How to Create a Golf Improvement Plan
What on earth is a golf improvement plan?
If you were to mention such a concept to the average recreational golfer you would probably get a very puzzled look and perhaps some glazing over of the eyes.
Yet, a golf improvement plan is exactly what today's leading coaches are recommending for their star pupils - the PGA Touring Pros.
On the PGA Tour it is all about getting an edge. That edge usually occurs as a result of many small, incremental improvements - it is a cumulative effect.
This is what a golf improvement plan is designed to achieve.
This approach is not about quick gimmicks or quick fixes. It is not the stuff that sells magazines. In fact, small, incremental improvements are downright boring.That is, unless you are genuinely interested in improving your golf.
On the PGA Tour, this is the approach that gets results. It should be no different for recreational golfers. Without a structured approach, they are forever caught up in what is known as the "reactive cycle" - that is reacting to the problems of the last shot, rather than focusing on what is required to improve.
The coach starts off by making an initial assessment in each of the four training areas - Physical, Mental, Technical and Strategic.
He will then prepare an improvement plan which is geared around a series of 21 day (or perhaps monthly) cycles. Each cycle incorporates training programs and specific drills aimed at improving a particular facet of the game.
At the end of 12 months a player may have gone through as many as 12 to 17 golf improvement cycles.
Add up all these incremental improvements and you have a very much improved player on your hands.
Recreational golfers would do well to take a lesson from the pros on this one. You can find more information on golf improvement plans and how they can be applied to your game at www.puregolftraining.com