Practice makes perfect for Senior Golfers

Practice makes perfect for Senior Golfers

Golf can be a challenging game for senior golfers that’s why in this article practice makes perfect for Senior Golfers highlights a few things that I concentrate on to improve my golf game into my later years!

Golf can be a demanding game at the best of times, whether you have had a good round or bad round you should always take the time to analyse your scorecard after your round, I am not saying analyse it when you are having a drink with your fellow golfers after your game but take it home with you and make note of what was good and what was not so good during your round:

Practice makes perfect for Senior Golfers - Scorecard

• How many good tee shots you made
• How many fairways you hit
• How many pars you made
• How many greens you hit in regulation
• How many putts you made
• How many bunkers did you get out of

This is the way I do it after a round, this then tells me quite clearly where I need to focus on and what part of my game needs practice on, wasting time at golf driving ranges for the senior golfer just hitting woods is a waste of time, unless that is a weakness in your game – adapt a set routine like I outlined in a previous post about using the golf driving range to your advantage – CLICK HERE to read the article.

I personally believe that by breaking down your practice sessions into small sessions is a much better benefit to improve your game instead of having endless hours on the practice range just hitting one ball after another!

Let me explain, breaking down your practice sessions into small chunks will enable you to hone the best parts of your game and then spend quality time on parts of your game that is seriously causing you problems when out on the course, you will always notice the good putters of the game, they just hit a few balls on the practice green prior to the game and they are ready and prepared, they have got the feel of the greens and the speed of the greens prior to their game, because they are such confident putters they don’t need to spend endless amounts of time with putting practice because they are confident and good putters.

However, because they are good putters it doesn’t mean that the rest of their game is up to scratch, their good putting more than likely gives them enough confidence to score well and not worry about the other parts of their game, so as you can see we all need to concentrate on different parts of our game.

To give you a better understanding of your game I want to suggest that you make a concerted effort to practice parts of your game to make your whole game a solid golf game, so when you are next practising after you have analysed your scorecard set yourself a target or goal over a two week period to concentrate on your weaker parts of your golf game, what I mean by that is the following:

• If you are happy with your tee shots – 5 minutes maximum practice
• If you missed say half of the greens in regulation then 15 minutes practice on your short game chipping around the green, this will improve par scores
• If you three-putted say 6 greens then spend at least 20 minutes on your putting
• If you lost a few shots by bad bunker shots then spend 20 minutes in the practice bunker to hone your bunker play

This all adds up to one hour of practice, but what it is a solid one hour practising on the part of your game that is costing you strokes so you can eradicate those bad shots out of your game.

I think by adopting a practice routine that suits your work or social commitments but also concentrates on improving your game of golf then everyone is a winner by doing this rather than wearing yourself out at the practice range hitting countless amounts of balls with the driver.

Many of you reading this are in the same position about finding the time to practice but sticking to a routine will definitely improve your game and make the game far more enjoyable.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article practice makes perfect for senior golfers please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

Happy golfing.
Michael

10 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Jose,

    Thanks for your comments and feedback about my article practice makes perfect for senior golfers, you are correct the more you get into the game of golf and practice your game the better you will get and surely will improve with my golfing tips for seniors or other golf sites that specialise in helping senior golfers improve their game.

    Thank you so much for passing on my website details to your family, let them know that if they have any questions regarding my golfing tuition for the senior golfer please get them to leave a comment or get in touch with me via my website.

    Regards and have a great day, Michael – Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Liberty,

    Thank you for your comments about my article practice makes perfect for senior golfers, all of my articles try and focus on parts of everyone’s game especially for the senior golfer because I am one myself. Getting a routine in practice is key for maintaining a consistent golf game especially in your later years, not enough senior golfers spend their time on the driving range to their advantage, instead of just hitting drivers they should concentrate on their golf short game, especially because over 50% of your golf shots are within 150 yards of the green, so their short game needs to be worked on not just using drivers to smash 200 hundred balls as far as they can hot them!

    I have been playing for many years and have studied the mechanics of the golf swing to ensure that my golf game is consistent into my later years, it has taken a lot of time and practice on my part to bring this all together, thus the reason I have put this website together with tips for the senior golfer and put together good golf instruction techniques for the senior golfer.

    Once again thank you for your comments and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to drop me a message and I will come back to you as soon as possible.

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer website

  3. Liberty says:

    Hi Michael,

    I am a beginner golfer and the tips you provided were great for senior golfers. As a beginner I just go to the driving range and whack balls with different types of clubs but never thought to break it down into a routine. I think it helps you mentally as well because you don’t get down on yourself if you keep hitting balls bad, you can move onto a different club. I can see that practice does make perfect especially for the senior golfer because as you get older you do not need to rely on physical strength more on timing and method, keep up the good website on golf tips for the senior golfer and also more like this one about practice makes perfect for senior golfers.

    How long have you been golfing for?

    Regards,

    Liberty

  4. jschicanha says:

    Hi There,

    Great article on practice makes perfect for senior golfers, well written and easy to follow.

    Its a very good way of teaching us on how to concentrate and make good scores.Very encouraging words from you ,and lately I have been very confident and I practice often and exercise everyday, I have also shared your website details with my family so they can also get the benefit out of your well written tips and recommendations for golf tips for seniors.

    Thanks for the information and keep up the good work of sharing your information with us on golfing tips for the senior golfer.

    Yours faithful

    Jose

  5. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Steve, you are most welcome, I am so glad that you enjoyed the videos, I am in the process of putting more together for the senior golfer, I am also like you I like to see it visually then I fully understand it.

    Keep in touch and thanks for your feedback about Bogeys to Birdies Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer website.

    Regards,

    Michael

  6. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Renan,

    Thanks for your feedback, I will certainly look at putting together a 2 week cycle training programme for the senior golfer, I will keep you posted. However in the meantime please have a look at some of these golf videos for the senior golfer – http://bogeystobirdies.co.uk/golf-tips-for-seniors

    Keep in touch and I will keep you posted about the 2 week training cycle.

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  7. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Emmanuel,

    Thanks for your comments and feedback regarding the article Practice Makes Perfect for Senior Golfers, it has always been my goal and aim to try and publish good golfing tips for senior golfers and your comments have really highlighted the fact that internet users are getting benefit from my posts giving golfing tips for senior golfers.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments about practice makes perfect for senior golfers, please keep in touch and if you have any questions regarding other articles on the website please do not hesitate to contact me again.

    Regards,

    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for the Senior Golfer”

  8. Emmanuel says:

    Thanks for the niche rich blog posts on golfing tips for the senior golfer, many senior golfers need help when it comes to golfs and golf clubs whereby by due to the advanced technology, they happen to search the internet for help and are able to find you website on golf tips for the senior golfer. You have really educated me on various aspects on golf especially for me being a senior golfer.

    thanks so much.

  9. renan says:

    Hi Michael,
    Although not know the total of the game’s rules I’m sure practice makes perfect for senior golfers like in any sport, anyway I think the instructions for a two-week cycle would be very useful. Are there some specific golf clubs that you would recommend for this stage in particular?
    renan

  10. Steve says:

    Hi Michael

    Although I am not a senior golfer, I do like what this article has to offer. I am what some would call a “Duffer”. I get out and play the game 5-10 times a year and give it my best try. I like your breakdown of practicing. It gives me a better sense on what I should be focusing on more when I actually get out and play. The videos in this post are also very helpful as I am more of a visual type of learner.

    Thanks for the read Michael

    Regards,

    Steve

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