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Golf Tuition At John Cook’s School Of Golf
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Golf Tuition at John Cook’s School Of Golf

John Cook is the owner of the golf school in Witney, Oxfordshire and widely recognised as a leading golf coach in the UK. Along with his staff he is passionately committed to doing something special with each of his pupils.

John has over thirty years teaching expertise at all levels and is involved with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Golf Union teams, in addition to other counties across England.

From my own experience, John is a very professional coach and does not jump around from one thing to another or work on too many things at the same time.

He specialises in down to earth golf coaching and sets extremely focused goals to back up his teachings. The coaching team are all open, friendly and easy to work with.

If you are just learning golf or are serious about improving your game, consider a set of lessons, which will give you the mechanics and the confidence to play better golf. You can then practice what you have learnt on the range and perfect your newfound skills.

Learn to enjoy your practice sessions

Practice is crucial for both the golf beginner and golfer who has been playing for years. Golf is such a skilled and exact game that you cannot significantly improve unless you are prepared to practice and play as often as possible.

Inspire yourself to hit balls by making practice interesting and challenging. You can practice any part of your game on the range.

Avoid hitting buckets of golf balls for the sake of it. Only quality will improve your game. Too much repetition can also become boring, which will be detrimental to your game rather than constructive.

Amateur golfers often hit many golf balls on the range but do not always give complete concentration to what they are doing. Practice like a top player for better results and aim to steadily lower your scores.

Set yourself targets and make sure you practice with a purpose. Practice with a friend if possible and play games between you for practice and for fun. For example, pick a target and see who can hit it first (loser buys the drinks). Friendly competition will add spice, interest and motivation to your practice sessions.

Learning new skills

We have talked about keeping practice fun and interesting but a certain amount of repetition is unavoidable if you are to learn new skills.

Repetition is necessary if new techniques are to become fixed and natural out on the course. It is particularly important for children, beginners, and golfers undergoing swing changes, as it creates confidence.

Random practice is more about the way you play out on the course and being able to adapt to changing requirements and having the ability to vary your shots as necessary.

Once you are confident in your basic skill levels attained through repetition, try to practice more randomly as you would play.

Ultimately, as you progress, you should try to strike a balance between repetitive and random practice. As with any sport, the more you practice the better you will get. There are no shortcuts to improving your golf.

Consider golf tuition at your local golf school, golf club or driving range to speed up your progress.


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