Golf - Slow Down Tip When Hitting Practice Balls
Place practice balls behind your bag for a more deliberate practice session
Place practice balls behind your bag for a more deliberate practice session

Golf - Slow Down Tip When Hitting Practice Balls

When hitting balls, either in class or during practiceatthe driving range, most players place a pile of balls beside their tee and swing away, hitting as many balls as they can, as fast as they can.

However, one of the keys to effective swing practice is to take some time after each shot to reflect on that shot: how the swing felt, how to improve the timing, where the ball flew in relation to the position of the arms and clubhead. This reflection is lost when your students hit ball after ball in quick succession.

Practice Tip
So here's a simple tip that will produce more effective practice sessions. Have your players place their practice balls a step or two behind the tee area, instead of right beside the tee. A spot behind their bag is best.

In order to make their next shot, players must turn around, take several steps, bend over to pick up the ball, then return and tee up the ball. The several seconds it takes them to do this forces them to slow down their rapid-fire hitting and allows them to reflect on the shot they just took.


Reference: From a conversation with golfer, Pierre Labrecque.

 

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