Never get a lesson the day before a golf event

Preparing for your first golf event can be nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. But many golfers make a variety of mistakes in the days leading up to a golf event. One of the most common mistakes that amateur golfers make is having a lesson the day before a golf event. Why shouldn’t you do this? Here are a few reasons that may negatively affect your golf game.

First, it may stress you out a lot. Golf lessons are meant to help you improve your game, so why would they stress you out more? There are a couple of reasons that it may stress you out.

  • Even if it’s an instructor you’ve worked with before, he or she may try to teach you too much and information overload can stress you out.
  • You spend too much concentrating on what you learned instead of the tournament. That means you won’t be able to enjoy playing in the tournament, and enjoyment should be why you’re there in the first place.
  • Your lesson instructor may not be familiar with how you play and may totally change up everything related to it, which can make you stressed and confused.

Another reason that you should never get a lesson the day before a golf event is because you shouldn’t even really be playing golf the day before an event. Sure, you can play at some point during that week in order to brush up, but if you are competing in an event, you never ever want to practice the day before. You run the risk of injuring yourself by pulling a muscle or straining yourself.

The last reason that you should never get a lesson the day before a golf event is because it won’t be worth your money at that point. It takes time and repetition for you to be able to really understand the things that you are learning in your golfing lessons. You can’t get a grip on newer techniques within a day, no matter how experienced of a golfer you are.

So what should you do the day before a golf event? Here are some ideas.

  • Stretch and get your body ready.
  • Don’t do a lot of strenuous activity.
  • Eat balanced meals.
  • Sleep well the night before.

If you follow these steps instead of stressing yourself out with a golf lesson, you will be much better at your golf event.

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