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Master how you Practice Golf: Use Feedback or You are Just Exercising

Updated: May 28


Greetings, fellow golf enthusiasts! I am Coach Erik Schjolberg, the driving force behind EJS Golf Academy, where I am passionate about helping golfers like you reach new heights in your golf game. As the top-rated golf coach in Scottsdale, AZ, I am dedicated to unlocking your true potential on the course. Allow me to guide you through a transformative journey of improvement, where personalized feedback becomes the cornerstone of your practice sessions.

When I am teaching and I look up and down the range, my heart sinks for all the golfers standing there beating balls. I see some raking (without moving their feet, the golfer will pull the next ball into position) one ball after another, others hitting a large bucket with a 7 iron with no drills, alignment check, etc. This video will change your world and most importantly your golf scores!

The Power of Feedback in Golf Practice

At EJS Golf Academy, we firmly believe that incorporating feedback into your practice is the key to making significant strides in your golf game. In fact, without feedback, your practice may be reduced to mere exercise, lacking the necessary direction and purpose. Let's delve into why feedback holds such paramount importance in your journey toward golfing excellence.

Heightened Awareness and Adjustment

One of the primary benefits of feedback is that it raises your awareness of your swing mechanics, body positioning, and overall technique. With the guidance of our expert instructors, you will receive precise and timely feedback on each aspect of your game, enabling you to identify areas that require adjustment. This heightened awareness empowers you to make real-time corrections, leading to improved consistency and performance.

Refining Your Shot Execution

Feedback plays a pivotal role in refining the execution of your shots. By analyzing the flight of the ball, its trajectory, and the data collected through cutting-edge technology, we provide you with invaluable insights into the nuances of your swing. Armed with this information, you can make calculated adjustments to optimize your launch angles, spin rates, and shot shape, resulting in greater control and accuracy on the course.

Monitoring Progress and Celebrating Achievements

Regular feedback serves as a compass on your golfing journey, allowing you to gauge your progress and celebrate milestones along the way. At EJS Golf Academy, we meticulously track your performance and provide detailed reports that highlight your advancements. This comprehensive overview not only motivates you to continue pushing forward but also provides a tangible measure of your growth as a golfer.

Tailored Practice Programs for Optimal Feedback Integration

To ensure you receive the maximum benefit from feedback-driven practice, we offer tailored training programs designed to suit your specific needs and goals. Our dedicated instructors work closely with you, crafting personalized practice sessions that incorporate various feedback mechanisms. Whether it's using launch monitors, swing analysis tools, or video recording, our goal is to provide you with precise feedback that enhances your learning experience.

Embracing a Feedback-Centric Culture

EJS Golf Academy is not just a place to practice; it is a supportive community that fosters growth and camaraderie. Within our academy, we encourage an environment where feedback is embraced as a catalyst for improvement. Engage in constructive discussions with fellow golfers, exchange insights, and share experiences—all while embracing the power of feedback to propel your game to new heights.


As you embark on your golfing journey, remember that practice without feedback is like navigating without a compass. Join me, Coach Erik Schjolberg, at EJS Golf Academy, where we prioritize personalized feedback as the driving force behind your progress. With expert instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, and a community dedicated to your success, we will guide you toward unlocking your true potential on the course. Elevate your golf game today, and let the power of feedback transform your practice into purposeful, results-oriented sessions.

Coach Erik Schjolberg
EJS Golf Academy
Scottsdale Golf Lessons
Online golf lessons


Hi friends golfers Erik Schjolberg, EJS Golf, I hope things to be a little better now I hope everyone's well um so let's see I thought I would talk a little bit um about feedback so I talked about our motor patterns so the other day so if we kind of understand motor patterns a bit and how we learn new ones um what it takes to kind of get a new one in the book near the old one why they're so valuable to have just for us in general as humans today I kind of want to hit what I think is the you know the other side of learning as well um feedback okay um to me if you're not using a form of feedback and I've said this many times you're just exercising okay and I don't mean that to be rude to anybody I really don't like if you go practice and you you know hit 100 Balls and you just stand there and hit them well what are you really doing you're not learning anything okay so your mind does not know the difference between these shots that you're hitting okay now let me let's take a little little different route about that of if you um they're in practice decide to use feedback so your mind is working to understand what you're trying to do so like I always have a mirror right here right in front of me so I can look at here and then I'll have video back here to look and see what I'm doing so every shot every two or three shot depending on what I'm working on I'm checking now if you're trying to really grind something new in block practice at the range I think you should be checking quite often Okay so using feedback I'd like to say a form of a mirror you know video whatever else you have for feedback now so um you know like here you know a lot during my lessons I'll use feedback like putting um uh alignment stick like this so you know if you're used to coming over the top we'll have a come like this then you got to work your way you know underneath right so that way that's kind of like I would say a more constraint learning but is still a way for you to get an understanding of what you're trying to do okay so you have feedback constraint learning um but you know I feel like without any of those and we really don't have a great basis of what we're doing so one draw I really have my students working a lot is you know I'll see this when people come to me I it's hard to even I I don't know I mean I'll sit all kinds of weird you know pivots okay so I'll have people work on it because I find that we have to get our body moving correctly okay and I I feel like everybody can stand here and go like this and pivot correctly once we happen to get here people I don't know how to do my hip I don't know how to do anything anymore and you know they end up way back here all this type stuff so really big to me that we work on this so what if we don't have a mirror my okay Coach how am I doing today am I doing better on this because I'm not back here anymore I've been really working on it like this now and I'm not making that up you may think that's funny and an exaggeration but it's happened not more than once because they didn't use feedback so for that drill specifically I have a mirror right in front of me okay so I like to see the pelvis possibly depending on who you are some people I don't have move off the ball but if it's more comfortable to move off the ball your pelvis about an inch and then kind of re-center by the top look at this when I get to the top and I'm looking in this mirror right now I can see okay you know what my head is right where I started and then I'm ready to go down here afterwards so but I can watch in the mirror saying I'm okay now I can ingrain that move in instead of just making it willy-nilly you know um you know I guess as far as looking it up and you have video behind you and I'll give you just a few more examples if you're somebody bro if you haven't seen my videos lately I had thumb surgery uh gosh we're almost on two months now but I still can't do much with my left hand but let's say you are working on your takeaway because you're one that rolls it way in here or something like that okay which somebody pointed out to me that I do it too much in my swing and which I thought was kind of funny but um let's see so

you've been working on this so if I have a mirror behind me I can check it in here or video and say okay how am I doing pretty good position there right it's a great draw like doing for it and then you just kind of grab it here but see I can't really do that with my hand so that's another way to do it okay so there's your feedback and how to use it so you have feedback and I think I'll do another video when we talk maybe more specifically and just using um you know constraintlet approach um training which you know I love too the way we learn so with feedback I say this okay so one of my technicals I think of teaching is this so if we're working on say I'm having a student work on really getting this feeling of this because they're like a slider something so I wanted to feel there hip going like this right so I may have them do this three or four times and I'll say okay start from here and let's try to feel it down there okay let me maybe through there that's it but we'll use a ratio but I'm always checking it with some form of feedback to see if we did okay all right so we'll get more into exact practice routines or whatever but the number one thing I believe people Miss in their training is feedback because even if you're one of one of those at the range that rakes the ball okay now you rank it you just keep hitting and hitting now if you put some form of feedback there a mirror or this well then you'll have to stop doing it breaking because you will have to either check the video or you're looking in the mirror for something so you know if you're you're visiting your golf coach there's going to be something you know you're working on so we need to feel it happen until we have that we need to know that we're doing it correct we have great tools these days we have 3DS forcebox AI use with my students where they can I can set it up for them to where if let's just use again sliding as an example somebody goes back pretty good takeaway and then they're like this okay so let's say that's about I don't know let's just make it at eight inches okay I can set a watch list on there to to basically four inches okay so when they take that video they go like this and go okay I missed it at that four so then it kind of gives them a gauge of hair here's what I'm trying to get within and then you can work on that exact part so you can fix it so uh feedback is just key and remember this finally my last statement if you're not using some form form of feedback in your blog practice what are you doing you're exercising thank you for watching Erik Schjolberg, EJS Golf,

Erik Schjolberg

Scottsdale Golf Lessons

Online Golf Lessons

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