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"If you are a serious golfer who practices a lot and isn't satisfied with your level of progress then you need to do something about it!"
We write a lot about the process behind improving your golf scores because after all, isn't that what golf is all about - finding ways to lower your golf scores so you can become more competitive in the tournaments you play in?
The Japanese word Kaizen loosely translated means “change for the better” or “improvement,” and it is the goal of constant and never-ending improvement that should be your goal as an advanced or elite level golfer.
It is interesting to note however that this is not as easy to do and it sounds like because our observation (over many years) of advanced golfers going about their golf practice suggests that the vast majority don't know how to practice to improve.
We think that a big part of the problem is the emphasis in golf of being focused too much on "what to practice" and not enough on how to practice. In fact we honestly believe that this is the next big thing in golf--learning how to practice properly to improve.
Why? The simple reason is that more advanced and elite level junior and college golfers want to become professional golfers at a younger age because the financial rewards of being successful in golf are too good to ignore.
Take Jordan Spieth for example. I wrote recently about Jordan as a young golfer with the potential to become one of the best players in golf, and within a couple of weeks of publishing our article he won a tournament on the PGA Tour before his 20th birthday in spectacular style by holing a difficult bunker shot on the last hole.
In this article I’ll explain a concept that will help you to decide on the skills that you should work on that will lead to consistent change.
But first you need to understand that there are golf skills that can have a big impact on your game, and others that lead to marginal, if any improvement.
There is a mental shift you need to make to generate consistent change. You need to focus more on continually determining which of your golf skills needs attention for you to make consistent progress with your game.
But how do you do this? How do you know what to practice to improve? Before you learn how to practice you first need to decide which golf skills need work and which skills need less.
When you play your round it is made up of various golf skills that help you get from the tee to the green. If for example you have a scoring average of 76 (+ 4) around your golf course, we could look at the skills that had a major impact on your score average and decide upon a strategy that could help to lower that score average.
So let’s have a quick look at our new and comprehensive golf practice improvement system Elite Golfer Improvement System (E.G.I.S) for lowering your golf score average.
Imagine if you had a range of easy to fill out assessment templates that would help you to accurately assess your golf skills, and from there you could work out exactly which golf skills you need the work to lower your golf score average.
They might look like these Golf Skill Assessment Templates.
From here you could transfer the data to template that would help you to determine which golf skills that hold higher value in your golf improvement than others.
You could rank each golf skill based on a simple color rank that tells you exactly where you are compared to top level golfers.
No more comparing yourself to others, you simply practice to push your golf skills from one color to the next, realizing that as you change color you are improving.
But that's not enough. To get better at golf you need goals along the way, and the very best way to develop your golf skills is to establish bench marks over a period of time to keep you focused, and at the same time to tell you where you are on your journey to improvement.
You need to be able to forecast the improvement you are looking for, and you need a simple-straightforward way to do this.
We have developed just such a template that will help you to stay right on track with your performance goals.
When you practice each week you will also need a weekly planner so you can work out when you will practice, and also what you will practice. And you will need a daily practice log sheet designed for you to stay focused on the golf skills that make the most difference to your golf scores.
Every week you finish that weeks practice you will want to know how you are travelling in relation to your goals, so you will need an easy to fill out template will help you to do this.
Why go to all this trouble? Well, it's simple really. Why guess when you can test, measure, practice and improve.
If you are a serious golfer who practices a lot and isn't satisfied with your level of progress then you need to do something about it!
You need the most comprehensive golf practice improvement program ever developed for serious golfers of all ages. We have invested more than 300 hours putting this program together for you.
So in next weeks blog we'll show you what the program is all about, and again we sincerely thank you for your patience in allowing us to bring the best golf improvement program of its kind to you, the serious and advanced level golfer.
Lawrie Montague and David Milne - Pro Tour Golf College
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