In episode #10 well known PGA Golf Professional Jim Hackenberg joins the show to talk tempo and rhythm. Jim is inventor of the Orange Whip Golf Swing Trainer and owner of Jimmy Hack Golf LLC. He joins the show to talk about his journey in the golf industry from playing collegiate golf, once caddying on the PGA Tour, being a PGA golf professional and starting his own golf company.
How do you take a golf lesson? Probably the only way you know how. It usually starts with a Google search of “your town golf lessons” or “your town golf instructors”. Unfortunately your limited to those professionals in your geographic area. That prompts a phone call to such professional where you may schedule an appointment to see that person. You might then have to wait several days or even a week to solve your golf swing sorrows. From there you have to drive at least 15 minutes to meet your pro at a time and place that is convenient for he or she. All in all, a 30 minute golf lesson requires at least an hour of your time if you include drive time, practice time and the lesson.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I first have to preface that better golf does start and end with an investment of time, a desire for improving and a game plan. Yes, 2-3 additional hours of practice a week and playing more could help you achieve your golf goals. However, it goes beyond that. If you want to get better, smart, tactical and purposeful practice is what gets you to your goals. In fact, you can get go above and beyond your goals without playing more. In this podcast, I’m going to share with you a strategy to help make your practice more effective and efficient. First, let me share with you a story about how this philosophy worked for me.