Get your golf game started up, April 2014

 

Golf Club Repairs at John Dooley PGA

Golf Club repairs

Take your clubs to your local PGA pro for a health check:

  • You should book your clubs into your local golf repairs shop and check your club’s lofts and lies.
  • Check the clubs grips? Are they too worn out?

Set out some specific golf goals for the coming season:

  • Reduce your handicap by a couple of shots
  • Make one or more of your golf club’s teams
  • Win a club or an open competition
  • Win a local Golf Club’s Scratch cup.
  • Reduce the total putts per round and become a better putter.
  • Just perhaps enjoy the game more?

You could take a series of golf lessons from your local PGA golf Professional?

  • If you have taken a winter’s break from playing golf and after a couple of games, your swing feels quite off! To avoid starting down the road of creating bad habits within your golf swing and trying to second guess a swing fix by using youtube or reading golf swing tips. I would suggest you should arrange a series of three to five golf lessons with your local PGA Golf Professional.
  • Also please take some time to work on your flexibility. If you can improve your flexibility, you can hit the ball further and make more consistence golf strikes.
  • May I suggest you could make an appointment to visit a recommended a golf specific TPI expert and ask him/her to test your body’s flexibility?

On the range

This is a plan that I have worked on this follow plan for one of my students:

Goals:

  • To win his home Golf Club’s Scratch cup
  • To play number one on his golf club’s senior cup team

Sub Goals:

  • Improve his 75 yard approach shot game & land the ball within 10 feet. (grade yourself out of 10 shots and go from 7 out of 10 to 9 out of 10)
  • Improve distance putting. (Stroke tempo and distance control)
  • Play more conservative and tighten up mid iron distance control (note your yardages and play of the centre of the green and avoid flag hunting)
  • Identify the front-centre, centre and back-centre of the greens you play as targets and closely monitor your distances played and the selected irons use to play.

 

This is our golf training schedule:  2 month schedule before

 

 

  1. Week one: Golf lesson, analyse golf fitness & golf swing data from Trackman, golf clubs require a loft and lie check. We will agree a golf practice plan. Practice plan requires 14 – 18 hours of practice excluding playing golf. Two rounds minimum a week.
  2. Week two: Work on practice plan and golf fitness plan & complete the worksheets scoring analysis from competition rounds played.
  3. Week three: Work on practice plan and golf fitness plan & complete the worksheets scoring analysis from competition rounds played.
  4. Week four: Full trackman golf lesson & feedback on fist months scoring data. Golf fitness strength & suppleness test. Keep working on our practice plan, fitness plan and completed the worksheets scoring analysis.
  5. Week five: Feedback session. On course golf coaching session & work on practice plan. Continue working on your golf fitness plan & complete scoring analysis.
  6. Week six: Golf lesson & work on practice plan. Continue working on your golf fitness plan & complete scoring analysis.
  7. Week seven: Feedback session. Golf lesson & work on practice plan. Continue working on your golf fitness plan & complete scoring analysis.
  8. Week eight: Feedback session. Full Trackman golf lesson & work on practice plan. Continue working on your golf fitness plan & complete scoring analysis. We will review how good our two months training plan is after we complete a skills test.

Let’s go and keep going!

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions at email address: johnny.dooley@gmail.com

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A golf practice method you can work on…

 

John Dooley PGA

Coaching

Practice method to work on:

FACT:
Typically when you are not playing a lot of golf your hand/eye coordination suffers and I see this a lot when I am looking at how golfers aim their club to their intended targets during a coaching session.

In this instance, I suggest to and work with the golfer on their pre-shot routine to gradually rebuild good on-course habits.

WORK ON:
This is an example of how I approach this situation.
1. Make a series of body connection exercises (hip turns, body turns & baseball swings), these exercises improves your skill of turning constantly through the shot
2. If you have not been playing golf at all in the last few months, I may also get you to make 5 vertical leap exercises (this depends on age and your mobility) – this is a great exercise to get the heart pumping and this exercise may also increase your body speed as you turn through the shot.
3. Select a club and a shot to play (I would start you off with a PW, then a 4 iron back to a PW, then on to a 6 iron and continuously mix up the clubs after every couple of shots) – a range of different shots will improve your hand/eye coordination.
4. Make two meaningful practice swings (a meaningful practice swing; is the best possible swing you can make)
5. Feel that practice swing, hold onto that feeling…
6. Take dead aim, set up and hit that shot using that feel good practice swing.
My example will take a lot of metal discipline and effort to do correctly, but you can make a commitment to yourself to do it. Why not and of course you can! Try this with a bucket of 30 balls and see how this works out for you. Keep going and enjoy…

POSSIBLE RESULTS:
Improved aim
Improved hand/eye coordination
Improved pre-shot routine
Improved focus on making good practice swings and a greater chance of hitting better shots

Please feel free to post any comments publicly or a private message is great too..

I hope you can get out to play and try this method out.

John Dooley PGA