Where Should I Practice?

If you are a really keen golfer you will want to practice as much as you can for as much time as you can.

First thing always to remember is that QUALITY PRACTICE is more important than quantity practice.

When you start all you want  to do is to practice and get it right, but it is not the time you spend on it, it is the attention to detail in getting it right. If you work on your technique and get the skills/technique as sound as possible then that is really the first step.

So where should you go and do your practice?

You can work on all different parts of your game at a variety of places.

I have shared some with you below.

Some obvious places to practice are;

  •  the driving range (great for working on your swing, technique and getting rhythm),
  • driving range at your local golf course,
  • putting green at the range (if they have one?) and at your local golf course,
  • chipping green at the range and at your local golf course,
  • walking around on the golf course, you get to work on all areas, swing, pitching, chipping, putting, bunkers, different lies etc plus you are also practicing course management,

Not so obvious places to practice;

  • Putting practice on your carpet at home
  • Chipping practice off a pillow (with a soft ball indoors)
  • Chipping practice in the backyard
  • Swing practice in your backyard (not with ball, unless you have a massive backyard that can handle the length of a 9 iron shot)
  • Bunker practice on the beach
  • Chipping & Swing practice on an oval/football field or the park
  • Chipping, pitching & putting  practice on synthetic grass tennis court
  • Putting in your office (obviously in break time)

Think outside the square and not be limited by only being able to practice at the range.

There are plenty of other places to practice.

Would love to hear where you do your practice when you don’t have access to the range or the golf course.

To your golfing success,

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Tiffany Mika

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About Tiffany Mika

Tiffany Mika is incredibly passionate about golf and shares with you her knowledge about the game. She shows how you can have an exciting a life when you learn to play golf as you can travel the world playing exotic destinations and meeting lots of fantastic people who all share the same passion for golf.


4 Responses to Where Should I Practice?

  1. Judith Mika May 10, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Well done.
    First, I’ll go to the chipping green at the Port Macquarie golf course and practice my wedge shots but most of all keeping my head still until the ball has landed (well, almost).
    Then I’ll go to the driving range at the bottom of the course and practice my 9 iron, 7 iron, 5 iron, and my hybrids and then hit a few shots with my driver.
    From there I’ll go to the putting green and practice until I can sink the ball starting from about a metre and then progressively moving back as far as I can.
    By the way, I have been practising my putting, as you suggested in an earlier blog, and I have improved.

    Keep up the good suggestions.

    • Tiffany Mika May 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Judith, great to hear that your practice is paying off. You will only get rewarded from golf by the effort you put into it. And of course practicing the right things. Keep you the practice 🙂

  2. Judith Mika May 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Played today and played to my handicap. With four one points and a wipe, I am extremely happy with the result. The shots where I kept my head still until my shoulder touched my cheek were by far the best shots and I am going to practice this routine until I don’t have to think about it.

    Thank you very much my on-line coach.

    • Tiffany Mika May 13, 2012 at 11:58 am #

      Judith that sounds excellent. Keep working on it as it will become automatic for you. 🙂

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