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Guide to Practice

“Practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect” a wise golfer once said and it could not have been truer. Beating balls with no specific intent is not only wasteful but could be damaging to your game. Following the suggestions below will allow for effectual practice and maximum gratification.    

  • Stretch and warm up before starting.

  • Tee all shots.

  • Always use clubs for alignment and ball position.

  • Have a plan for each session.

  • Keep a journal.

  • Limited each session to 45 minutes, then take a break.

  • Stay refreshed. Drink lots of water

  • Do not practice in a crosswind.

  • Practice short game as much as long game.

  • Stay focused. Avoid distractions.

  • If it is not working, go back to square one or leave.

  • If you cannot do it on your own, ask your instructor for help.

  • Do not listen to the golfer who is two shots better than you are, and definitely not to the golfer, who is, two shots worse.

Remember, when your playing well, you think you will never play badly again, and when you play badly, you are sure you will never play well again. Neither is true but if you practice correctly, you will keep your “good” rounds longer. 


If you need help with this or any other golfing matter contact me at: rob@longshotz.ca

by Robert Toshack

Director of Golf

Long Shotz Driving Range & Golf Academy

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