At G60, we recommend following a structured programme over a period of time, instead of taking sporadic, one off private lessons throughout the year. In order to truly improve your game and become a better golfer, it is important to develop good habits that will help you to consistently perform at a high level. In his book "Atomic Habits," author James Clear discusses the power of small, incremental improvements to create lasting change. Here are 5 ways in which you can apply Clear's principles to your golf game.
1. Start with a clear goal
The first step to creating good habits for golf is to set a clear goal. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to improve your accuracy, increase your distance, or reduce your handicap? Once you have a specific goal in mind, we can start to develop a plan to achieve it.
2. Break it down into small, manageable steps
James Clear emphasises the importance of breaking down your goals into small, manageable steps. This is especially important when it comes to developing good habits for golf. Rather than trying to make sweeping changes to your game all at once, we focus on making small improvements over time.
3. Focus on process, not outcome
Another key principle of Clear's book is the idea of focusing on process, rather than outcome. In other words, instead of focusing solely on your score or your final result, focus on the steps you need to take to get there. This might mean building your swing technique in the building phase, improving your pace control on the putting green, or developing a pre-shot routine that helps you stay focused and in the zone.
4. Make it a habit
The key to creating lasting change is to turn your desired actions into habits. Rather than relying on willpower and motivation to make changes to your golf game, focus on creating habits that will become automatic over time. This might mean setting aside a regular time each day to practise, or incorporating specific drills or exercises into your routine.
5. Use positive reinforcement
Finally, Clear emphasises the importance of positive reinforcement in creating good habits. This means rewarding yourself for making progress and celebrating small wins along the way. For example, if you manage to increase your swing speed by 5 mph, give yourself a small reward or celebrate your achievement in some way.
To summarise, developing good habits is essential when it comes to improving your golf game. By setting clear goals, breaking them down into small, manageable steps, focusing on process rather than outcome, making your desired actions habitual, and using positive reinforcement, you can make lasting improvements to your game and achieve the success you desire.
We can help you do all of these things at G60. Become part of our ever growing community, have some fun along the way and finally start to reach the results you’ve been striving for.
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