When I am teaching, I always ask my client, “What is it that you want to work on?” The main answer that comes back to me is that “I want more consistency”.
So my question then is “How much time and effort are you willing to put into your practice?”
Really give that some thought….how much time are you willing to put into your practice?
If you are not willing to put the time into practice then you will always remain frustrated with the game.
The best response I have had to becoming more consistent is a book I read by Cindy Reid called “Get Yourself In Golf Shape”. Cindy talks about when a new student comes to her and they are wanting more consistency. I love this answer….. Cindy says…”You need to hit 1,000 balls a day for the next 5 months. You should hit 50 balls with every club in your bag in the morning, break for lunch, then do the same thing in the afternoon”.
Ben Hogan one of the greatest golfers hit 1,000 balls per day. Sometimes he would hit 500 balls in the morning then play holes in the afternoon if he didn’t hit his regime of 1,000 balls.
When new golfers take up the game, they become frustrated because they have given themselves unrealistic expectations in their first year. When they don’t meet their goals in the first year they give up. I had one lady who said “if I can’t play this game within a year I am taking up bowls!” I stressed to her that it would take about 3 years just to get the feel of the game but you have your whole life ahead of you to learn the game.
Why should you practice?
You should practice what you learn. When you have your lessons, really take in what your teaching professional is telling you, then go and work on it. Really work on it! The more you practice, the better you will become and then you will become more consistent.
But remember this. It will take time.
There is no quick fix in golf. If there were we would all be Professionals on the tour.
Repetition, repetition, repetition.
Would love to hear how your practice is going.
To your golfing success,
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