Effective Practice Series - Tournament Box

By: Emga (East Midlands Golf Academy) | Sat 28 Oct 2017 | Comments ()


Almost every golfer has felt the frustration of being able to hit the ball fantastic when they are practicing on the range, but everytime they step on the course the golf swing deserts and they struggle to recreate the same results they felt previously on the driving range. 

Steve believes that a lot of this comes from the way the majority of golfers will practice, hitting lots of balls in a very relaxed and pressure-free environment. However, in reality there are very few occassions when any golfer has been coming up the 18th fairway with a good score in his/her hand, feeling relaxed and comfortable. 

According to Steve, the way to combat this is to create a tournament box during your practice on the driving range. In this box it is the time to pressure yourself, taking you out of your comfort zone to create a realistic golf course situation that any golfer might typically feel whilst playing. Whether this may be something as simple as a competition with a friend, a £5 bet with your Dad or a time-related challenge against yourself, there has to be something that forces your body to feel the realities of a pressurised golfing environment. 

It is natural to think hitting the ball great on the range will simply convert over onto the course, but unfortunately golf has never been or ever will be so simple. Therefore, exposing yourself to challenges and a variety of pressures on the range will only help prepare you for your future rounds out on the course. 


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