One of the best ways in which you can hone and improve any skill is by doing a little bit of practice each and every day. Some people go all out and try to do everything at once, spending hours of their day practicing this one thing. However, they quickly get burned out and the skill falls to the wayside.
Small incremental improvements each and every day add up massively over time. Most people live extremely busy lives, so they often struggle to find time to practice these skills. This is why your lunch break is a great period of time that you can utilize to better yourself. Whether it is an hour long or 45 minutes, you can fit some valuable practice into this time slot. Here are five ways in which you can improve your golf game during your lunch break.
Take a quick visit to the driving range
If your office is located near a driving range or you spend your time at work on the road, a great way to improve your game is by getting to a driving range. You can easily get through a bucket of balls in a controlled and focused manner during your lunch break at the range.
You can pick a specific part of your long game that you wish to work on, whether it is with your woods and irons or a particular swing change that you are trying to make.
Find an area to practice your short game
While a lot of green areas don’t allow people to practice your golf, there may be a small patch of grass that is ideal for this. Make sure it is where you will not get in trouble and you are not putting other people or property in danger.
You can set out an area where you want the ball to finish and hit a variety of different short game shots practicing this. You can also practice your pitching and gauge the distances which you are hitting your various wedges at. Hit 10 or 15 balls with the same club and swing length to get the average distance. This will help you massively on the course as you no longer will have to play a guessing game as to what wedge you should be hitting and what swing length to use.
Putting can be practiced nearly everywhere. If your office is carpeted, there may be a certain area in which you can practice your putting. This could be in your own private office or a room that is rarely used and it is out of sight from prying eyes. There are all sorts of drills you can do, from hitting the ball through a pair of tees to putting into a glass.
Analyze your game
A way in which you can improve your game without having to leave your desk is by analyzing your recent rounds on the course and doing a review of it. You can identify the key statistics of your round, such as driving accuracy, greens in regulation, putts taken, and up and downs. You can write down what you did well and what areas you need to improve upon. This allows you to develop a plan of action from which you can attack and improve your game.
Become more flexible, stronger and fitter
There are many different exercises that you can do in a small space with no equipment needed during your lunch break to get your body in tip-top shape. Stretching will allow you to become more flexible and make your body more resistant to injuries. Becoming stronger and fitter will allow you to have more power and control in your swing, as well as giving you enough energy to stay at the top of the game throughout your round.
— Andrew O’Malley