It can be very difficult to fit in a round of golf once per week or even once per month so how are you supposed to find time to practice golf?
Trying to juggle family, friends, work, social engagements and other activities is difficult at the best of times. Add a round of golf to the mix and when are you expected to practice your golf?
Today, we have some great tips for how you can practice your golf when you have very little time available.
The most basic thing you can do is practice your putting on the carpet. If you work in an office, you can use any spare minutes you have practicing your putting. Have your putter in the office somewhere with you and even if you don’t have a putting machine, you can use something as simple as a plastic container.
You can also practice your putting on the carpet at home. Instead of sitting down and watching the television for half an hour, why not pick up your putter and make some putts? You will not be able to recreate the feeling of being on a green but could work on your technique and stroke.
If you cannot get to the golf club that doesn’t mean you cannot swing your driver and irons. If you have enough space at work or at home you can pull the driver out and get swinging. If you have access to a full-length mirror even better, as you can check things like your stance and technique.
You can also set up a camera and record your swing using different clubs and analyse it on your home computer. So, even if you cannot get to your golf club to practice you can sit at your computer and look at your swing, highlighting the things you are doing well and the areas for improvement.
If you have access to a garden, try placing the tee into the ground and swinging the driver to try and clip the top of the tee. If you can master this you will find your driving to be much better the next time you are on the golf course or on the driving range.
Finally, if you have a child with a sandpit, why not take advantage of it to practice your bunker play? Throw some balls in the sand and practice hitting them out onto the grass. Imagine the situation you are in on the course, is the pin close to the edge of the bunker or far away? Is the green sloping away from you, towards you or flat?
Don’t just hit the ball out of the sand with no thought behind the shot, place yourself in different scenarios and try and play your shot accordingly.
So, the next time you think you don’t have time to practice your golf, use the tips above and even if you manage to get in 2 minutes of putting practice on your home carpet, it is better than nothing at all.