In the first two parts of this series I spoke about how to go about setting your goals and collecting the necessary data to know exactly where you are now. The next step is to implement your plan.
Implement the Plan
Once all the planning is complete and the player and coach have agreed on the how the plan will be implemented, the next step is to jump in and start the process. My goal is to to keep the player motivated and on track, to ensure every practice session is engaging and interesting. I will do all that is possible to ensure the player attains their desired goal.
At pre-designated times throughout the year the player and I will set aside time to discuss and assess the progress that is being made. When these meetings are conducted will depend on the time line to reach the set goals, but I believe it is critical to regularly get feedback from the player as to their thoughts on the effectiveness of the program and to make changes accordingly.
Once the player reaches their goals, I will celebrate the success with the player in some way. Then we start the whole process over again. For, great golf is not a destination but a journey.
Over the past few years I have been conducting High Performance Programs for junior golfers utilizing the process I have outlined over the past three posts. The feedback from the athlete and their parents has been extremely positive and their results have been very impressive.
In 2011 there were 23 athletes enrolled. Through their hard work and adherence to the plans we collectively put in place, they achieved the following results:
- 17 Tournament wins in local and regional Junior Tournaments
- 83 top 10 placings in local and regional Junior Tournaments
- Players averaged a drop of 5.5 strokes off their scoring average
- Players increased their birdies per round by 77%
- Players decreased their 3 putts per round by 57%
- Players increased their greens in regulation per round by 25%
This year I am launching my new Personal Coaching Program which will utilize the same processes outlined in my past three posts, and I am certain it will yield similar results for any player who enrolls.
If you would like more information on how you can start your own performance plan and achieve the goals you have for your golf game, please contact me anytime. I would be happy to help you in any way I can.
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