Practice Makes Perfect
Practice Makes Perfect?Familiarity is one way of remembering something, so practice should improve our golf. This can be the case, but quite often isn't, or else the degree of improvement bears no relation to the hours and money spent on the driving range. So how can we make our practice more effective? That is the question that is answered in this talk
- Use imagery to improve the transfer of practice to the course.
- Focus on the good shots you've made, possibly using the points system that was discussed in confidence boosting.
- Practice sessions can be Blocked or Random.
- Skills can be practiced whole or in part.
- Progressive Part Practice where parts are added on to each other is a third style.
- Blocked Practice is where one particular skill, such as a drive or putt, is practiced over and over in the one session.
- Random Practice is where a variety of skills are practiced in each session, but not always in the same order. For example you'd hit a drive and an iron shot, or a chip and a drive.
- Whole Practice is where the whole swing is practiced, whereas Part Practice is when part of the swing such as the 'takeaway' or the 'pivot' is practiced on its own.
- Progressive Part Practice is when one part of the skill is added to the next in order to build up into the whole.
Depends on the situation
The talk will help you learn which or which combination is better for you NOW.
Always focus on what you should be doing
If you are hitting bad shots, stop. Reimage, change clubs, just take a break.