How many great players are great without practice and preparation. The answer…none. Of course there is natural ability, but the players that make it to the top and are impressive got there with a plan and a lot of hard work. The first excuse is usually “Well, I could never play like a pro because I don’t have time to practice like one.” While that is a very valid point, it is even more reason to design a plan. If you, like the rest of us, are scheduled from the moment you wake until the moment your head hits the pillow, then every minute counts. It’s the players who practice the least that need the best game plans.
What should your game plan entail? Basically you need to look at every area of your game. Think of a pentagram. You have 5 points. The points and not in order of importance are: 1) Fitness 2) Mental Game 3) Equipment 4) Technique or Instruction and 5) Course Management.
Start by making a chart with each point listed at the top. Next, make a list underneath it of what your goals are for each point. What do you want to do with that part of your game? What do you want to do differently? What do you want to improve on? How can you make the improvements? After this you now have your road map for success. All you need to do now is put in in action by scheduling the time and enlisting the help of a quality pro for assistance. Charting your progress in each area is a really good idea. The first step of making the plan is easy for everyone. It’s sticking to it that’s difficult. Seeing your progress right in front of your own eyes is nothing but encouraging. By charting it you may also catch yourself slacking in certain areas.
Once you are set with a game plan I recommend setting up your free Game Tracker and Practice Planner on MyGolfInstructor.com to help track your progress and formulate a complete picture of your golf game. Here is the link so you can get started today: http://www.mygolfinstructor.com/