The 15 Minute Golf Practice Routine

At Augusta Golf Instruction, we hear this all time, people want to get better but in some cases, just do not have the time to hit ball after ball at the driving range. We hear you and understand, what we propose is a 15 minute a day alternative.

We are proposing a condensed, fast moving, self-directed practice session that can be completed in 15 minutes. You do not even have to go to the range or course, your living room backyard or even bedroom will work just fine.

The workout I am about to propose if done correctly will make a HUGE difference in your golf game. You are probably saying, “There you go again, getting all crazy.”, but those of you who really, really want to get better, this program is your answer.

The 15 minute workout is recommended to be used by everybody, but ESPECIALLY for those with time constraints. The way to get the most out of your practice time is NOT going to the course, but practicing your grip, stance, and posture in front of a mirror. This will ensure that you have a solid foundation of each fundamental. Practicing these drills such as half swings, take away, swing plane, etc. for 15 minutes each day will make that piece of your swing automatic. AGI wants you to become automatic so it will carry over to the course lowering your scores.

The first five minutes is a mind clearing and goal setting session being specific as to what the goal is for that day. As an example, it could be something like “today, I want to stay in balance from start to finish”, for this goal, you do not even need a club The next 10 minutes will be performing your goal dedicated to feeling the changes. You can use something close to the following progression plan to achieve your set goal.

  1. Stand straight up with your feet shoulder width apart simulating your golf stance, close your eyes and sense where the pressure is in your feet. It may feel like it is on your heels or your toes, but we want you to feel the pressure under your arches more than the other two, this will be where it should be in the golf swing.
  2. Now open your eyes and get into your golf stance, at this point close your eyes again and feel where the pressure located. We want this to match your normal standing position, adjust it until it does.
  3. Depending on how comfortable you, slowly make your turn with your eyes closed if possible. Notice how your weight is shifting and moving to the inside of your right heel. Pay close attention to how far you can turn and still stay in balance, if this is not very far then this could be one of your issues to be addressed.
  4. After you have gotten used to keeping your balance and turning at the same time, pretend you have different clubs in your hand. Do you feel like you are keeping your head still Work it out for ten minutes, practicing, adjusting the stance and turn feeling the pressure over your arches staying in balance .Believe me you will be surprised how difficult ten minutes of balance and posture training really is.
  5. Ten minutes of actual, dedicated quality time on every aspect of your swing will make DYNAMIC and profound improvement in your game. As you finish up with your ten-minute workout, write down notes to yourself about what you did and what you learned. Develop some keywords and phrases that will remind you in the most simplistic way. When you get to the course or range, now you can review your notes and transfer your newfound knowledge to your full swing. This technique can be used for all phases of your game, including pitching, chipping or putting.

So when you think about it, the 15 minute workout is an opportunity to make huge strides in your golf game Time is only a limitation if you let be, let’s be a little more creative and use the 15 minute workout plan. Attitude and a plan can resolve a lot of issues, AGI can help in every area of your game. In summary, here are a few KEY points to remember:

  1. To get something different you have to do something different
  2. You need the right mindset for practice, this mindset can go a long way
  3. For practice, quality ALWAYS trumps quantity.

Give this program a try and let us know how it works.

AGI: play better golf.