Save Your Golf Game
By mustang6560 on 1/31/12 compiled a list of the "Top 10 Ways To Save Your Golf Game This Winter" and I thought it was worth sharing. Even though the start of the 2012 golf season is still several weeks away for those of us living above the equator, it's important to keep your game as sharp as possible. Otherwise, you'll have to relearn your craft come April-May.

  1. Hit the weights.

  2. Improve your mental game.

  3. Learn to like yoga.

  4. Swing weighted clubs.

  5. Practice in the mirror.

  6. Visit the driving range.

  7. Chip and putt on carpet.

  8. Do one-armed drills.

  9. Head to the simulator.

  10. Watch the Golf Channel.

I suspect most of you are doing at least three out of the things listed below, but if your not, now's the time to get started. Did the list miss anything? How are you keeping your golf game sharp during the winter months?

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jpjeffery says:
11. Visit every day.

OK, major suck-up there. Sorry.
Mr_X says:
1.) Take a golf trip to warmer weather with your buds.
2.) Play 36 holes a day.
3.) Drink every night.
4.) If you are still not happy with your game repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.
bkuehn1952 says:
@Mr_X: Well done. Much easier to follow a 3-step plan versus a 10 step program. ;)
legitimatebeef says:
A year ago I would've been all about these coping mechanisms but this year winter has been called off here in the mid-atlantic. So I've been playing as much as I ever have, it's been a dream season.

In the years where my golf game does get frozen, the only thing that offers any relief is visiting the range and getting at least a little bit of that crack fix. Crack of the ball against the clubface that is.

#2 is pretty bunk though. How can you work on your mental game if you can't play on a course.
dartboss04 says:
beef is right...this winter has been great...i'm in CT and actually heading out for 9 this afternoon...

got to try out of the new ROCKETBALLZ!
birdieXris says:
@beef - I use the internet and google maps. I look at golf courses and just try to visualize myself there and where i would play the ball in order to leave myself the best chance. It's not perfect in 2 dimensions and not seeing the down the line view, but it gets my mind where it needs to be in thinking my way around a course or a specific hole.
snuffyword says:
Read or re-read some classic golf books (Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Harvey Penick, etc.). Evaluate your weaknesses for 2011 and ask The Wedge Guy for some advice. I'm squeezing in 18 here in VA...maybe in shorts, too.
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