The scrapheap of golf is laden with ambitious golfers who malfunctioned on the pathway to golf immortality.
In their desperate search for golfing greatness many golfers fail to acknowledge the simple fundamental that underpins all golf success. The lowest golf score wins golf tournaments...
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” - Albert Einstein
As new generations of golfers come through the amateur ranks I have certainly witnessed golf becoming bigger and more complex. Does it make it better though? There are more experts involved in golf now than ever before from many different fields trying to help golfers to perform better on the golf course.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with having people help you to be the best you can be is there? Well, I’m not so sure.
It appears that 21st century golf culture is the intelligent fool Einstein describes, trying to make things bigger and more complex. We seem to be getting so lost in golf swing science and theories that for an ambitious golfer to get to the top of the tree he might as Einstein suggests have to have a touch of genius, a ton of courage and the ability to go in the opposite direction.
"Are modern golfers brave enough to do what our great golfing forefathers of the past did, and move away from the popular way of doing things and find their own way to golf success?"
When David Milne and I established Pro Tour Golf College our main goal was a very fundamental one; to help amateur and professional golfers to improve their competitive scoring average so they would become more competitive in golf tournaments.
The pathway to success at golf can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. You can focus all of your energy everyday of your life on searching for the best way to lower golf scores or you can focus on the best way to become too technical and mechanical.
If your point your attention consistently towards a simple route to lower golf scores you will get there faster than if you decide on the route of focusing on the bigger and more complex aspects of golf like perfecting your golf swing technique.
The Seventy Percent Rule
You might like to try our seventy percent rule which suggests that you spend at least seventy percent of your available time working on your greenside skills and putting.
Your goal should be to get at least seventy percent of your greenside golf shots within 6 feet of the hole. When you practice your putting seventy percent of your putting practice should be from inside fifteen feet of the hole and your goal is to hole seventy percent of your putts within this distance range.
This simple approach to lower golf scores will work as it’s precisely what the great golfers did to lower their score averages and become more competitive.
Great golf is ultimately simple golf. A great short game will transfer tremendous confidence into your long game and lead you to lower golf scores.
Remember it takes a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction to everyone else.
Do you think you have the courage and conviction to do that?
I was recently asked why an ambitious male or female golfer should join Pro Tour Golf College. It's a good question but easy to answer.
"You will work harder than you ever have before under complete supervision for a minimum of five hours per day for five days per week working on a highly structured golf training plan that is built around improving your critical to performance skills that will make it easier for you to shoot consistently lower golf scores."
If you were asked how you would spend a minimum of five hours per day, for a minimum of five days per week, for a minimum of five years training to play on a professional golf tour what would you say?
Most golfers would not have much of an idea about how to go about it. Typically what happens is male and female golfers will go to a driving range or practice fairway with good intentions but discover that it's very difficult to maintain the level of focus required to gain value from their effort.
Even with a competent golf instructor helping you, it's difficult to formulate a golf training plan that factors in a minimum of thirty hours of highly structured training each week, but this precisely what makes Pro Tour Golf College different from every other golf academy or golf school.
Our skills are in designing programs that help golfers like you to shoot lower golf scores faster.
Study the stats of one of our students after he had completed his first semester in the program. You will notice a very high stroke volume but what's it doesn't show is how he practiced everyday.
We are just about to start our second semester at Pro Tour Golf College and the students who have completed the first ten weeks have experienced significant improvement in their golf skills because they get to work on them everyday under careful observation.
In our opinion the only way to improve your golf scores is to develop your Pro Tour Capability Framework: