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Why Practice May Not Be Improving Your Golf Game
If we look at the national average handicap, we can see the average golfer has not improved over the past 40-years. With all of the improvements in equipment and technology, why has the average score basically not changed?
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Why Practice May Not Be Improving Your Golf Game

If we look at the national average handicap, we can see the average golfer has not improved over the past 40-years. With all of the improvements in equipment and technology, why has the average score basically not changed?
  
Well, I can tell you from coaching and teaching this game, it amazes me how many golfers think going to “hit a bucket of balls” means going to
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 practice. You can find them on the range hitting balls at full swing speeds with different clubs just hoping to hit it more solid. Every trip to the range should be a practice session with a specific purpose and plan. Whether it be technical or specific and related to your last instruction session, or practicing something specific like shortening your backswing or shifting your weight.
  
When you go to your practice sessions is it to make sure you are focusing on your changes and not “the ball results.” To many times I see players thinking they should be hitting it perfect for it to be correct. If you are making a mechanical change, chances are you will not be striking it perfect and you should be working on the feel of the changes over the results of the shot. My best advice would be to apply your changes at 1/3 speed first to get the feel and application of your change. Once you feel you are producing the correct action, take it to 2/3 speed
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and so on. The minute it gets off or a tad wobbly, take it down a notch to find it again.

Frequency of practice is where you will make the best progress. Short frequent specific practice sessions are always better than some long marathon range ball beating session. Develop a plan, practice with a purpose, and get into the feel of the movements versus the immediate results of the ball. Practice smarter ….. not harder.