How to Improve Your Game in the Off Season
Winter time is an unwelcome time for the avid golfer. That is, if you live in an area where the courses are covered in snow. However, it is an excellent time to make dramatic improvements and adjustments to your swing movement. The reason for this is because it takes very careful and deliberate swing repetitions to instruct you body to change swinging patterns or motions which you normally would not do during the season because your instinct is to just get out there and play.
A lot of what makes a great golfer is someone who can see themselves in their mind swinging that perfect swing. When I was 16 I had just received my driverÕs license and I was forced to learn how to drive on a stick shift. But because I was so excited to drive I would stay awake in my bed at night visualizing making the correct adjustments from letting my left foot off of the clutch while my right foot eased on the gas. Needless to say, I very quickly became I am still to this day an extremely good driver.
The same rings true in golf or any other sport. You have to be able to see yourself creating the perfect swing. You have to see it so well, that it becomes second nature to you because youÕve painted that picture within you to do it. One of the best ways to do it, is to practice your slow swing. What I mean by a slow swing, is taking the time to very, very slowly go through the motion of your swing. Just take your swing inch by inch, let your body digest, understand, and feel the swing as it should be at every point. As you continue to do this, and train your mind and your body to follow the perfect swing, your will improve when the season comes around. This is one of the best golf teaching aid methods that you can use to train yourself in the off season.
In addition to mastering the mental aspect of the game, repetition is the best and only way to retain muscle memory of your perfected swing. It is very recommended that you consider an indoor golf driving range set up to assist in your offseason training.