I hear all the time of golfers disgusted with their golf practice routines because of their inability to take good shots from the range to the course.
"I hit so many good shots out on the range and when I go to the course, I couldn't do it," is a phrase I hear all too often.
So why aren't golfers able to replicate what they do on the range onto the course?
Well the answer depends on multiple factors but the most obvious one is going to the driving range without a plan. To elaborate golfers go to the range and hit ball after ball from perfect lies with relative little thought on where their target is.
The problem with this style of practicing is that it is not simulating what would be faced in an actual round of golf.
In order to start transferring the game from the range to the course you will need a golf practice routine that evolves around a pre shot routine.
By using a pre shot routine as you practice you will start treating each shot with increased importance.
After completing this routine it is now time to switch gears and prepare yourself for the round.
To do this you need to imagine yourself on the range as if you're about to play hole 1.
For example, if hole 1 requires you to hit driver and it is a par 4 then that is the club you will use to simulate hole 1 on the range.
Now you just replicated how you would play hole 1. Continue to imagine playing your next 3 or 4 holes by constantly switching clubs and never hitting 2 balls back to back with same club.
By performing the 2nd half of this golf practice routine you will feel prepared on the first tee, and you will eliminate any anxiety or nervousness because you will feel like you have already played a few holes during your practice.
When you start practicing with a plan your scores are going to reflect it.
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