Golf Matters with Bearwood Lakes’ JON DRY
For many avid golfers, work and family life often make finding time to practice hard to come by, not to mention the wonders of the changeable British weather!
I am a huge believer that great improvements can be made without going to Driving Range or Golf Course. Below are a couple of great ways to reduce your scores without leaving home or the office, so why not give them a try.
Starting the ball on the intended line is one of the most critical parts of holing more putts, yet it is something which many golfers often neglect.
Set up a putting gate on your carpet using a couple of sleeves of balls positioned just over a ball’s width apart.
Then, take your set up a couple of feet away from your tunnel and test your stroke by rolling the ball through your target.
Try starting off with the tunnel wider and narrow it down as you get more accurate with your putts.
A very enjoyable experience for any golfer is to spend 10-15 minutes recalling a great round you had and some of the best shots you ever hit.
Think of how you felt before and after the shots.
Include as many details as you can, such as what was the weather like?
Who were you playing with?
Which ball did you use?
The more information and memories you can put down the easier it will be to recall these positive thoughts next time you feel nervous or unsure of a difficult shot you face.
This process is known as Anchoring and is a skill we use on a day-to-day basis without even knowing.
We all have a song which reminds us of a certain time in our memory, or a smell which we associate with a certain day.
Whether you are a keen golfer or footballer this is tool used by many of the top sportsmen throughout history.
Give it a try!
I hope that you find these tips useful and please get in touch with how you get on.
I would love to hear from you.
Get in touch and find out more
Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Bearwood Road, Wokingham RG41 4SJ
Phone: 0118 979 7900
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