It’s been a while since you’ve played golf. Life gets in the way…. So what’s the best way to get your game in shape?
Well, if you are still in the middle of ‘life’, and just get the infrequent chance to get out to play- the answer is a little different.
In that case, it’s best to keep the expectations low, enjoy being out on the course, enjoy swinging the club, and simply have the intention of making good swing. Do your best to play smart golf, and try not to judge yourself too harshly….
Hopefully, you are ready to dig in and get your game back. In that case, it’s important to have realistic expectations and a game plan for your comeback.
First- understand that if you’ve spent more than a few weeks away from your golf swing, chances are good that your body won’t fully cooperate at first. Understand that your ‘touch’ and ‘feel’ might be a little off…. One of your primary goals is to limber up the body in the full swing, and practice ‘awareness’ in your short shots.
On the range, while hitting full shots, the best thing to do is to work IN THE GRAVITY DRILLS! The drills will more quickly get you swinging in compliance with the laws of physics, and keep you from falling into any bad habits as you get back going. In the drills (or not, if you either don’t know them, or simply want to prolong the process of your comeback….), really, really, really, work on building and expanding your FULLY ROTATED, RELAXED FOLLOWTHRU! This will most quickly get the body into golf swing shape!
While practicing your chipping and putting…. Be aware. Notice how each shot feels, and think about the distance the ball travels…. Feel your swing as it relates to the distance of your shots or putts…. By staying aware, you’ll more quickly regain your touch! Stay aware while you train, and there’s a great chance you soon be chipping and putting better than ever!!
Give yourself time to get back into the swing of things. Play up a tee box. Hit more safe shots on the course. If you train consistently and systematically. If you remain patient and enjoy the process of improvement during your comeback… The experience will be enjoyable.