scratchgolfer®.org was founded on a realization that busy professionals do not approach their golf game in a manner that produces significant improvement.
scratchgolfer®.org’s mission is to bring a team aspect to our members' pursuit of golfing excellence.
Is your golf game improving? If not, you need to be open to the fact that you may not be pursuing golfing excellence in a productive way.
How to Practice Let's be clear: Warming up before a round is NOT practice. Everyone knows in order to improve one needs to practice. Are you practicing? Do you know how to practice? Going to the range and working on swing mechanics is only half of the equation. It is true you need to practice sound fundamentals, but practicing only swing mechanics will not give you the game you desire. You need to spend the other half of your time Practicing with Purpose (creating an event with a consequence). This is where the typical golfer becomes stuck, by not knowing any other way to practice other than working on swing mechanics. This will no longer be true for members of scratchgolfer®.org. We will show our members how to Practice with Purpose. Our members spend half their practice sessions working on swing mechanics and the other half Practicing with Purpose !
Maximizing Available Time The key to improving at anything is many hours of purposeful practice. This fact was well documented in the best selling book, Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin, where the conventional wisdom of talent being a gift is proven a myth. The path to excellence is a matter of choice and that choice is to practice deliberately. To maximize the minimal time the busy professional has available, scratchgolfer®.org created scratchtracker. Often times when playing a recreation round, golfers lose focus and concentration when it becomes evident that the round is not going to be one of their best. By using scratchtracker our members will be reminded to make the best use of rounds by focusing on the outcome of each shot. The scratchtracker program turns recreational rounds into focused, useful and deliberate practice sessions.
Staying Motivated Your success will ultimately be determined by your ability to stay motivated and maintain purposeful practice. In order to do this you need to be connected with other like-minded individuals who share your passion for excellence. In addition to tracking your rounds, scratchtracker also keeps you motivated by recognizing your results by awarding trophies that visually represent your current playing ability. We believe we have created the most effective way to help drive our members toward success - an award and recognition program integrated with the support of our community. Other game tracking systems cause you to pour over endless statistics. This does nothing but cause you to over analyze and create tension in your game. Our system encourages Practicing with Purpose and having fun by earning trophies for your accomplishments.
So, Stop Working Exclusively on Swing Mechanics We suggest spending half your practice time working on swing mechanics and the other half Practicing with Purpose. scratchgolfer®.org will provide you with monthly practice drills to show you what you should be working on with the other half of your available practice time.
We look forward to seeing you on the team,
Transform your game!