks going back decades. Jack Nicklaus was probably the first to start this now almost all professional golfers do this.
What should you write for each practice session? Well that’s up to you (and your style). If you want to improve your game as quickly as possible, then before each practice session you’ll write down your goals for that session!!! That will help you tremendously. If you can’t write down your goals then you have to ask why are you are practicing at all.
Some people write short little phrases or comments, others write whole pages. On one page of your practice notebook you should chart your distances for each club. Record your full swing distances and also your partial swing distances.
I don’t care if you’re a scratch golfer or a complete beginner, a practice notebook will help your golf game.
The longer you use it the more valuable it becomes. The next time the “wheels fall off” or you begin to lose confidence in your swing your practice notebook will dramatically shorten the time to get back on track.
The Write Way To Play
If you want to really improve your course management you should try a do-it-yourself yardage book, including course management and strategy sections. It is a pocket yardage and strategy book just like the pros use. It’s also a great companion to a golf gps like the Skycaddie or GolfLogic. Check it out at http://www.yardage-marker.com/ Full disclosure: I’ve been publishing this yardage book for 20 years. It’s used by competitive golfers on all the pro tours, amateur tours and junior tours as well as at hundreds of clubs around the country. http://www.yardage-marker.com/