This type of practice is geared to when the player is starting to come into tournament season.

The objective of these sessions is to get the player more target-orientated and making the practice environment more representative of an actual tournament.


“How do we make the practice area more representative of a tournament?”


There are key elements that we need to implement in order to create the correct environment.

Elements such as

• Time and Space

• Routine ( Think Box, Play Box, Post Box)

• Pressure

A great way to implement all of these elements in one session is by doing an “Interleaving Drill”. This is whereby the player is challenged in all aspects of the game.


Time and Space
The player has to move to different areas of the practice area where the stations are set up and they must play alternatively between each other.

For long game and short game stations players are given random targets and distances along with a task. For example: 3 in a row in a bunker before moving on. For the player’s shot to count the routine on each and every shot must be carried out fully.


“ Reps in the gym help to make you stronger. For a player to have an effective reliable routine, they must put the reps in to make it become automatic.”


The player is challenged to complete a certain task and non-completion has a
consequence such as a physical fore fit (20 press ups) which acts as the pressure element. If a player doesn’t practice with pressure and how to deal with it in training, then they will not be able to deal with a pressurised environment in a tournament.


“ Become comfortable
in uncomfortable situations”


When preparing for tournaments it is vital that your training environment reflects your tournament environment.

Try implementing this type of training into your tournament preparation. Remember the key elements

• Random
• Time and Space
• Pressure


Alan Mulford
Jason Floyd Golf Academy cert. Instructor
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