Ways to Have a Productive Golf Offseason
We're in the middle of the golf offseason, and we wanted to give you some ideas on what you can do to make your time productive, and make positive changes to your game.
1) Look Back, and Look Ahead
If you are serious about improving as a golfer you need to make an honest evaluation of your game, and then set measurable (and realistic) goals.
One of the best times to do this is at the end of your golfing season. Think back to your year and think about what was holding your game back. Was it three putting? Errant tee shots? Poor wedge play? Or it could be mental mistakes, or perhaps even losing your temper too much on the course (we’ve all been there before). Using stats is a great way to make this evaluation as well.
Once you’ve picked a few things that you absolutely need to work on, make your short list and set measurable goals for the next year. Keep that list handy, and focus on it exclusively so you know what you should be practicing, or changing in your game.
2) Prevent Your Swing from Hibernating
For those of us who live in cold weather climates, our golf season doesn’t get started until March/April and then it can end as early as November. That leaves about 7-8 months of playing time.
If you’re not doing anything to work on your swing during the winter than you might end up spending the first 2-3 months of the golf season just trying to get back into the swing of things (sorry, had to make that pun).
The off-season is a great time to brush up on your golfing knowledge. Books are one of our favorite tools to learn because they can help change your perspective as a golfer.
Check out our list of 10 recommended books for all golfers. These will keep you busy for most of the winter.
4) Get Away
Terrible winters can make obsessive golfers feel a bit fidgety. Why not plan a trip for the absolute dead of winter to give you something to look forward to? There are plenty of destinations to choose from.
The point is, you have to do SOMETHING. If you put the clubs away for 4 months, and don’t think about golf then you should not expect to come firing out of the gates when the grass starts turning green.
You can get a lot accomplished in the late fall and winter for your golf game if you set a few goals for yourself.