Category Archives: Practice

Teaching articles about practicing golf

  • Listening Drill

    Posted on November 3, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Short Game.

    Next time you are out practicing your short game, try listening for the ball to land on the green before you allow your eyes to look up from the ball’s starting point. If you’ve been in the habit of looking up too soon through impact, this listening drill will definitely improve your contact on shots […]

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  • Three Components of Range Practice

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Practice, The Mental Game.

    When I go to the range to practice, I divide my range time into three parts: 1. Maintenance practice: Checking the set-up, finish and tempo of my golf swing. I like to always start with maintenance practice. Correctly setting up to the ball is very important to consistent ball-striking. If I address the ball incorrectly, […]

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  • How I Practice

    Posted on May 17, 2014 by Grant in My Journey, Practice.

    Do you have a plan for every time you go to practice? Carrying out a simple concept during my practice sessions has helped my scores drop dramatically over the last few years. I work a little on every part of my game during every practice session. I move from chipping to pitching to full swing […]

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  • Set-up and Finish are Important

    Posted on March 17, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Swing.

    In golf, it is tempting to try to fix your whole swing all at once. When you have a rough day on the course it seems natural to go to the range and cycle through about 10 swing-thoughts while trying to fix all of your perceived swing flaws. However this is not a process that […]

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  • Checking your Shoulder Alignment

    Posted on March 8, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice.

    This simple drill to check your shoulder alignment will train you to line your shoulders up correctly every time. Here’s how to do it: First, set up to the ball. Then, without moving, take the golf club and lay the shaft across your shoulders. When you look down the line of the shaft it should […]

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  • Check the Alignment of your Feet

    Posted on February 3, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up, Practice.

      Proper alignment is a critical part of the golf set-up. A perfect swing will be wasted if you aim in the wrong direction. Here’s how to quickly check the alignment of your feet: After you address the ball, grab the club at both ends and hold the shaft level with the ground. From this […]

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  • Chipping Drill for Solid Contact

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Short Game.

      To perform this chipping drill, you just need a shag tube, a business card and a club to chip with. To set up the drill, I place a ball about 20 yards from the pin making sure that I have just 4 or 5 feet between me and the edge of the green. This […]

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  • Foundational Golf Principles for Long-Term Improvement

    Posted on December 23, 2013 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Practice.

      Do you know why some people keep getting better and better at golf while others don’t? I believe that all golfers who keep improving have one thing in common: A solid foundation of mental principles. Here are my foundational golf principles for long-term improvement: 1. Understand that every thought counts: You are either instilling […]

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  • My Favorite Practice Drill

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Short Game.

      All you need is a wedge, a shag tube, 23 golf balls and a practice area to perform my favorite practice drill. To start the drill, I drop golf balls in a line stretching from about 10 to 50 yards from my target. (If I have more space, I will extend the line back […]

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  • Feel or Fundamentals: What’s weighing your golf game down?

    Posted on December 4, 2013 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Practice.

      Do you know playing golf day after day without practice will hold you back from reaching your potential? You may have flashes of brilliance, but when you look back at your past 5, 10 or 20 years of playing golf, you will realize you hit a plateau because you ingrained the same swing flaws […]

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