February 21, 2017

Tomato Practice!

Tomato Practice!

After being in golf for a while you might feel you reach a plateau, you don’t get any better and you keep working as hard as you have for the past months or years even! This does not mean you already reached the highest level of play you can, or that you are not going to improve at all for the rest of your life, but it can be an indicator that you might have to change things up a little bit, if you wish to thrive as an up and coming golfer…

You might find the following concept useful in tuning up you game:

  • Tomato Practice! The Pomodoro Technique is a time management tool that consist of working on a task in 25-minute increments with short breaks in between (5-10 mins). If you spend all your evenings on the practice range or out on the golf course and you feel that it’s not working for you, then give this idea a shot. Here’s how
    • Chose a goal-oriented practice – Let’s say you chose to place buckets in 20 yard increments up to 80 yards and wish to have 3 hole-outs on each. It’s important to go with a goal according to your level, not too easy but not impossible as well, the aim is that you have something to work on!
    • Start your timer and fire away! Complete your 25 mins and once you are done, you can catch a quick sip of water and you are going to spend the 5-10 min. break on some other task, such as your driver or whatever comes in handy for the occasion.

This practice technique will work on your concentration and performance at the same time! While you are working towards a goal, you are going to be switching tasks every 25 minutes meaning that your brain will not get fatigued of spending 3 hours on one task!

Out on the golf course every shot is different, this is why it is important to make your practice a bit more alike the real thing!

One more thing, reaching a plateau is completely normal! How do you think PGA Tour players feel about this subject? They are always striving to improve even if it is just 0,5% more… Remember that there are no limits but the ones inside your head!

By: World Junior Golf

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