Get your golf game started up, April 2014

Golf Club repairs
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: john@johndooleypga.ie.

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