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How this fascinating idea might help you construct good golf habits

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How this fascinating idea might help you construct good golf habits

This trick might help you construct good golf habits with ease.

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Welcome to Play Sensible, a sport enchancment column and podcast from editor Luke Kerr-Dineen that can assist you play smarter, higher golf.

We’re all about enhancing our golf video games with out overhauling our swings round these elements. Clearly, there are limitations to doing that. You’ll most likely want to make some technical upgrades to your golf swing, sooner or later. However there are additionally loads of methods you possibly can enhance now altering the way you play, however the way you follow and prep to your subsequent spherical. Ingrain a number of good habits away from the course, and also you’ll play higher the following time you’re again on it.

A technique you are able to do that is to make use of an fascinating idea referred to as “behavior stacking.”

What’s “behavior stacking”?

It’s a fairly easy concept: Consider one thing you do each day, or a number of occasions a day, already. A behavior you’ve gotten, like brushing your tooth, or in golf phrases, hitting a driver on the vary earlier than you go play. Behavior stacking includes introducing one new behavior each time you do an current one. Right here’s a number of golf associated examples of how which may work:

GOLF Prime 100 Instructor Dave Phillips suggests doing one-legged squat to strengthen your hip flexors and glutes as you sweep your tooth.

PGA Tour participant Max Homa says to taking a couple of minutes checking your golf posture within the mirror earlier than leaving for the course.

GOLF Prime 100 Instructor Kellie Stenzel says to take do your full pre-shot routine earlier than every driver you hit on the vary.

Quick Recreation Beneficial properties founders Hannah Gregg and Frederik Lindblom counsel taking 10 minutes earlier than you go to mattress to work in your placing alignment with an at-home setup.

You’re not attempting to construct a completely new behavior from scratch, as a result of that’s troublesome and requires self-discipline. As an alternative, behavior stacking means that you can introduce a brand new behavior and assist it stick, quicker and simpler. It’s possible you’ll even come out a greater golfer on the finish.

You may take heed to a full 12-minute Play Sensible episode beneath, and subscribe to the Play Sensible podcast on Apple right here, or on Spotify proper right here.

Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Recreation Enchancment Editor at GOLF Journal and GOLF.com. In his position he oversees the model’s sport enchancment content material spanning instruction, tools, well being and health, throughout all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the Worldwide Junior Golf Academy and the College of South Carolina–Beaufort golf workforce, the place he helped them to No. 1 within the nationwide NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters diploma in Journalism from Columbia College. His work has additionally appeared in USA As we speak, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Day by day Beast.

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