How to Practice Golf: The 3 Factors You Need to Know and Master to Produce Low Golf Scores Consistently
The great American amateur golfer Bob Jones said that when he was thinking of about three things during his swing he was playing poorly; but when he was thinking about two things he had a chance to shoot par;
and when he was thinking of only one thing he figured he could win the tournament.
Sometimes you really have to question whether the information circulating around the golfing world is helping or hindering the progress of golfers. Technology is a wonderful thing when it can be used to communicate something in a way that accelerates the progress of the golfer.
However technology that slows progress is not a good technology regardless of how sophisticated it might seem.
When I was a young golf instructor I loved to get my hands on any technology that could help my students to grow and develop their game further - and I still do!.
But what I have come to realize after many years helping golfers to learn and develop their game is that golf is still a stick and ball game that requires a fundamental understanding of how to move the golf club so that you can influence the golf ball to behave in a consistent and predictable way that ultimately leads to lower golf scores.
"Golf is still a stick and ball game that requires a fundamental understanding of how to move the golf club so that you can influence the golf ball to behave in a consistent and predictable way that ultimately leads to lower golf scores."
This hasn't changed about golf, and this is what I love about it. Golf can be as simple as you want it to be or as complex as you want it to be. The choice is entirely yours.
When we work with golfers at Pro Tour Golf College we never forget that golf is essentially three things:
Golfers are happier when they score lower and your approach to developing your golf skills should never lose sight of this fact.
Yes you can slow golf swings down frame-by-frame and analyse in detail the micro moves of a golf motion, and you can compare your golf stroke to champion golfers.
But does it lead to lower golf scores?...
This is the one thing that hasn't changed about this game for more than five hundred years…it is still a game of score!
So your mission is to find your way to developing a range of golf strokes that leads you to lower golf scores. I know that you already know this, but I’m not sure that you remember its importance when you’re not playing to your expectations.
Get good at finding ways to lower your golf score by influencing your golf strokes to impact the golf ball so that the ball behavior leads to lower golf scores.
It is as simple as it is complex. It is as easy as it is hard.
It is golf.
Lawrie Montague and David Milne - Pro Tour Golf College