Time Well Spent


  • 43% – Putting
  • 25% – Woods
  • 13% – Chipping
  • 7% – Short Irons
  • 5% – Trouble Shots
  • 4% – Medium Irons
  • 3% – Long Irons

Set aside a minimum of one hour and a maximum of two hours per week.

Select a time when you have a clear head and enough energy reserve to fulfill your practice session.

Discipline and a strong desire to commit will be the motivation energy that will help you reach your goals.

Practice Guidelines:

The first half-hour of practice should be spent on the putting green.

  • Use 5 golf balls. They should be new and the brand that you regularly play.
  • Begin from a length of 1 foot. After holing 3 consecutive putts, gradually increase the length to twenty feet.
  • Visualize the ball rolling into the hole and feel the putter face striking the ball.

Now you are ready to proceed to the training area and begin working on a planned activity.

Begin with a review of the golf fundamentals. Allow sufficient time to complete simple stretching exercises.

  • Start out with the short irons and focus on the mechanics.
  • Devote a quarter of your practice session to this section.

Spend the second quarter of the allotted practice time on chipping and bunker shots.

The third quarter of the practice session should be on target projection (for club yardage visualization).

The remaining quarter of the practice time is spent on visualizing the next round of golf.

  • Visualize the first hole using the driver.
  • Picture the hole and the intended target.
  • Visualize all 18 holes.
  • Evaluate your strengths and improvements made. Recognize how your goals are closer to being achieved.

And Keep in Mind:

Planning is as important as the actual practice.

Have a plan for what you’re going to do on the driving range before you get there.

An organized plan and a clear head go a long way in acheiving the desired result.


  • Visualize the ball rolling into the hole
  • Feel the club head compressing the ball.

Never dwell on poor shots, they’re the starting point for your next practice session.

Late day practice can often be the best time to practice on the course.

  • Pick 3 deserted holes.
  • Play 3 balls.
  • Use the best shot as your next shot.

This method develops positive feelings and creates golf shots that leave a lasting impression.

Always think positive.

Speak to PGA and LPGA professionals about formulating realistic goals for yourself. Talent directed properly will improve your golf performance.

You can only do the best when you have given it your best!

Revealing Your Swing

By Leo P. Tabick, PGA Player Coach
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