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IT’S pretty rare to see anyone hit every green in regulation. But it’s a useful attitude to bring to the first tee. Bagging a ton of GIRs has as much to do with how you’re thinking, as how you’re swinging.

Most greens today are big. Play the correct tees, and it’s possible to hit every one with less-than-perfect approaches.

The key is mental discipline. At the end of a round, you should be able to say you had an exact yardage to the centre of the fat portion of each green. Even if your distance control isn’t that precise, the odds are in your favour when you make this extra effort.

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Problem = Solution

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Problem Not knowing what to practice.

Solution Know your game and devise a practice plan.

To be intentional in your training assumes you know what it is you are going to practice. In this instance the player isn’t even really sure what to practice.

Nothing wastes more time than wondering what to practice. During the session the internal voice is asking whether you are practicing the right thing or not. This doubt will undermine the quality of the session and fail to cement any learnings from the session.

The easiest way to determine the areas of your game most in need of development is to collate statistical data from your game and to analyse it.

Generally there should be approximately a 60:40 break-up of time with 60% devoted to short game (putting, chipping, bunkers and pitching up to around 60 metres). There should then be a slight bias toward the areas of the game which are showing up as statistically in need of development. This certainly doesn’t mean an ‘all the eggs in one basket’ approach as that would be unbalanced.

What are the strengths of your game?

Which are the areas in need of development?

What is the priority in practice for you for this month?

Source Peter Knight


The Truth Hurts

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A measure of…the truth

Why do some athletes avoid recording statistics, setting plans and sticking to them and putting their hearts on soles on the line?  Part of the reason lies in the words of Colonel Jessep “they can’t handle the truth”.

It is rare with all but the best athletes to hear something like “I have followed a structured preparation plan to the letter and am ready to compete, confident I will do well”.

Much more common is “I haven’t been able to prepare as I would like, so hopefully I’ll go ok”.  This is both preparing for the worst and having a ready-made excuse in advance.

It takes courage to fully commit to a plan and declare you have done the work and are ready to put your performance on the line.

Have you got that courage?

Source Peter Knight