February 4, 2020
It’s important for you to get better at the game of golf, so you want to put in as much practice as you can. Of course, with most people, it can be difficult to find as much time to practice and play as they might like. Therefore, it becomes important that you are very focused and intentional when it comes to the practice time that you do have. You want to be able to make the most of the time you have available, and that means getting down to business as quickly as possible.
One of the best things you can do is make sure that you divide your practice time into little chunks that focus on different areas of improvement. This way, you get to practice a wider range of skills, which allows you to make the best use of your practice time. Let’s get a better idea of just how you should divide your time, so you can start experiencing the improvements you need.
Regardless of how much time you have to practice, you will want to divide it into several different sections. First, you will want to do some block practice. Sometimes, block practice gets a bad reputation in the minds of some, but that tends to be because people are spending too much time on it. This is the rote, mechanical portion of your training, and you should only be spending between 10% and 15% of your training time on it.
Once you have completed the block practice, you will then move on to random practice and skill development. This should account for 70% of your training time, as it is where you are truly going to develop the skills you need to get better at golf. You will take a lot of swings with different clubs, different lengths of swings, different targets, etc. The goal is to train randomly, so you can eventually perform certain actions subconsciously during an actual game.
Playing practice is also important and should take up between 10% and 20% of your time. This is where you can have a little bit of fun and use or create games with various scoring or requirements for winning. The games should be fun, but they should also have means of elevating their difficulty level as you get better and better.
When you break down your training into these three segments, you will be getting the best use out of your training time.
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