Golf: Practice Range to the Golf Course
One of the more frequently visited topics that comes up is how come I can go to
the golf practice range and do so well, but when I go to the golf course to play a
round a different golfer shows up?
If this somewhat describes you, don’t panic. It is a very common ailment among
Aside from keeping in mind that just on a daily basis alone your golf swing is going
to produce different results and scenarios for you to overcome. Welcome to the
wonderful game of golf!
But in all seriousness here in the next couple of articles, I’ll discuss a few golf tips
and techniques that will help you get your golf game from the driving range to the
First of all, I make the assumption that you are practicing your golf game on a
regular basis and not expecting your game to just miraculously ‘show up for you
on the first tee.
With this in mind, I think that most people should consider that how they practice
affects their ‘on course’ behavior. Frequently, the resolution to the mysterious
vanishing golf swing is in how you practice getting better.
Certainly to gain proficiency at golf one must hit a lot of golf balls. And there are
certainly times when your practice routine is one of just focusing on getting your
rhythm and timing going. But to get your game from the range to the course you
have to focus on certain aspects.
As a part of your golf practice routine you should practice or emulate real golf.
First of all (assuming you’ve properly warmed up) starting with driver, pick out
your target and give yourself some fairway parameters. By that I mean that say…
the flag to left from that flag to the right is the width of my fairway… outside of
that I’m in the rough or even O.B.
Stand behind the ball and reaffirm your target line or whatever your pre-shot
routine may be. Knowing that you now have a target that you must hit and you
have but one swing to hit it will add more focus and a certain amount of pressure
to your golf swing.
This is what