Indoor Practice Drills for Winter
Old Man Winter is lurking around the corner and much of the country is already feeling the effects of an early winter, but don’t let the cold weather conditions outside prohibit your ability to practice golf inside. Luckily for those who live in or around Myrtle Beach, SC, the average winter temperature is a mild 55 degrees and with golf courses staying open year-round, it’s a little easier for golfers to get outside to practice golf drills. Either it’s winter conditions or taking a break from the computer, Mike Passmore of the Glens Golf Group Golf Academy has put together a few indoor golf practice drills that can be done anywhere:
- Practice putting. Putting into a paper cup is always fun, but take it up a notch by practicing distance putting on a penny. Place one ball on a penny and then putt a second ball to the first ball. The goal is not to knock the ball off of the penny, but to get the second ball as close to the first ball without knocking the first ball off the penny. Start close then work to greater distances. This drill will help by controlling the distance and power of the putt.
- Practice chip shots. Using short, smooth swings practice chip shots into a low laundry basket or even on a towel. Make sure that the ball doesn’t roll onto the towel, but it lands firmly on top of the towel. Start with an 8 or 9 iron then try the wedge. Try various distances.
- Grab a book and practice your back swing. Instead of holding a club, grab a book. Begin by holding a book so the palms are facing each other, knees are bent and eye gaze is down. Swing into your backswing and pause. The book should be at a 45-degree angle and if you were to release your top hand off of the book, the book would not fall. If the book falls, try again. Practice this a few times a week and see your backswing improve.
Continue practicing golf drills even if you can’t get outside. As we all know the more we practice the better we become. For more golf tips and drills, or if you are in the Myrtle Beach area and would like a golf lesson, contact Mike Passmore at Possum Trot Golf Course.
Posted on October 19, 2012