Thursday, April 24, 2014

A 3 Hour Practice Schedule

It has been awhile since I've posted a practice schedule.  Here is a challenging day of practice.  Notice there are some time limits and the direction to go through your routine.  Start to think about the quality of your practice versus the quantity.  You will learn the most from having a realistic, challenging and varied practice.  If you are working on a specific technique, that is the time to have repeated practice, but that should be a some-time thing, not an all-time thing.  There is also a lot of variety within each task to assure that you are acting on each individual shot.  Good luck and feel free to repeat any areas that gave you trouble, but it might need to be on another day!

Thurs. April 24 Practice at DAC  2-5
Please accomplish the following:
Putting                  Putt from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 feet.  Go up, back and up again.  You must make 25 to complete the challenge.  Spend no more than 20 minutes on this challenge.  Use your routine as you would on the golf course. 

Putting                  Put 3 clubs down around the hole at 2 feet.  Putt 1 ball from 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 feet. Get all balls either in the hole or within the box.  If you don’t succeed, you must start over.  Spend no more than 15 feet on this.  Use your routine.  Quality is more important than quantity!

Chipping                  Our chipping has improved a great deal this semester!  Keep up the work and allow greenside chips to be automatic if not birdies!
Chip with a teammate with two balls.  Use at least two clubs.  Closest worst ball wins a point.  Play to 10.  Drop the ball and use your routine.

Pitching                    If we are sent to Ok. St., we will face a lot of elevated greens, false fronts and tight lies.  Find those situations on the short game area and get comfortable with using different clubs (putter, wedges, hybrids).  Work on this for the next few weeks.  Work with a teammate and talk it through to learn from each other.

Wedges                   With each wedge in your bag, drop 10 balls at your go to distance and hit to one hole on the green.  Now walk in 5 yards and use the same wedge.  Work on controlling trajectory and landing point.  Now walk in 5 more yards and use the same wedge hitting another 10 balls.  If you carry 3 wedges, this is 90 focused wedge shots.  This will take some time, but it might be the most important part of practice today!

Bunkers                  Hit 3 from a good lie, 2 from an uphill, 2 from a downhill, 2 from ball above your feet, 2 from ball below your feet, 1 buried in front, 1 fried egg, 1 with feet out of bunker, 1 with feet in bunker, but ball out and finish with three good lies.  This is a total of 18 shots.  Take as much time as needed to accomplish this and feel free to revisit problem areas after completing the 18 shots.

Ball Striking                  On the driving range, hit each club in your bag 3 times that you feel are a 9-10 with 10 being the best possible shot.  Make sure to pick a target for both line and distance.  After you finish, find one of the coaches and work on hitting knock down shots.


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