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Slowing it Down with Scott Rodgers

For the first time in a long time, a lot of golfers have something they haven’t had a lot of in recent years with a busy lifestyle....time on their hands. In these uncertain, challenging days of self-isolation and social distancing, the restrictions keep us inside our homes, and unfortunately, away from the golf course and practice range.
Relative to your golf game, it offers us the time to look at the areas of our game that we would like to improve. Can we save the most shots with the putter? With the short pitches or chips? Or is our Achilles’ heel the full swing?
Most of us have a pretty clear idea what we want our swing motion to look and feel like for each of these areas of the game, but are usually anxious to put technique changes and adjustments to the test right away on the course.
Consider the opportunity to do slower, more deliberate practice swings as a means to feel the motion and create the motion you’re trying to develop. You have time. Be patient in the development.
There will be a lot of time in the not-too-distant future where you will be able to “test” it on the course again at speed, but for now, use this time to actually feel that new motion, over and over again, slowly, to effectively build that skillful motion in a slightly new way.
We hope that this finds you all healthy and safe, and that we will all be back enjoying this game on the course very soon!
Scott Rodgers
Lead Professional Coach
PGA of Canada ‘Class A’ Professional
Morgan Creek Performance Golf Academy
Morgan Creek Performance Putting Studio
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