“I HAVEN’T PRACTICED BECAUSE IT’S BEEN RAINING OUTSIDE” – Worst Excuse Ever
If you’re like most golfers, you’re game probably runs in circles – meaning you play well at times, bad at times and it seems to go full circle to where you’re not improving much – if at all. I hear it nearly every time, “I didn’t have time to go to the course…or it was raining”, etc… We’ve all made the excuse, but like my college coach once said “if you can do 1 thing to get a little better every day, you will become great at this game.”
So, what can you do when it’s raining outside? Here are a few aspects of the game and some golf drills that you may find unconventional, but this is what the pro’s do daily outside of the golf course to improve their game.
IMPROVE SWING POSITIONS, INDOOR
Myth Buster golfers need to go to the driving range to work on their swing. This is false, in fact you probably do more harm to your game by working on your swing technique on the driving range. This trains your brain to thing technically, rather than athletically when you get to the first tee. Your best swing improvements happen without hitting a golf ball, slowing down the swing and perfecting the movement patterns for each swing position. Read more about swing improvements indoor
MENTAL GAME, PERFORMANCE STRATEGIES
Mental Game, the most overlooked, easiest and most beneficial aspect of game improvement. When it’s raining outside you can now feel good about sitting down and working on your mindset. Practicing your breathing technique and visualization should be implemented in your pre shot routine on every shot. Read this blog post for a simple mental game practice
Each time you go out to practice you should have a plan to executive with specific objectives. It is best to write it down on a piece of paper, but if for some reason you don’t have paper, write down your next golf practice on your notes app on a mobile device. Make sure you have a balanced practice with specific details so you can ensure you get better each time you spend time working on your game. Read this blog post for more golf practice plan information.