Think Your Way Around The Course

Do you find that your practice on the range doesn’t quite equate to the scores you are looking for on the golf course?

This in-depth program will help you confidently make the right decisions out on the course. Pre-shot routine, ball placement on the tee, assessing shot choices and lots more will be covered.

You will be ‘golf course-ready’ when you have completed this program.

INSTRUCTORBobby Walia

Bobby is fast earning a reputation as one of the best and most innovative golf coaches in Australia. He brings over 15 years of international experience to his teaching. From playing professionally on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, to his adventures studying and coaching in San Diego and Berlin, Bobby has also hosted clients on many of the world’s best golf courses.

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1. Introduction

0:30

Do you find that your practice on the range doesn’t quite equate to the scores you are looking for on the golf course? It’s pretty easy to zone out on the driving range, and a lot of the time we lure ourselves into a false sense of security by just aimlessly hitting golf balls. We then step out on to the course without any real plan or strategy.

This in-depth program will help you confidently make the right decisions out on the course. Pre-shot routine, ball placement on the tee, assessing shot choices and lots more will be covered.

You will be ‘golf course-ready’ when you have completed this program.

2. Pre-shot routine

1:48

Before hitting a golf shot, we need to be fully committed to how we are going to play the shot.

A good pre-shot routine involves visualizing the shot we are about to play, performing a practice swing that is as close to the swing we will hit the ball with and needs to be consistent. There are many different routines out there, however I want you to choose something that works for you and stick to every time.

3. Where to place it on the tee

2:12

If a hole sets up a certain way, where do we place the ball on the tee box to make the hole play a little easier?

As we are aware, every hole on a golf course sets up a little differently to the other. Where we place the ball on a teebox can make a big difference to our confidence and how we trust our tee shot. In this video we look at a few different scenarios on where to place our ball on the teebox.

4. Picking a spot

2:12

When facing any type of shot, it is important not to get distracted by what’s in front of you.

Every golf hole will present some form of danger, however we can always see the path we are supposed to go. Picking an intermediate target can really help us block the bad stuff out and commit to the right shot.

5. Know where to miss your shots

2:21

We all too often know where all the trouble on a hole is, yet we end up going there.

This video discusses how to commit to hitting a shot where we can afford to miss a shot, and not end up in trouble.

6. Whether or not to use my driver

2:01

Do we need to hit a driver on every hole?

When we stand on any hole other than a par 3, most people will gravitate towards a driver. We need to see what’s in front of us, where we can and can’s miss the drive and then make a decision. Most of the time we would benefit hitting a ‘safe’ drive. Here I discuss what factors we should consider and if we really need to hit a driver or not.

7. Avoiding danger

1:33

How do we keep the ball away from trouble?

Every hole we play will always have an area that will punish a bad shot. This video explains how to asses what we have in front of us, and then the steps we need to take to avoid going there.

8. Club selection

1:30

How do we make the correct club selection based on the distance we have to the flag?

When faced with a certain distance, we need to bear in mind where the flag and hole are in relation to the rest of the green. Do we leave the shot below the flag or do we go for it. This video will help you make the right decision on what club to play.

9. To lay up or not

1:52

What factors influence whether we hit a lay up shot or go for glory?

Are you being too aggressive on a hole, or should you be laying up instead? Always play out a few different scenarios when faced with whether you should try and go for the green or play to a distance that you are comfortable with. Bunkers or other hazards can play a big part in how you make up your mind.

10. Getting back into play

1:39

If we are off the fairway, how do we get back in play?

When we hit a wayward shot and find ourselves in trouble, we often don’t take our medicine and play a percentage shot to get back in to play. Here we discuss how to make the correct decision and how to get the ball back in play.

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