Leadbetter Certified Golf
Through many years of teaching junior
golfers I have witnessed very poor time
management. The majority of junior
golfers do not have a sense of urgency
while playing a round of golf. Most
juniors waste time in many different
ways. Below are some different ways
juniors waste time and some solutions
that will help save time. No matter
what level of junior golfer you are,
there will be something that applies to
you. You might even find that some are
quite funny and see yourself actually
doing these actions. Here are a few
faults and fixes.
Pace of walk- When you are not
involved in a shot movements need to be
with a purpose and your overall pace
needs to have a sense of urgency.
Spectating- While others are hitting
get the surveying and planning done.
Donít wait until they are done with
their shot to start.
Lack of organization- Keep your clubs
clean and in a specific spot in your
bag. Make sure your bag is stocked with
accessories. Fill out your scorecard on
the move to next tee.
Failing to track errant shots- Be sure
to watch your bad shots. Follow them and
mark a spot you last saw the ball.
Searching for balls is a serious time
Extra practice swings- Be sure to only
take 2-3 practice swings unless you are
around the greens feeling the shot.
Anything more becomes mindless.
Inefficient routines- The best routines
are simple, purposeful and at a
consistent time. Practice timing your
routine at home.
Post shot reactions- Getting mad
doesnít help your game. Accept your
shots and move on. Be excited to hit
the next shot.
Spacing out- Maintain your awareness.
There are down times but keep focusing
on the present shot and situation.
Be sure to have a sense of urgency while
you play your next round. The group
behind you expects you to play your
round within the time frame. Have a
purpose for everything you do on the
course. Remember the better you treat
the course and game the better it treats
you. Have fun and good luck!