Winter Practice Series

Winter Practice Series

Welcome to the winter practice series! This group of posts will focus on ways that you can maximize your game and be ready to hit the course ready instead of rusty when the world unthaws. If you’re like me and live in an area where playing over the winter is basically impossible, one way to continue to improve is to take your practice indoors.

And, the nice thing about practicing indoors is that you can use it anytime! There are always times throughout the year when you are saddled with a sick kid, don’t have the time to go to the driving range, or are just stuck inside by the rain. And it doesn’t take a lot.

One thing I have learned from being a mom who plays golf is that quality is far more important than quantity. Rolling 10 perfect putts on the carpet is far better than making 100 sloppy ones on the practice green. I used to get caught up in the how-many-balls-can-you-hit game, hitting hundreds and even thousands of balls in one day. However the last few of every day were always terrible and I was exhausted and barely able to hold the club. At some point I was just doing reps for the sake of doing reps. When you are short on time and energy it’s more about Quality than Quantity.

Topics covered in this series will be:

  • Putting Indoors
  • Full swing practice
  • Indoor golf facilities
  • Short game
  • Mental game
  • Organization and planning
  • Leagues

As much as we would like to be able to just go out there on the course and hit the ball exactly the way we want to when we play every time, it’s simply not going to happen unless we practice. Sometimes practicing during the winter is better because you’re not distracted by what’s happening on the course and you can try new things that might take a while to get used to. So go grab a putter and a few wedges and bring them into your living room!♣