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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Golf Practice With A Purpose

Sharon McQuillan Golf
One of my favorite golf teachers, Sharon McQuillan, has a great new program. It's the Practice Club and it's just what it sounds like: regularly scheduled supervised practice.  Gee, what a concept!

Instead of dropping by the range in your spare time (who has that?) and whaling away at a bucket of balls as fast as you can, Sharon invites you to set aside an hour once a week to hit balls under her supervision, working on specific things to sharpen your game. The idea is that you might actually accomplish something like improving your scores instead of ingraining your slice.

It's such a simple idea with so many good things going for it. You make a commitment in advance (although it's not at all costly) so you're much more likely to carry through with your good intentions. You also practice with a purpose, which every good golfer will tell you is key to making it worthwhile. Best of all, you're not on your own--Sharon will be there to make sure you're working on the right facets of your game. These aren't lessons, but there's no question that you'll get good guidance from one of the best teachers around.

The Practice Club meets from 7 to 8 PM Tuesdays at the Westchester Golf Range. Rain dates are Fridays 6 to 7 PM and the meetings run from May 7 to September 26.  Here's the real kicker--membership in the club is only $55 per month, which includes range balls! To sign up, contact Sharon@SharonMcQuillan.com.

Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf

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