Periodization

In “Periodization A Guide to Volume & Intensity of Training & Competition”, Golf Canada writes “Simply put, periodization is time management. Periodization involves creating very detailed training, competition and recovery plans in an effort to ensure that an athlete “peaks” at the right time.”

In golf, scheduling your training is incredibly important, as the technique learning phases are most successful without interruption from performance or skill phases. In other words, it’s tough to change your swing mid-season.

Creating this plan is a unique process for each golfer, and is designed during the first few sessions of the Winter Coaching Program.

We have access to an indoor teaching studio, heated driving range stalls, an indoor putting area, technologies such as Trackman and Boditrak, in addition to video swing analysis, to help you build the technically sound swing you can rely on.

The coaching system (see link above), is the most effective way to accomplish this. Let’s give your game a chance this year and work the swing technique in December, January and February, so we can move to performance and skill in March and April leading up to the golf season.

Please contact me to get started.

@GolfProYYC

 

Golf & Tacos Highlights

Golf & Tacos brings together chicas that want to learn or improve their golf game in an environment that compares to “drunk girls in the bathroom” levels of friendliness.

If you want to get in the game, we have the clinics, events and tips to help get you there. Follow @golfandtacos on Instagram, or sign up for my newsletter for all details about upcoming clinics.

Trackman Combine

TrackMan Combine is a standardized test that enables you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your golf game. Last week I went through the combine quite quickly (30 minutes) after not having practiced in a few months. You can see that there are some strengths, and some weaknesses!

We can use this tool to identify gaps in your yardages, weaknesses in certain shots/yardages, and an overall snapshot of where your ball striking is at.

The graphic below shows a summary of my combine. You’ll see that driving is my weakest, and 80 yards is my strongest. My next best are 100 and 180, which makes me very curious as to why I didn’t see a better pattern as the distance increased.

To view the complete Trackman Combine results, click here.

Here is a Trackman video explaining the Combine.

What’s your combine score? You can do the Trackman Combine on your own at the Golf Canada Centre in about an hour ($42/hour). The staff can help set it up.

Central Alberta Golf Tournaments

Thanks to Dean McBride at the Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort for providing this detailed list of Central Alberta’s best golf events! Make a great weekend by getting into some competition out of the city!

Central Alberta Golf Events

New and Improved and Not Old

What if you had to spend an entire month doing new things to practice golf?

You literally COULD NOT do anything that you’ve done before WHATSOEVER.

Brainstorm a week long practice of one hour per day of what that would look like. My example is below. Please reply in the comments.

  1. Billiards – play pool at a friends or a pub focusing on the exact same routine for every shot, exactly like I would use on the golf course. Incorporate the decision making process, pre and post shot routine. Plan out the outcome of all the ball on the table. Plan out my reaction and my behaviour post shot.
  2. Hiking boots – wear some footwear that is so unfair and uncomfortable, that your footwork awareness hits new levels.
  3. Music – incorporate music into a range session and make it the absolute priority. Hear every note and every sound and every beat and every instrument. It literally doesn’t matter where the ball goes or where you go, keep the focus on the music.
  4. Batting Cages – Hand Eye, Timing, Rhythm, Power and FUN
  5. Winter Mini Golf – Bundle Up and hit some putts on the mini putt, we won’t charge you when it’s that cold!!
  6. Design a lesson plan for a friend – Pick a random friend and design a practice session for them. There is no wrong answer to this one. If you are done in less than an hour, design one for me.
  7. Watch golf on TV – visualize the entire experience from the Down The Line view (directly behind the target line), NOT the TV viewpoint. Note how your brain takes the visual information from the TV and builds out the perception of the event from the down the line view.
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