Golf Training Programs
My effective golf training program
How do I prepare for effective training?
I realized that golfers often didn’t differentiate enough between training and warm-up, that’s one thing, but they didn’t differentiate between training either.
There are two types of training: the one who takes a golf course with a pro where we apply the technical advice we have just received and the daily training (or weekly or less) where we are looking for a sensation.
The goal of the training sequence described in this article is to get you to work on the moves you will need on the course.
It’s a thrilling workout.
How can it be set up to be as effective as possible?
What kind of shots do you hit on the course?
I realized I don’t use every club with the same frequency.
If I take out my driver 2 to 3 times on average, I use a wedge on most holes, sometimes several times on the same hole, for that matter.
Beyond that, not every move has the same impact on my score.
If I miss a driver that ends up in the rough, I can make it up to you. If I miss a 40-meter wedge, the impact on my score will be immediate.
And finally, according to the clubs, I don’t hit the same kind of shots with the same clubs either. I’m already typing starting and fairway woods, but mostly 100-meter and 30-meter wedges with the same club.
And after all that, there is the very small game: between 30 (for the best) and 45 putts per course and between 10 and 15 approaches rolled.
What moves to work?
I try to work the shots proportionally to what I use them on the course: on my practice, each chip gives the right to 36 balls, and I make two chips per session.
I have nine clubs in my bag (Driver, Wood 5, iron 5 to 9, PW and SW). I could play eight balls per club, but I wished to give more importance to PW and iron 9.
So I play seven balls per club, and I distribute the remaining nine balls by adding five balls to the PW and 4 to the nine iron.
Also, I work on raised approaches and full-stroke.
It is by taking all these constraints into account that I created my workout.
The drive sequence
PW: 7 approaches raised by varying the target (left/ right / 25m / 60m) then 5 full-shots
Iron 9: 4 raised approaches with different targets then seven full-shots
Iron 8 to 5: 7 full-strokes per club
Wood 5: 4 to 5 strokes on the floor and 2 to 3 strokes on the tee
Driver: 7 hits
SW: the direction the bunker for seven moves up, down, flat, long/short, etc.
You can mix it all up.
This sequence seems to me to be balanced, and I find it effective in progressing in the most important areas of games. In the next article (stay tuned !), I will talk about putting practice, and I will tell you the error that 90% of golfers make.