Have you ever felt beaten up by golf?
I know I have plenty of times.
The winter is a great time to take stock and put in the work to make next year your best yet on the golf course.
How can you do that tho??
Looking back is your first step, unless you have an honest look at your previous year you are going to waste a lot of time trying to improve over the winter and just working on our strengths won’t actually make a massive difference in your golf game. Look at the areas that you struggle with, improve them and keep your strengths sharp.
The best way to do this is if you have kept stats, if you have stats this will show you where your weakness is and the areas of your game that needs improvement.
If you haven’t kept stats don’t worry. Its pretty easy to know what to work on even if you don’t have the stats to back it up. Work on the areas of your game that you don’t like to practice. Golfers love to practice what they are good at, over the winter try to make your practice uncomfortable. Work on the clubs that you shy away from hitting on the practice tee.
Second thing that will help you over the winter is to sharpen your wedge game.
We all know that if we can hit our wedges close it will help us but I don’t see enough work on the practice tee with wedges.
The first thing we must do with our wedges is to nail down our distances.
You need to know exactly how far each one of your wedges goes.
To be able to control your distance you must firstly be able strike your wedges constantly.
You should also find some ‘core’ distances that you work on getting VERY good at.
Something like 30 50 & 70 yards and work at getting incredible at these.
Also hitting a lot of wedges on the range does wonders for your golf swing.
Hitting wedges is great for rhythm, by hitting loads of wedges it can transfer that rhythm into you swing with the longer clubs too and having good rhythm in your golf swing can actually negate some imperfections in your swing.
Improve your driving.
For most people that’s a need to improve distance there are plenty of ways to do that.
You can join a Gym, do an online training package like here or visit your local PGA Pro.
It’s proven that gains in distance is a very easy way to lower your scoring average, and it’s not as hard as most people think. A lot of people leave distance on the shelf by not maximizing their driving by either having the wrong Angle of Attack or by not striking the driver out of the middle of the club.
Finally if you are serious about improving your golf over the winter don’t do it alone.
Make a plan and get people to help.
Ask your Local Pro for his or her help.
Get friends to join you in your practice.
Have fun working hard and smart over the winter and if I can help in any way please feel free to contact me.
Hope these few little tips have helped and keep and eye out on my social pages over the next few weeks for more tips and a great money back package for guaranteed gains in distance.