A golf practice method by John Dooley PGA

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Practice method to work on:

Typically when you are not playing a lot of golf your hand/eye coordination suffers and I see this a lot when I am looking at how golfers aim their club to their intended targets during a coaching session.

In this instance, I suggest to and work with the golfer on their pre-shot routine to gradually rebuild good on-course habits.

This is an example of how I approach this situation.
1. Make a series of body connection exercises (hip turns, body turns & baseball swings), these exercises improves your skill of turning constantly through the shot
2. If you have not been playing golf at all in the last few months, I may also get you to make 5 vertical leap exercises (this depends on age and your mobility) – this is a great exercise to get the heart pumping and this exercise may also increase your body speed as you turn through the shot.
3. Select a club and a shot to play (I would start you off with a PW, then a 4 iron back to a PW, then on to a 6 iron and continuously mix up the clubs after every couple of shots) – a range of different shots will improve your hand/eye coordination.
4. Make two meaningful practice swings (a meaningful practice swing; is the best possible swing you can make)
5. Feel that practice swing, hold onto that feeling…
6. Take dead aim, set up and hit that shot using that feel good practice swing.
My example will take a lot of metal discipline and effort to do correctly, but you can make a commitment to yourself to do it. Why not and of course you can! Try this with a bucket of 30 balls and see how this works out for you. Keep going and enjoy…

Improved aim
Improved hand/eye coordination
Improved pre-shot routine
Improved focus on making good practice swings and a greater chance of hitting better shots

Please feel free to post any comments publicly or a private message is great too..

I hope you can get out to play and try this method out. 

John Dooley PGA
Concierge Golf Ireland, 

Irish Golf tours, Golf in Ireland, Golf Lesson Co. Cork


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