Sweden is covered in snow this time of the year and since the cool temperatures causes frost to form on the courses they stay closed. Therefore, I am forced to take a break and I am now longing for the season to start back up. I can almost feel the scent of new cut grass and hear the club as it cuts through the grass.
But before it’s time to hit the course again we have the possibility to work on our weaknesses and prepare ourselves in the best possible way. Here are some of my best tips that work just as well indoors as outdoors.
1. Compete and have fun! I always feel more motivated to practice if I have someone to compete against. Me and my boyfriend usually have putt or chipping competitions during our practice session. I then have to stay focused at the same time as it is a fun activity to do together, so find someone to compete against!
2. Hit down on the ball! For this exercise you need abucket of balls an iron and an alignment stick. Grip the alignment stick and your club with your hands and let the end of the alignment stick peak out ten inches above the club, then go head and start swinging. To keep the stick from poking your belly you are forced to hit the ball on a steeper angel. It’s a great tip for anyone that needs to stop scooping the ball and gain some extra distance.
3. Practice a straight putting movement! Here is a classic exercisethat works just as well indoors as outdoors. Right now, I am using an indoor putting green. Bring two 3-packs of balls and form a gate on the putting green that allows your putter head to swing through. Outdoors you can also use tees to form a perfect gate. The narrower the gate the straighter you stroke has to be. A straight putting movement allows you to start the ball on a straight line more often. Do this exercise regularly and you will master your putting next season.
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