If you find practicing a chore or feel you aren’t seeing any improvement despite the countless hours spent hitting shots, a change of approach may be necessary.
To get the most out of your practice time do it with a purpose and keep yourself engaged.
By introducing these skill enhancing games, practice should be far more enjoyable not to mention beneficial!
Compete with a friend: Practice with a friend who is better or of similar ability and introduce challenges.
Select different targets and take turns hitting to them, whoever gets closest most often out of five shots each is the winner.
Increase the challenge by specifying shapes or trajectories that have to be executed.
Par 18: Simply throw nine balls into different positions around a chipping green, then using whichever club’s necessary, including your putter, play one ball at a time until it is holed.
Give each shot the same focus you would on the course, marking and lining up putts, record how many shots you take with each ball. When possible write down your score as you would when playing.
Humpty Dumpty: This can be used both on the putting green or when chipping. Using some XL tees, tee up six balls either in a row or in various positions around the green.
The objective is to chip or putt at each target and simply knock the balls off their perch in as few shots as possible. A bit like coconuts at the fair, which is always fun isn’t it.