I cornered golf fitness guru Randy Meyers and asked him how I could put together a simple exercise station without much room and without costing a mint.
Category: Golf On The Line
Lessons from the teaching line.
A quality practice should combine elements of both mechanics to improve efficiency, and target focus to improve effectiveness. Plus a little fun. Try these range challenge games if you really want to improve your practice time and your scores on the golf course.
Over time my student had fallen into the habit of “ball focus” rather than target focus. He was so focused on getting the club to the ball square that his body was orienting to the ball at impact, rather than orienting to the target. That was creating the crunch. It was turning into a habit, and making his slice worse.
The elements of shot making are skills, just like the mechanical elements of swinging on plane and making a pivot are skills. They can be practiced and the skills can be developed. Split your practice so you spend half your time working on shot-making, and half on mechanics.
When you practice to learn about or refine your mechanics your focus should be internal. Not on the results. Your goal is to learn about your swing by refining your internal feedback and awareness abilities. What happens to the ball after you hit it, and whether it goes at a target or not, is simply data that can help you diagnose and interpret your swing better.
If you can’t feel something, you can’t change it. To change your swing, you must first develop an awareness of your swing around the aspect you wish to change.