The Missing Piece
What is the missing piece, you ask?
"The Missing Piece" is the combination of time, specific practice and support conveniently laid out all in one place for you to develop, grow and improve your golf game.
You need time! Let’s face it: You don’t have the time to practice as much as needed in order to drastically improve. Most adults work a busy schedule and when we do have time, that precious time is devoted to playing an actual round of golf, not practicing! As busy adults, often with families and full time jobs, we don’t consistently have four hours a week to practice in addition to our weekly round of golf. And, by the way, four hours would be the bare minimum needed to commit to practice in a week in order to get results. So we go to the driving range thinking we are “practicing” by hitting golf balls and trying to execute “tips” we have read about. We tell ourselves we are practicing. Yet what we are doing doesn’t resemble anything close to the definition of practice. Practice is simulating game-type situations in order to prepare for a real game. Our proposed solution: Allow the time playing actual rounds of golf also serve as your practice time. This will make the most out of the time you have available by forcing you to focus on each shot set before you in the time you devote each week to your regular playing round.
scratchgolfer®.org has created an award and recognition program. Our scratchtracker will keep you motivated and focused during your weekly round of golf. You need to have some pressure on each shot in order to improve, that is why we propose tracking "the game within the game". Our scratchtracker program will track fairways hit, greens in regulation, number of putts and penalty strokes. As a member of our community, you will be given a trophy room! Yes, as you accomplish different levels of success in one of our four key categories, you will be awarded a trophy to be displayed in your personal trophy room. This trophy room is viewable on your profile page. Your friends will receive announcements each time you break through to another level and are presented with a virtual trophy. The system will not only track your success, but make practicing and playing more fun, thus keeping you focused on the task at hand- transforming your golf game.
This way your weekly round of golf is constantly being measured; every shot now has a purpose and every shot now counts. Too often one or two bad holes will keep us from scoring well because we lose focus and concentration, but with our system this is avoidable. Your goal is simple: Hit a fairway and then hit the green in regulation. If you miss the green in regulation, then try to chip it as close as possible for a one putt and up and down. Every putt counts, every tee shot counts, and every iron into a green is counting toward your statistics. Statistics that are being tracked week after week, round after round, all counting toward a virtual online award recognition system! Now every shot in a round of golf actually means something. Our scratchtracker will cause you to focus more and get the most out of your round. This allows you to maximize the time you have available to improve.
Ultimately, if you are serious about improving you will have to devote time to practicing. However, we are going to show you how to practice correctly. scratchgolfer® has retained on staff one of the most recognized experts in regards to practicing. Trent Wearner, who you can read more about his incredible credentials on this website; will blog specific practice sessions to our members. Members are asked to diligently practice the drills that Trent prescribes and then post comments regarding their progression and experiences. Trent will post new drills each month and respond to the questions and experiences posted from the community. You will be getting specific drills, practice sessions and feedback from one of golf’s most accomplished teachers. You will now know how to practice correctly. You will no longer be lost on the range, trying to rehearse the latest swing tips! Your time will be better utilized by specific practice sessions designed to simulate game-type situations. You will now be practicing with a purpose and your improvement will be imminent!
Improvement on the steep side of the curve takes unbelievable perseverance to stay on task week after week, month after month and year after year. As adults, we don’t have the support system we did when we were younger and playing other sports. You need to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. When you played other sports or excelled at anything, you had your teammates helping to push, challenge and motivate you. You had others going through the same process, experiencing the same challenges and this propelled you to achieve. In summary, with scratchgolfer®.org you will be involved in a community supporting and encouraging one another just like when you played other sports. By creating an online profile and sharing your background, experiences and goals, you are claiming what you want. Remember when you had peer pressure while playing other sports? Peer pressure is good; accountability is what is missing from your golf game! If our goals never get out of our minds, they are unlikely to be achieved. Setting goals and asking for advice from those who have gone through what you are now experiencing is a basic principle in achieving success in business and life. Your golf game is no different. Use the mistakes that others have made to cut your learning time in half. Yes, people are willing to share. Why? Because by sharing, they instill their lesson even more solidly in themselves. In essence, they help themselves by taking lessons they have learned and turning those lessons into habits by sharing and thus solidifying those lessons even more in themselves by teaching others. You’ve heard the saying, “The teacher gets more from the experience than the student”. Sharing actually helps reinforce the desired outcome to the “deliverer” of the information. This is a two-way learning experience. At times you will be learning and being held accountable, and at other times you will be sharing your own lessons. In short, you need to get “plugged-in” with other like-minded individuals. Let scratchgolfer®.org hold you accountable to your goals by bringing others into your world. Our community will provide the forum for you to document your golfing goals and provide a support system to encourage you in your pursuit.
So, is your golf game improving? If not, chances are you’re not having as much fun playing golf as you once did. Remember when you first discovered golf? You loved it! You were improving and making progress. You were having a blast. In the beginning, you were able to make huge strides because you were at the beginning of the learning curve. But like anything worth achieving, you can only progress so far until the curve steepens. Improving is fun! And, to progress on the steep side of the learning curve, you have to be open to doing things differently! In order to continue to improve you need to challenge yourself and be challenged. So don’t delay - register with scratchgolfer®.org today and begin your journey.