Practice under pressure

Often we hear our students express that they “hit balls fantastic on the range, but just can’t take it to the course.” This is often due to the fact that the area of the range is much larger and there is less pressure to hit the target. On the golf course you only get one try for every shot and you have to perform or your score suffers! With this in mind, it is very beneficial to add pressure situations in your practice sessions (e.g. I cannot leave the putting green until I have made 20 consecutive 3 foot putts. Imagine the pressure this provides to those last few putts!) A great resource for fun games that add pressure to your practice sessions is a book called Golf Scrimmages: Realistic Practice Games Under Pressure, by Trent Wearner.