PRACTICE WITH A PURPOSE
This is the second feature of our new series 'Lockdown Tips'. In this feature I discuss how to practise your golf with a purpose. I also document my own experience of having an online golf lesson with the highly decorated Master PGA professional & Golf Channel Academy Coach Martin Hall. You get an insight in to what it's like from a golf professionals perspective on having lessons, and also see how a lesson can be implemented in to practice afterwards.
Practicing your golf throughout this difficult period in time, will prove to be invaluable when you're finally back on the links. This doesn't mean that you need to set up a home studio or net, just swinging a club without a ball can provide great feedback for you whilst you're away from the course or range, however there's a caveat to this. Whenever you practice it should be with a purpose, if not then you're just going through the motions. In my instance i've taken an online lesson, I have a few key swing points to work towards, and this will stand be in good stead ready for when i'm back out playing. Online lessons are a great way of developing a blueprint towards working on the weaknesses of your game whilst you're away from the course, think about the jobs around the house that you've done so far with this new found time. I've certainly noticed i've improved my garden because i've invested this new found time. I could have just cut the grass, however as stated previously that'd be going through the motions. Instead i've frequently cut the grass, fed the lawn, seeded it, patched up the bare parts of the lawn, dug up the soiled bedding area, and planted. I've invested my time to improve the garden to make a marked difference rather than just a slight difference. Wouldn't this thought process serve to help improve your golf game?
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