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5 Reasons why Golfers FAIL to Reach their Golfing Goals!

Hello friends and golfers. I am coach Erik Schjolberg from Scottsdale, AZ. I look forward to helping you become a better golfer by reading this article and learning why you are possibly not reaching your goals.

What is one of the reasons why golfers fail to reach their golfing goals? Why do they get stuck at a certain level of skill and never improve beyond that? Why do they lose interest and motivation in playing golf after a while? The answer is simple: they don't practice properly and insist on being comfortable.

Golfers will sacrifice getting better to feel comfortable instead of making the changes they need to make.

I see it all the time why golfers fail. The golfer is well aware what they are doing is limiting them but feeling comfortable with let's say a really poor grip is more important. In order to become a good golfer embracing change and being uncomfortable needs to be at the core of the golfer's beliefs. If you want to contact me or book a lesson for Online Golf Lessons or Scottsdale Golf Lessons just follow the highlighted links.

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The truth

Another reason that I often hear from a golfer for not improving is that they are not gifted with good genetics for it b/c their Dad or Uncle are not good golfers. This can go along with saying that maybe they just don't have what it takes to be a decent golfer. I will just say this....I have NEVER seen a golfer not improve that committed to my plan that asks, at max, that you give it 15 minutes per day with some sort of feedback. That could be a mirror, video, etc. If you do not use feedback, the golfer is just exercising. This is a another way that golfers fail. We will not learn anything hitting ball after ball with no source of feedback. This may get you to hit it better at the range but I promise you it will not transfer to the golf course. Here is the moral to the story, with minimal investment of time, any golfer can learn to hit the golf ball.

Golf is a complex and challenging sport that requires constant learning and improvement. It's not enough to just play a round of golf once in a while and expect to get better. You need to dedicate time and effort to practice your skills, work on your weaknesses, and challenge yourself with different situations. Commitment to a daily practice schedule will yield the best results. This can be 10-15 minutes at home per day.

Proper Practice

But what does proper practice look like? How can you make sure that you are practicing effectively and efficiently? Here are some tips that can help you improve your golf practice routine and reach your golfing goals: For more practice drills visit my website EJS Golf Academy.

1. Schedule time for golf practice. If you want to see any marked improvements in your performance, you need to make golf practice a priority in your busy week. Set aside some time for practice sessions, whether it's an hour or two at the range or on the course, or 15 minutes at home with some drills. Make sure that you stick to your schedule and don't let other distractions get in the way of your practice time. Remember feedback is key or. you are just exercising!

2. Set realistic practice goals. Before you start practicing, have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. What aspect of your game do you want to work on? What specific skill do you want to improve? How will you measure your progress? Having realistic and measurable goals will help you focus your practice and motivate you to keep working hard. Write down what you want to accomplish before you start. your practice session.

3. Warm-up is essential. Don't just jump into hitting balls without warming up first. Warming up will help you prevent injuries, loosen up your muscles, activate your nervous system, and prepare your mind for practice. Start with some stretches, then hit some easy shots with different clubs until you feel comfortable and confident. I like to do Step Drills and Rope Swing to get loose. You can see how to perform those on my YouTube page.

4. No matter what level of golfer you are, it's always important to review the old fundamentals of golf: grip, stance, posture, alignment, balance, etc. These are PART of the foundation of every good swing and shot. Make sure that you check these regularly and correct any flaws that might creep into your game. I call these old b/c I think they should be viewed more as matchups.

5. Hit different clubs for the range session. Don't just hit the same club over and over again on the range. That's not how golf works on the course. You need to be able to hit different shots with different clubs depending on the situation. Practice hitting shots with various distances, trajectories, shapes, lies, etc. This will help you develop versatility and adaptability in your game. Also, try to treat each golf shot like you are on the golf course.

6. Find the optimum number of balls during range session. Don't hit too many balls or too few balls during your range session. Hitting too many balls can lead to fatigue,

injury, and boredom. Hitting too few balls can lead to lack of feedback, consistency, and improvement. Find the right balance between quantity and quality of shots for your skill level and goal. I find that hitting 20 or so balls should be enough if you are practicing what you should be between each shot and going through your full routine.

7. Show me a golfer who is practicing for today and I will show you a golfer that never gets better. That is an old saying by the great golf coach Butch Harmon. What this means is that if you are trying to just feel like you are doing well by hitting 200 7 irons, you aren't working on your golf game. We have to have feedback at the source of everything that we do. Without feedback, the golfer is just exercising.

Video: Small Changes = Big Results

In this video. you will see me describe to a student through words and demonstration how to fix path issues. If you are up to seeing huge results in golf swing changes there are sometimes no bigger than those where the club path is fixed and then a correct face angle is added to boot. This is where you see someone go from an ugly over the top slice to a pretty club path producing a baby draw. You can do this too!

In conclusion, the number one reason above all else for failure amongst golfers is the lack of feedback used and the inability to get over being uncomfortable. The best golfers in the world embrace change. Why would they do that? Because change, when done correctly, is going to have long term positive results. Just as in life, if we look for the easy way out we will not grow as humans. Embrace change knowing that you are in the hands of a golf coach that is looking out for you!

What is important to you, GOLFER?

Be serious and join one of my Next Level programs for those available for Scottsdale Golf Lessons and if not, go for my online golf instruction. Give it 6 months to a year and watch miracles occur. Can you dedicate 6 months to a year with no more than a half hour a day of training to see miracles?

My best,

Erik Schjolberg
EJS Golf Academy

Online Golf Lessons

Scottsdale Golf Lessons

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