I Don’t Practise Golf Because My Yard Is Too Small

Getting better at golf can be quite easy. Put in the time to practise what matters and you will see improvements in no time, especially if you’re a beginner. The easiest way to consistently do this is to practise at home.

For some reason practising from home is not popular. Or maybe everybody’s lazy and they don’t want to be better golfers. When people don’t want to do something they use excuses to justify their actions, like this: ‘Well yeah I would love to practise my game at home but my yard is too small.’

This is almost as bad as the dog ate my homeword excuse you used when you were in school. Now if you live in a downtown condo, then yes your non-existent backyard is too small but for a lot of folks this excuse may be preventing them from from kicking the crap out of their buddies on the course.

Let’s think about this for a second. What is the most important part of the golf game? That’s right, the short game. If you improve your short game you can improve your score immensely. This is great news for all of you who have a standard size lot. Even if you only have 20-30 yards to work with this is plenty!

This is also good news for your lawn. A lot of short shots don’t require a full swing which should translate into less divots and less screaming from your wife :)

There are plenty of drills you can try. For example you can practise your aim by using any object as a target, like a blanket. Place it on the ground and then position yourself 10 yards from it. When you can consistently hit your target, move away 5-10 yards further and try again. Repeat until you get too close to the neighbours lot or if it gets dangerous and a missed shot could cause some damage.

The next drill will teach you a little about the different clubs you carry around in your golf bag. Take a rope and place it on the ground so it makes a line that is perpendicular to the trajectory of the ball. Position yourself 15-20 yards from the rope. You want the ball to hit the ground as close as possible to the rope and then notice how far it rolls past the rope. What you’re trying to learn is how much distance the ball covers while rolling compared to how much distance it covers in the air. Knowing this for each club can be very handy when approaching the green on the course.

Those are just two simple examples and I’m sure you can think of a whole bunch more or use the Internet to find some more.

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