It is winter right now in the northern hemisphere and at this time of year we will sometimes have to accept that the golf course may be closed due to bad weather. In this post we give you some ideas of what golf activities you can be doing to improve your game and get the most out of your time off the course.
The driving range is a great place to not only practice your golf game but also to challenge your golfing buddies. Try playing 18 holes on the driving range. First start with your drive and all aim for a selected target. The closest shot wins the drive and gets one point. Next is the approach shot. The winner of the drive chooses another target for the approach shot and you will score the same way as the drive. Finally try a chip shot. You can play this through eighteen holes or the first player to reach a score of 50.
When the weather is very bad why not watch golf on TV. We learn lots by watching the professionals on television. However I want you to not only watch the ball and swing, I want you to pay close attention to their pre-shot routine. Having a pre-shot routine helps us be consistent when out on the course. So watch the pro’s and commit to a routine that you can use on your next visit to the course.
If you cannot get out on the course then why not go for a long walk. We golfers walk around 5 or 6 miles on an average golf course so not getting out can make us feel restless. Let’s not forget one of the reasons that we love the game of golf is because we can get out in the fresh air and get some exercise.
When the course is closed. It’s a good time to clean and re-groove your clubs. Having clean clubs can have a positive effect on your golf game. It helps you hit your irons with more backspin giving a truer flight on the ball. Here is the tool that we use at Golf Talk GroovTec Restorer Golf Groove Sharpener why not give it a try …
Finally for those occasions when the weather is really to bad to even go outside why not relax and read a book. After much debate we have compiled our top 5 books for you to read.
Reading a book can give you the sometimes needed inspiration or motivation to get out on the course in the winter.
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The Golf Talk Team