By Dean Claggett, Director of Golf
As the golf season gets into full swing we’ve had the opportunity to go out and play or practice to refresh our minds and bodies of with our golf swing and the habits that we carry forward from the previous season. Unfortunately the swing habits we have don’t always lead to the best shots or our best scores. We seem to go around and around looking for the secret but not knowing how to find it.
A passion for the game and a desire to improve
We watch golf tournaments on TV, read magazines and study the golf channel infomercials in the hope that our swing or the newest tip will last longer than two weeks. It has been my experience from teaching, playing and observing the game that most amateurs don’t have a personal recipe for success. What I mean is most golfers don’t know what creates a good shot, a bad shot or how to practice to improve. Therefore the search for improvement is never-ending.
Training camp and exhibition games
All professional sports teams have a specific routine to prepare for their schedule. What I would like to introduce for all golfers is a short training session every time you practice at the range or at home in your rec room, garage or backyard.
Imagine this as your starting position
Now, look into a mirror and get a feeling for how athletic, ready and balanced you are to start your golf swing.
In my next article, we will continue our early season development to improved golf!