Last week, we introduced you to Geoff Colvin. He has a theory about “Deliberate Practice”. This isn’t about beating balls until your hands bleed. It’s about making the most of any time you practice.
Colvin recommends identifying a skill you want to acquire, or particular golf shot you want to master. There are then two sorts of very deliberate practices on the way to mastering the skill or shot in competition. Let’s say you’re trying to become a master of the 40-yard pitch-shots that stops quickly.
Block practice While developing the ability to repeat the movements that will create a consistently controlled and measured 40-yard pitch shot, you will hit shot after shot, until you’re comfortable.
Random practice On the course, you’ll need to play this shot at random. So create that in practice. Hit different golf shots, similar in sequence to a real golf game. Tee shot, approach, short (40 yards) pitch.
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Why don’t you give “Deliberate Practice” a try? Start with an Assessment. Let’s agree on a particular skill to be improved. We’ll teach you the correct technique. We’ll give you the practice program. We’ll check in every week with feedback. After two weeks, let’s test your new skill. How good could you be?