Randy Smith: Reboot Your Game
Don't think you can get better? That's nonsense.
Released on 12/3/2015
You've been playing golf for a long time.
Say you're over 50 years of age now,
and you've been playing, basically at the same handicap
that you've had for the last five, six, seven years,
and you're struggling a little bit
to hold onto what you've got.
You really don't think you're gonna get that much better,
you're just basically playing for the love of the game.
You can get better.
And it doesn't matter who you are, and at what age you are.
All you have to do is do a few key things
and put your mind to it.
Number one is swing a golf club.
There's so many people that go out
and they'll be two weeks away,
working, doing something, and away from swinging.
Swinging a club, I don't care if it's in your office,
your bedroom, in the garage, wherever you want
have a golf club to where you can carry a conference call on
in your office and just swing the club back and forth.
Put 'em on the speaker phone.
It really helps.
It keeps your golf muscles in tune with swinging a club,
so it makes it a lot easier to come back.
Another thing, too, is remember the short game.
Develop something that helps you get on the green
with your pitch shots.
I say, get on the green.
I mean, how many times have we seen players,
especially when you get over 50,
develop a little case of some problems there?
And they start blading balls all over the green.
Can't get out of bunkers.
Develop a failsafe way to pitch the ball to where you
know you've got a chance to get it up somewhere around
the hole to save par.
I can't tell you how many shots that's going to save you.
Also, practice your lag putting.
20, 30, 40 feet.
Over and over and over.
Don't use the cup.
Mark off yardages.
Go three balls to one yardage.
One ball to another yardage.
Mix it up to where you get a feel
for how far you're rolling the golf ball.
You compress this into a five-month program,
to where you spend and dedicate the proper amount of time
that you need to do it, each week,
your handicap is gonna go down because you've exposed
yourself to golf and golf swings.
I think it's going to help your golf game.