Indoor Practice

Even in Augusta this time of year the weather doesn’t always cooperate for training your golf swing so having a good indoor setup and knowing what to work on can give you a definite edge going into next year.

Let’s take a look at three inexpensive tools you can use to set up a training room in your garage, basement or spare room.

  1. Mirror. It should go without saying but a mirror is one of your best training aids for checking critical elements like posture, ball position, swing plane, takeaway, head position and more and it’s also a valueable tool for verifying what a correct position looks like and translating that into feel.
  2. Alignment Sticks. You can also use dowels or shafts or even PVC pipe, anything that you can use to create a grid and square lines. This is a great way to check your alignment and you can also use them to check positions in the back swing. Remember that generally we want feet, knees, hips, shoulders and eyes parallel to the target line.
  3. Impact Bag. Another great tool for indoor training that you can use to train impact for full swing, chipping and pitching. The one pictured is from SKLZ and you can get impact bags at most sporting goods stores.

Remember, you don’t need an elaborate set up to keep your game in shape and the days of putting your clubs away for winter are becoming a thing of the past. It’s always better to keep your swing in tune so that when your golf season begins the move back into playing is much easier. If you have any questions on creating a good winter practice routine contact me at Augusta Golf Instruction.