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For golfers, the change from being a 95-shooter to scoring in the low- to mid-80s is huge. It changes the way they feel about the game and opens their eyes to their true potential.

I remember when I made that jump and how it fed into my lifelong love for the game. I’ve heard more than one new student say that they aren’t scoring well and are not enjoying the game enough to continue playing, and the recipe below has helped them lower their handicaps by as many as 10 shots in a season and enjoy the game again. You’ll notice that none these steps has anything to do with crafting the perfect swing. A few of them won’t take much time at all. And these steps are not just for 18 handicaps; they will help players of every level.

No. 1: Assess Your Skills

Your coach should be able to assess your putting, short game and ball striking, and determine where you stand relative to your goals. If you’re a 12 handicap, want to get to an 8 and your short game handicap is 15, that’s probably the area you need to focus on most. ShotByShot.com, one of golf’s leading analytics company, allows a coach to handicap every skill area. Together, the coach and student can prioritize their work on the areas that will lower scores and boost their confidence the fastest. Doppler radar launch monitors like my Flightscope X2 and Trackman are also incredible teaching tools. They help show players exactly how far they hit their clubs, how accurately they hit them and even how weather changes affect ball flight.

No. 2: Assess and change your clubs

Most new students have at least two clubs in their bag that actually hurt them. They often have too little loft, or shafts that are too long and too stiff or have the wrong playing characteristics. Shafts, grips and club heads all need to suit your swing and your skill level, and they need to be fitted to your specs. Every club in your bag should suit the conditions you play most and your clubs need to be properly gapped so you can hit more greens. The only way to know how to gap your clubs accurately is to use a launch monitor.

No. 3: Work on keeping your tee shots in play

Contrary to popular myth, distance is not as important to an average player’s improvement as it is to PGA Tour players. Peter Sanders from ShotByShot.com has an extensive amount of data on how regular golfers play the game. Statistics that he has collected for 20-plus years indicate that a shot in the fairway can be worth as much as 50 yards versus a shot in the primary rough for the average player. That means that most golfers cannot control a 9 iron out of the rough (or from behind a tree) as well as we can control a 6 or 7 iron from the fairway. If you play the proper tees, keep the ball in front of you and hit it at least 220 yards, you will score much better.

How do you do that? First, get a properly fitted driver with a loft and shaft that will help you get the most out of your swing. Second, understand that hitting your driver is only necessary a handful of times a round if you play from the correct tees. Lastly, find a coach who can help you develop a balanced, repeatable swing that will allow you to generate speed and make solid contact with a square club face. The “5 Simple Keys” system allows players to clarify their thought process and focus on making a better, more athletic motion.

No. 4: Work the Wedges

The PGA Tour average for greens hit in regulation is just more than 12, but regular golfers hit fewer than five a round. The best players in the world keep their momentum by getting the ball up and down, which they have to do five or six times a round. Unless you are an extraordinarily gifted amateur, you have to do it more often than the pros, and whether you’re successful will determine the direction of your round.

The best way to do this is mix technical training with “transfer” training. The first step is learning good pitching technique. Keep your weight on your lead foot during the entire stroke. Play the ball no farther back than the middle of your stance and farther forward if you want to hit a higher shot. Aim the face of the club at your target and open your stance more or less depending on how high you want to hit the shot. Then just fold your trail elbow in the backswing, turn your chest through impact and feel like you’re dropping the club head on the back of the ball. Finish on your lead leg facing the target and let your arms softly fold in the follow through. This technique leads to great distance and trajectory control, the two key elements to pitching the ball around greens. Practice it around a putting or chipping green, but don’t be afraid to drop balls in different spots during casual rounds. Remember that shotmaking is basically improvisation, which you must develop through on-course transfer training.

No. 5: Focus on putting and get fitted for a putter

If they actually practice putting, many golfers grab a sleeve of balls, go to the putting green and hit putts of random length and break until they feel they have finished their lap. Whether this occurs in the minutes before teeing off or for the 15-to- 20 minutes after a long-range session, neither provides effective practice. You need to have a strategy for getting better, and that means going to a teacher who can give you the tools you need because he or she is trained to teach putting and to fit you for a putter. According to industry data, fewer than 10 percent of golf lessons are on putting, so choose wisely.

The U.S. Open at Pinehurst is coming up, and many of us remember the role the SeeMore putter played the last time the Open was held there in 1999. Fifteen years later, the SeeMore Putter Institute has more than 300 certified instructors all around the globe who can custom fit you to a putter and teach you the system that helped numerous major champions.

No. 6: Go through a ball fitting

The ball you play and its compression matters a lot. The only way to know definitively is to go through a ball fitting with a qualified professional. There’s a debate now on where a proper ball fitting should start. Should golfers place more importance on the performance of their ball around the green or off the tee? Bridgestone has it right. First, the science shows that compression matters. Here’s an example why: Bridgestone makes the low-compression U.S. Kids Golf Yellow ball and a junior golfer can gain as many as 15 yards by simply switching from a high-compression adult ball. That could be a three-club difference when it comes to a junior’s approach shots, which is the difference between loving golf and being discouraged by its difficulty.

Bridgestone offers different compression balls with different spin options to satisfy your feel needs around the green. Start with your swing speed and then make your choice about how you want your ball to spin and feel on short shots.

No. 7: Focus on scoring, strategy and your target

Hogan said that “placing the ball in the proper position for your next shot is 80 percent of winning golf.” Most players get enjoyment from hitting the ball pretty well and scoring well. If you don’t think about golf strategically, there’s no way you’ll get to the second part and your frustration will probably prevent reaching the first part sooner rather than later.

Everyone, even golf pros, have limited time to practice and play. Keeping expectations reasonable and focusing as much as possible on the tangible, real things that will allow you to play the shot at hand as well as you can is the best use of that time. For “real-life” golfers, the game is simply not about hitting the most glorious drive you’ve ever seen then trying to get it close with a wedge. It’s about creating a more complete toolbox of skills and scoring with strategic choices and well-executed shots.

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Paul Kaster was selected by U.S. Kids Golf as one of the top 50 Kids Teachers in the world in 2017 and was named by Golf Digest as one of the top teachers in New Jersey for 2017-2018. He learned the game on Chicago’s only 18-hole public golf course, Jackson Park G.C., and went on to play Division I college golf, and on mini tours including the Tar Heel Tour (now EGolf Tour), and the Golden Bear Tour (now Gateway Tour). After suffering a wrist injury, he left the golf business to pursue a career in the law but after passing two bars and practicing for several years decided to return to golf to share his passion for the game and for learning with his students. He is a a level II AimPoint certified putting coach, a member of Foresight Sports’ Advisory Board, Cobra-Puma Golf’s professional staff, Proponent Group, and is a National Staff member with the SeeMore Putter Company. Paul coaches his clients out of a state of the art private studio located in Little Silver, NJ, featuring a Foresight GC Quad simulator and putting software, K-Coach 3D system, and Boditrak pressure mat. His studio is also a SeeMore Tour Fitting location and features a fully adjustable putting table that Paul uses to teach putting and fit putters. Website: www.paulkastergolf.com

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  4. B

    Jun 3, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Just the article I needed to read this morning! Range or multiple rounds daily? I hit the driving range with approximately 50 balls then play 18. What I do on the range does not transfer. Any advice?

    • Paul Kaster

      Jun 5, 2014 at 7:53 am

      We need to learn technique and play golf to get the most out of our game, but I would err in the side of playing more golf and spending a smaller percentage of time on the range. We don’t play golf on a perfectly flat lie with multiple tries a the same shot. My best advice is find a qualified coach who can assess your skills and target instruction to the areas that need the most help.

  5. Adam

    May 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I Think the article is right on point on everything except the title and the numbering (if the list is hierarchical). If we’re talking about 10 strokes saved, based on 7 things, we’re talking about 20+ handicappers or we’re talking about a lot of time. The 20+ handicapper needs something to get them back on the range, which is number 3 the long straight drive (with a driver- no new golfer brags about a 200 yd straight 3 wood). If we’re talking about going from a 15-5 we’re essentially in the world of cliché- “do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “practice, practice, practice.” Hierarchical list: 3,5,1,6,2,4,7.

    • Paul Kaster

      Jun 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Adam. The list isn’t hierarchical – all of these are going to depend on what a individual player’s strengths already are. Obviously keeping tee shots in the fairway is very important, but it may not be as important for you as it is for another player. That’s where the assessments come in. If your swing speed is 85 mph and you’re very straight, playing a lower compression ball could help you gain 2 clubs on shots from the fairway which is a big deal for scoring…

  6. Wayne L

    May 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Paul, I think your article is spot on. Focusing on #3 has taken me into the low 80’s with a legitimate chance of getting into the 70’s. Short game work, especially greenside bunker play has made the game “fun” again. For most of us weekend warriors, solid wedge play helps on days when ball striking isn’t quite there.

    • Paul Kaster

      Jun 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Wayne! Glad you’re improving and enjoying your golf. Getting better at short game and putting can really change our golf outlook. If we can get the ball up and down and make putts, we start to believe we can play the golf of our dreams.

  7. Martin

    May 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    It’s a good article, I did most of those things(not a putter fitting) and it took me from a 23 to a 15.

    When I went from to an 8-10 player though, distance did matter. The past couple of years due to a chronic knee problem I have lost about 10 MPH off the driver and instead of hitting 6 iron in I often am hitting 3 hybrid. Puts a lot of pressure on the short game.

    This year, I switched drivers, went to a R shaft, I moved up tees last year to the whites, not sure I will be able to maintain a single digits handicap only hitting the ball 200-210 off the tee though.

  8. Daniel Kidd

    May 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Nice article Paul and thanks for writing. I agree that trying to perfect the full swing is not the most effective way to trim 10 shots off someone’s score. It’s so sad to watch guys hit balls for an hour, with mostly their driver, and then go hit 5 chip shots and a couple of putts and think they put in a good practice session. Focusing the vast majority of practice time on short game and putting will knock strokes off the quickest, like you said in tip #4 and #5. I love the idea of #7, players are usually too mechanical on the course and almost always will benefit from focusing on target and thinking about strategy.
    I can’t agree with you on #6 though….I really can’t see how much difference it will make for a 20 hcp to get properly fit for a ball. As long as someone isn’t playing a ball that’s bounced off the cart path a few times, it’s not going to make much difference whether they use a ProV1 or B330 or Pinnacle Gold. Obviously feel and spin around the greens will be affected, but the golfer can adjust to that, especially if he plays the same type of ball all the time. Have you actually seen players knock shots off their score by getting ballfit?

    • Paul Kaster

      May 29, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Daniel, it’s my pleasure. My point about ball fitting is that typical golfers don’t have high swing speed, which means they will benefit from a lower compression golf ball with the correct spin characteristics for their swing. If, for example, you have an 8 iron in your hand from a fairway lie instead of a 6 or 7 because your drive went 10 or 15 yards further, that changes the way you think about scoring.

  9. Ryan

    May 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I really liked the article, I can see a lot of my game here and where to improve.

    I just hate how the solution is always just to get fit. It’s expensive, and I am still skeptical on how effective this is.

    • Mark M

      May 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      I share the same sentiment about fitting. I’m sure it will help, but I’m not confident I could find a reputable fitter in my area. My hesitation is that the “fitter” won’t know more than I do and will simply be trying to sell me whatever he is pushing at the time.

      • Paul Kaster

        May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

        Getting fitted for clubs doesn’t always mean buying a completely new set. I assess my students’ clubs and take them through a fitting to determine if there is something out there that can help them. They pay for my time but often times we only change a couple of clubs. Gapping irons and wedges is enormously important and usually doesn’t require a lot of investment.

        This is a great place to start when you’re trying to find good fitter: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-equipment/2013-05/100-best-clubfitters

  10. Mark M

    May 29, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Great article. I especially agree with the advice on improving the short game and putting. That is where I know I need a lot of work personally, and from what I see with others that is where they fall short as well.

    I also agree with the points about distance being overrated. Keeping it in the fairway will shave more strokes than 20 more yards every time, in my opinion. I think we have a tendency to fear hitting long irons and fairway woods or hybrids (whatever works best for you) as the second shot but if you practice practice practice it’s not that big a deal. I think people tend to favor the short irons on the range as a confidence builder: I know I do

  11. ParHunter

    May 29, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Quote: “Contrary to popular myth, distance is not as important to an average player’s improvement as it is to PGA Tour players.”
    Interesting, Mark Broadie, the Inventor of the Strokes gained stats comes to the opposite result in his book ‘Every Shot Counts’. An extra 20 yards of the tee gives and PGA professional only 0.8 Strokes/round while for an 100 golfer it would be 2.3 Strokes gained. PGA (0.8), 80-golfer (1.3), 90-golfer (1.6), 100-golfer (2.3) 115-golfer (2.7).

    • Paul Kaster

      May 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks ParHunter, I’m aware of Mr. Broadie’s work and think it’s very valuable for understanding how TOUR Players play the game. I guess my point is that recreational golfers are different. The work it will take a typical 100-shooter to gain 20 yards is not worth the 2.3 strokes…There are other more efficient ways to skin the cat. If someone is shooting 100, it’s usually because they need help in a lot of different areas. These are the things I do with those kinds of players to get them better, faster so we don’t lose them to other forms of recreation.

      • ParHunter

        May 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        I agree, chipping and putting is the easiest way to cut strokes (when you are rubbish at it) but it won’t save you 10 shots

        • IH8

          May 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

          Totally agree here. I get that short game practice helps (especially, as ParHunter says, when you suck at it), but I think ball striking is undervalued. I play with guys who struggle to break 100 and they’ll say their scores would drop with short game practice. Sure, they have lousy short games, so it would definitely help, but getting rid of those o/b slices and water balls would help even more. A duffed chip costs you a stroke, a fat 7 iron into the creek costs you 2. Pretty simple math there.

  12. IH8

    May 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I’m actually a high 80’s-ish shooter and am currently working on many of the things referred to in this article. It’s all well and good, but I don’t think it matches up with your original premise, i.e. people quitting. If people are quitting because golf is too hard (which is a fair opinion to have), I don’t think coming back at them with ‘Well just drop a couple grand on equipment and lesson and you’ll improve by summers end’ is going to convince them to stay. Your points are totally valid and I’m sure many people on this site are totally down with what you’re writing (myself included), but lets keep in mind that we are a choir here and you are indeed preaching to us. These types of tips would only work for someone who’s pretty thoroughly invested in the game.

    • Paul Kaster

      May 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks for the comment and glad you are working on many of these aspects of your game. This isn’t how I sell my programs (new students come to me mostly by referral), it’s what I actually do with my students. To get better at golf, you have to be invested. One of the problems with the culture of the game is the idea that there is a quick fix or route to becoming a much better player.

  13. G

    May 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Stupid article. The most reasonable reason 95ish golfers can’t shoot in the 80s is because they are inconsistent. At driving, at irons, at chipping, at putting. One inconsistency per round can cost you an 80ish…

    • Paul Kaster

      May 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks for your constructive criticism…Numbers 3,4 and 5 addressed the things you mentioned.

      • Jeff

        May 29, 2014 at 3:34 am

        Really good article. I’ve basically done what you’ve outlined and with the help of other wrx writers/ statisticians articles from guys like Rich Hunt, I’ve tried to find a Money Ball approach to improvement.

    • SBoss

      May 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Actually, it’s not a stupid article at all. Sometimes it helps to remind yourself of some of the finer points of the game that can make a difference. Just working on chipping properly is one great way to lower scores. First, if you have the right chipping motion it’ll make you a better ball striker and second it’ll shave some strokes around the greens every round.

      I always marvel at short sighted people who throw out comments like “stupid article”…like they’ve got it all figured out. Actually, nobody forces anyone to implement any advice. And it’s typically somebody that can’t play the game at a decent level making the comments.

  14. Cris

    May 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’d take hitting a 9 iron from the light rough over a 5 iron from the fairway any day all day. That would be the 50 yards gap between my clubs.

    • Paul Kaster

      May 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      You don’t always get a decent lie in the light rough when you miss a fairway though Chris…

  15. paul

    May 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I found that not hitting driver off the tee, and learning to hit straight irons shot was the key to success. And a laser to know distance.

  16. Daniel V

    May 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    People often worry about having a picture perfect swing, buy cleaning up your short game, can really shave off some strokes.

  17. Paul Christianson

    May 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Check out http://www.scorerings.com if you are looking for a quick and easy solution for making target circles on the golf green.

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Why you are probably better at golf than you think (Part 1)

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Golf is hard. I spend my career helping people learn that truth, but golfers are better than they give themselves credit for.

As a golf performance specialist, I give a lot of “first time working together” lessons, and most of them start the same way. I hear about all the ways the golfer is cursed and how s/he is never going to “get it” and how s/he should take up another sport. Granted, the last statement generally applies to an 18-plus handicap player, but I hear lots of negatives from better players as well.

Even though the golfers make convincing arguments for why they are cursed, I know the truth. It’s my job to help them realize the fates aren’t conspiring against them.

All golfers can play well consistently

I know this is a bold statement, but I believe this because I know that “well” does not equate to trophies and personal bests. Playing “well” equates to understanding your margin of error and learning to live within it.

With this said, I have arrived at my first point of proving why golfers are not cursed or bad golfers: They typically do not know what “good” looks like.

What does “good” look like from 150 yards out to a center pin?

Depending on your skill level, the answer can change a lot. I frequently ask golfers this same question when selecting a shot on the golf course during a coaching session and am always surprised at the response. I find that most golfers tend to either have a target that is way too vague or a target that is much too small.

The PGA Tour average proximity to the hole from 150 yards is roughly 30 feet. The reason I mention this statistic is that it gives us a frame of reference. The best players in the world are equivalent to a +4 or better handicap. With that said, a 15-handicap player hitting it to 30 feet from the pin from 150 yards out sounds like a good shot to me.

I always encourage golfers to understand the statistics from the PGA Tour not because that should be our benchmark, but because we need to realize that often our expectations are way out of line with our current skill level. I have found that golfers attempting to hold themselves to unrealistic standards tend to perform worse due to the constant feeling of “failing” they create when they do not hit every fairway and green.

Jim Furyk, while playing a limited PGA Tour schedule, was the most accurate driver of the golf ball during the 2020 season on the PGA Tour hitting 73.96 percent of his fairways (roughly 10/14 per round) and ranked T-136 in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee. Bryson Dechambeau hit the fairway 58.45 percent (roughly 8/14 per round) of the time and ranked first in Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee.

There are two key takeaways in this comparison

Sometimes the fairway is not the best place to play an approach shot from. Even the best drivers of the golf ball miss fairways.

By using statistics to help athletes gain a better understanding of what “good” looks like, I am able to help them play better golf by being aware that “good” is not always in the middle of the fairway or finishing next to the hole.

Golf is hard. Setting yourself up for failure by having unrealistic expectations is only going to stunt your development as a player. We all know the guy who plays the “tips” or purchases a set of forged blades applying the logic that it will make them better in the long run—how does that story normally end?

Take action

If you are interested in applying some statistics to your golf game, there are a ton of great apps that you can download and use. Also, if you are like me and were unable to pass Math 104 in four attempts and would like to do some reading up on the math behind these statistics, I highly recommend the book by Mark Broadie Every Shot Counts. If you begin to keep statistics and would like how to put them into action and design better strategies for the golf course, then I highly recommend the Decade system designed by Scott Fawcett.

You may not be living up to your expectations on the golf course, but that does not make you a bad or cursed golfer. Human beings are very inconsistent by design, which makes a sport that requires absolute precision exceedingly difficult.

It has been said before: “Golf is not a game of perfect.” It’s time we finally accept that fact and learn to live within our variance.

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Walters: Try this practice hack for better bunker shots

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Your ability to hit better bunker shots is dramatically reduced if you have no facility to practice these shots. With so few facilities (especially in the UK) having a practice bunker it’s no wonder I see so many golfers struggle with this skill.

Yet the biggest issue they all seem to have is the inability to get the club to enter the sand (hit the ground) in a consistent spot. So here is a hack to use at the range to improve your bunker shots.

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Golf Blueprint: A plan for productive practice sessions

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Practice range at the Dormie Club. Photo credit: Scott Arden

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

You’ve gotten lessons.  Several of them.  You’ve been custom fitted for everything in your bag.  You even bought another half a dozen driver shafts last year looking for an extra couple of yards.  And yet, you’re still…stuck.  Either your handicap hasn’t moved at all in years or you keep bouncing back and forth between the same two numbers.  You’ve had all the swing fixes and all the technological advances you could realistically hope to achieve, yet no appreciable result has been achieved in lowering your score.  What gives?

Sample Golf Blueprint practice plan for a client.

One could argue that no one scientifically disassembled and then systematically reassembled the game of golf quite like the great Ben Hogan.  His penchant for doing so created a mystique which is still the stuff of legend even today.  A great many people have tried to decipher his secret over the years and the inevitable conclusion is always a somewhat anticlimactic, “The secret’s in the dirt.”  Mr. Hogan’s ball striking prowess was carved one divot at a time from countless hours on the practice range.  In an interview with golf journalist George Peper in 1987, Mr. Hogan once said:

“You hear stories about me beating my brains out practicing, but the truth is, I was enjoying myself. I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning so I could hit balls. I’d be at the practice tee at the crack of dawn, hit balls for a few hours, then take a break and get right back to it. And I still thoroughly enjoy it. When I’m hitting the ball where I want, hard and crisply—when anyone is— it’s a joy that very few people experience.”

Let me guess.  You’ve tried that before, right?  You’ve hit buckets and buckets of range rocks trying to groove the perfect 7-iron swing and still to no avail, right?  Read that last sentence again closely and you might discover the problem.  There’s a difference between mindful practice and mindless practice.  Mindful practice, like Mr. Hogan undoubtedly employed, is structured, focused, and intentional.  It has specific targets and goals in mind and progresses in a systematic fashion until those goals are met.

This is exactly what Nico Darras and Kevin Moore had in mind when they started Golf Blueprint.  In truth, though, the journey actually started when Nico was a client of Kevin’s Squares2Circles project.  Nico is actually a former DI baseball player who suffered a career-ending injury and took up golf at 22 years old.  In a short time, he was approaching scratch and then getting into some mini tour events.  Kevin, as mentioned in the Squares2Circles piece, is a mathematics education professor and accomplished golfer who has played in several USGA events.  Their conversations quickly changed from refining course strategy to making targeted improvements in Nico’s game.  By analyzing the greatest weaknesses in Nico’s game and designing specific practice sessions (which they call “blueprints”) around them, Nico started reaching his goals.

The transition from client to partners was equal parts swift and organic, as they quickly realized they were on to something.  Nico and Kevin used their experiences to develop an algorithm which, when combined with the client’s feedback, establishes a player profile within Golf Blueprint’s system.  Clients get a plan with weekly, monthly, and long-term goals including all of the specific blueprints that target the areas of their game where they need it most.  Not to mention, clients get direct access to Nico and Kevin through Golf Blueprint.

Nico Darras, co-founder of Golf Blueprint

While this is approaching shades of Mr. Hogan’s practice method above, there is one key distinction here.  Kevin and Nico aren’t recommending practicing for hours at a time.  Far from it.  In Nico’s words:

“We recommend 3 days a week.  You can do more or less, for sure, but we’ve found that 3 days a week is within the realm of possibility for most of our clients.  Practice sessions are roughly 45-70 minutes each, but again, all of this depends on the client and what resources they have at their disposal.  Each blueprint card is roughly 10 minutes each, so you can choose which cards to do if you only have limited time to practice.  Nothing is worse than cranking 7 irons at the range for hours.  We want to make these engaging and rewarding.”

Kevin Moore, co-founder of Golf Blueprint

So far, Golf Blueprint has been working for a wide range of golfers – from tour pros to the No Laying Up crew to amateurs alike.  Kevin shares some key data in that regard:

“When we went into this, we weren’t really sure what to expect.  Were we going to be an elite player product?  Were we going to be an amateur player product?  We didn’t know, honestly.  So far, what’s exciting is that we’ve had success with a huge range of players.  Probably 20-25% of our players (roughly speaking) are in that 7-11 handicap range.  That’s probably the center of the bell curve, if you will, right around that high-single-digit handicap range.  We have a huge range though, scratch handicap and tour players all the way to 20 handicaps.  It runs the full gamut.  What’s been so rewarding is that the handicap dropping has been significantly more than we anticipated.  The average handicap drop for our clients was about 2.7 in just 3 months’ time.”

Needless to say, that’s a pretty significant drop in a short amount of time from only changing how you practice.  Maybe that Hogan guy was on to something.  I think these guys might be too.  To learn more about Golf Blueprint and get involved, visit their website. @Golf_Blueprint is their handle for both Twitter and Instagram.

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