In 2008, I was jammed almost every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday with eager students wanting to get their bodies and game ready for the upcoming season. At the time I was offering packages that included both golf swing fundamentals and fitness training. During this same time, I was going through a similar program with my personal coaches and I still had a great desire to be a touring professional or at least win a few high end golf tournaments. So the progress I was making and the passion I had to improve was contagious to my students. I also understood the importance of off season improvement and filtered that to my students.
That particular season was remarkable, because as my body and game were changing, so were my students. To this day I have never had so much positive feedback.
"Our Golf Season is defined by what we do in our off season."
-Dr. Sean Fletch
I sit here today and look at my day timers from those three seasons and wish to have that kind of support and client list back. I did an ultimate business sin... I didn't nurture my list. With so many different options available, these students just moved on. I have now revamped my website, my teaching philosophy, and have all the tools in place to keep my fans and clients happy.
"I start to get tired on the 15th hole"
"I feel like I'm hitting it shorter then ever this year"
"I can't make a three footer to save my life"
"I have no time to practice, so I'm just going to accept the crap game I got"
The last quote is surprisingly true, and probably the best one. At least that individual is willing to admit he has no time, and accepts a dwindling game. There is no excuse to getting up during the off season and making yourself a better player. If you have two free hours a week, It's plenty of time to improve what you have.
2 hours x 4 weeks x 3 months = 24 hours of improvement = Plenty of time
Most people think that becoming a better golfer is about hoards of time and resources such as equipment, golf membership, gym membership, and personal coaching and training. It isn't. Becoming a better golfer is as simple as dedicating two days a week to a simple set of goals to achieve before spring. Once spring arrives, it's all about playing and timely practice to maintain a personal quality of game.
For me it's maintaining a level of fitness, nutrition, and repeating a golf swing motion. Those three keys are going to keep me active and get me ready for the spring golf season. In all, I dedicate three days a week for these improvements. I don't need to see ball flight, I just need to feel good golf swings. A coach of mine once told me... "You don't need to see a great golf shot, just feel it."
Indoor Golf Memberships are affordable and come in three categories Seasonal, Monthly, and Weekly. This is great for any player's need to improve. The Seasonal is the duration of the winter months, Monthly begins on the day of purchase and is valid for 30 days, Weekly is great for players going south and looking to get some swings in before the big trip.
Indoor Golf Lessons are even more affordable and include a form of Membership. With technology the way it is, indoor instruction is much more advanced and allows for better improvement. I came across an app that enables me to record a swing, analyze the swing, record my analysis with a voice over, and email it my student. The next time that student comes in to practice... they will know exactly what we were working on by viewing a quick video analysis through their email.
Anyway, the bottom line is... Why waste the winter away. If you really want to improve your game for 2013 make it start early. Find an Indoor facility near you and get started today.