Hi everyone and welcome to the 2013 golf season! I hope you had a great off-season. I am very excited about the upcoming year and look forward to helping you with your game.
Spring is a great time to assess your game and set some goals for your year. To help you assess your game, and all of the parts of your game, I want to introduce you to my T.E.M.P.O. system. I use this system to break the game into categories to help ensure my students cover all of their bases when trying to improve.
T – Technical Skills
- Golf skills that include ball striking, short game, putting
E – Equipment
- Ensuring your equipment and golf ball is optimized to your game and well
maintained for performance.
M – Mental Game and Course Management
- The ability to make good strategy decisions and perform up to your physical
abilities at all times, regardless of the situation.
P – Physical Fitness and Nutrition
- Being flexible in key areas like hips and mid-back and being stable in other
areas like your core to enable a repeatable and efficient swing while avoiding
O – Organized Approach
- Assessing performance, setting goals, making a plan, executing the plan and
then repeating the whole process.
In each category, there are several skills that ca be addressed. A great starting point to any improvement program would be to assess your abilities in each of these categories. I have a checklist on my web site you can download for free and a new e-book that will guide your improvement using my T.E.M.P.O. system.
Most golfers don’t see the improvement they deserve because they spend too much time on only one part of their game or the wrong areas of their game. Taking a look at your entire game and having a sound idea of what your strengths and weaknesses are will allow you to allocate lesson and practice time so your time will be efficiently spent.
Work with your coach to assess your game, prioritize areas of need and then get guidance on how to raise your skill level in those areas.
Good luck with the start of your season and I’ll see you next month as I start to explore some of the key parts of T.E.M.P.O.