GOLF AT HOME
Teaching and coaching is something I have been doing everyday for the past 10 years. I always ask my students before I ever see them hit a golf ball, if you had a golf wish list what would be at the top of your list? Before I answer this I am sure you already know the answer, yes you were right CONSISTENCY. In a world where we have many commitments like family, work, friends deadlines, golf tends to sit on the back burner.
The first step to becoming more consistent is finding the time to practice and play. With that being said, you don’t always have to be at the golf course or driving range to practice. There are numerous things you can do in the comfort of your own home to get better.
The first thing can be finding the time to stretch. I make it a point to set aside 10-minutes everyday for my yoga practice. This allows me to gain flexibility in certain areas of my body, while also focusing on breathing with is every important in golf. These practices will allow you to maintain speed in your golf swing while staying relaxed and calm.
If you have problems controlling the direction of your shots, you might want to work on your grip. This is something that can be done at home with a 7-iron. When sitting in the living room watching the latest Game of Thrones episode, grab a club and kill two birds with one stone.
One of my favorite things to work on at home is my putting stroke. This is very easy to practice at home in the living room or your hardwood floor if you plan on playing Augusta anytime soon. Simply wrap two rubber bands around the sweet-spot of your putter and work on center contact. The rubber bands will give you immediate feedback on off center hits.
I hope you put some of these things into action and would love to hear your feedback!