Grow My Game
Reset Your Game
By Jack Dillon
It’s always a good time to hit the reset button on your golf game. What are the areas you need to change, to improve? What are the best parts of your game, and what are the areas that are good, but can be even better?
Here are 5 thoughts about resetting your game for a better season and a brighter future on the golf course:
- Schedule a session or two without your club. Set aside time to work with your PGA Professional on your mental game. Without the club and the stress of wanting to make good shots, you will focus as never before. These may be the most productive golf lessons of your life.
- Play your home course from all of the different tee box positions. Plan to use each set of tees throughout the season. You will learn more about your course, love your course more, and even learn a few new shots.
- Schedule games with the best golfers at your club. Have your PGA Professional set up the introductions with 5 or 6 of the lower handicap golfers. Spending time with good players is a proactive way to improve many areas of your game.Good habits and best practices will rub off. Be sure to buy the beverages at the 19th hole. It could become one of the best investments you ever make in your game.
- Play in some local tournaments. Getting better means getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. It is not about what position you finish. It is about feeling the pressure of the competition. Play in a few events, even if they are just for fun. They will assist in helping your mental game.
- Never practice without goals. Do not go to the range only to hit balls ad nauseam. Have a plan building towards a better golf future. How about keeping a journal? Keep an “improvement log” that you constantly update and review. With goals for every session, you will see improvement. When you tie these in with lessons from your PGA or LPGA Professional, your new successes are reinforced.
So go ahead, hit that reset button for your game. Take several steps back, review your game and your goals. After that, take deliberate aim at your best scores yet! Have a great year of golf!