Category: Practice & Drills
How to hit the driver further

How to hit it further off the tee

How to hit the driver further off the tee. Alistair Davies golf shares with you how to increase your distance with the driver off the tee with a great drill that reduces spin loft. Simple drill that maximises the distance with the driver. Alistair drill is so simple everyone can do it. This will instantly improve your driving.

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Always Learning

Always Learning

During September I attended my first Trackman University Seminar. This was presented by Fredrick Tuxen the co founder of Trackman. It was great to listen to him explain and go through Trackman and the direction they are going in. There are some great updates on the way that will make a Trackman lesson even more of a fantastic experience

Dave Alred was also present as a guest speaker and although he is more well know for his work in Rugby he has also worked with lots of Tour Professionals on improving their performance.

Some of the key things that I wanted to share that came out of that day were:

“Am only interested in what you can do not what you can’t do”

“The less you have to think about the easier it is to perform”

My favourite quote was “Emerse yourself in the game within the game”

“You must match the behaviour that u have on the course in your warm up” (I  like these words )

When practicing – “Only do sets of 5 so you have more first shots”. This is great for transferring practice to the course.

This is some of the common feedback that gets shared from peoples experience – “I let what I wanted to avoid get into my head”

“The brain does not work on deletions” – like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“See what u expect to do and expect to do it”

“Our attitude creates the vibe for learning”

“Award the behaviours you want to repeat and ignore the ones you don’t”

“The more demanding the process the better the focus”

These are some of the quotes I really liked from Dave Alred on the day and wanted to share them as I think they will help us all perform to a higher level.

Good luck with your practice.

For more information on improving your performance E mail: adaviesgolf@btinternet.com


Sheep Or Shepherd

Are You A Sheep or Shepherd?

I have been fortunate to work with a lot of talented young players over the last 20 years, having been involved with 11 county squads, 1 national academy squad, 8 national Champions and 28 county champions.

Reflecting on my time working with these groups and individuals has inspired me write this short piece.

What infuriates me about these young individuals is they all want to follow and act like sheep. They seem to be scared to do something above and beyond what there piers do.

So if their example of good practice is actually poor practice all they do is copy and join that mentality.

I want them to embrace new things and be leaders in their fields and set the standards.

If I think of the great sporting examples, they haven’t been scared to practice in a different way to others, For example Jonny Wilkinson.

I bet when he first started some his training methods many would have observed and laughed at what he was doing. The extra work, the extra intensity and focus. Doing things outside the box.

What I would love to see is young golfers setting the standards in transfer practice and intensity. Along with doing the simple stuff well. Like warm ups that engage their minds and bodies in a way to allow them to perform at a higher level.

I want them to be shepherds not sheep, to set the trends and the standards, to ask good questions like “ what will this do for me”

For them to understand they should never do anything without understanding how will this help me.

Embrace new things with a open inquisitive mind!

Traits of a shepherd
Great Work ethic
smart
Structured
Engaged
Inventive
Reflective
Open
Inquisitive
Brave

So Are you a sheep or a shepherd?