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Practice With Purpose. Practice Like You Play.
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May 19, 2018
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with/ Nolan Walsh, PGA of Canada, Candidate for Membership

Teaching Professional, Loyalist Golf & Country Club

I always like to take notice of how people practice. More often than not, I’ll see players grab a couple large baskets of balls and head to the range with no particular plan in mind. They will grab their pitching wedge and hit half a basket. Then the 7 iron – half a basket. Then the 4 iron – half a basket. Finally, onto the driver – half a basket. It is a monotonous routine that is over before they know it and seems to always end with the same thought of, “why can’t I hit it like that on the golf course?”

Let’s think about that thought for a second. When was the last time you hit twenty 7 irons in a row on the golf course? Twenty 4 irons? What about twenty drivers? You guessed it – the answer is never.

We have all heard the all-too common adage “practice like you play,” so why do so many of us ignore it and practice in a completely different manner than when we play, then proceed to wonder why we can’t transfer the same results onto the…

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