Golf Season doesn’t end, it just comes home
How to improve your golf game in the off-season
Improving your golf game in the off season is easier than you might think. Yes, its going to take time and yes you need to use your brain, results aren’t free. Next spring you will either be thankful you invested time and money or wishing that you did. Here are three steps to improving your golf game this off-season
1. Have a plan in place
Having a plan in place starts with knowing your weaknesses, and knowing your weaknesses starts with knowing your numbers. What’s holding you back? Is it your putting, driving, chipping, bunker game, mental game, etc. If you really aren’t sure start keeping better track on the course of ups and downs and putts per hole and even fairways and green hits.
Also, where is your game now and where do you want it to be next year? I am currently a low handicap low to high 70s golfer who drastically under performs given my ball striking abilities. I know that putting is my greatest room for improvement, especially the 15 foot and under range. So for me, breaking 70 is going to require me to invest time and money in this area of my game. I have countless opportunities in 18 holes to make birdies from this range and usually end up with 2-4 birdies a round, mostly under 5 feet. Not to mention my 3 putts due to missing 4 footers.
This is a huge opportunity for me and will be a MAJOR focus this off-season! I will not spend another off season just waiting for golf season, and you shouldn’t either. Get an off season plan in place! It’s extremely simple and can take less than 10 minutes a day to have drastic results.
2. Execute the plan
Now that you have a plan in place of what you need to work on, how are you going to work on it? Do you have practice equipment at home? Do you live by a driving range with heated tees. Do you have the necessary golf training videos and drills in place to improve? Practicing the same thing over and over and getting frustrated isn’t going to help you improve.
The hardest part in executing the plan is setting aside time. You are going to have to change some things up and possibly even skip some episodes of Dancing with the Stars, I know it’s great but results feel so much more satisfying. There’s almost nothing I love more than competing in golf and improving an area that was a weakness. This all starts with executing the plan you chose for yourself, and of course, sticking to it.
3. Track your results
There is nothing more satisfying than eating the fruits of your labor. Track your progress and be grateful for the results you’re making, and of course make adjustments as necessary.