How To Make Practicing Your Game Fun and At Home
Tip #39 from my book, “Break 80! 52 Ways To Lower Your Golf Score Without Practice” is about breaking out of the box that says that golf is only for a full-sized course in a pristine country club setting where we have to dress up and observe all the traditions.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for that and I enjoy that just as much. However, let’s face it…we all play golf, ultimately, because it’s fun and enjoyable. So, why don’t we give ourselves the opportunity to expand those possibilities with this awesome game? I say we can.
AND, we can also have fun while working on improving our game…to boot!
After re-reading what I wrote in the book below, I found this guy who created a website to help you have fun and PLAY GOLF EVERYWHERE! I hope you do it.
Greens and Fairways,
39. Improving your short game is fun
Ok, let’s face it…the problem with practicing is that it’s not fun. If it were as fun as the game, then we would MAKE time to do it all the time. That’s the secret here!
One day in my teens, I’m home from school with an illness. I hear dogs barking in the neighborhood and look outside. I see 2 guys chipping from lawn to lawn of the houses on our street. I go out to talk to them and they are having a blast playing what they call “street golf.” They are bouncing the ball off the street and everything else and they weren’t drinking!
Since then, I’ve found a whole society called Guerilla Golfers.
Not long after that, I go to a golfing buddy’s house to watch a sporting event and show up an hour early.
We started with our sand wedge and then injected difficulty into the game with having to chip with our hybrids and then onto other clubs where the starting lie dictated it.
The next day, I killed it on the course!
The thing about this is that we always put something at stake and THAT made it fun.
I used to play a putting game with my young son that had golf balls colored and numbered like billiards balls and you putted then into the holes just like a pool table.
Family time and great putting time all at once!
Are you getting the picture?
Get creative and find ways to make working on your game fun and then it’s not practice!