Saturday, April 14, 2012

                       SUPERVISED PRACTICE with DON POTTLE

Welcome to Morton Golf PERFORMANCE Academy at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

My 2012 Supervised Practice is open to Golfers of all ages.  The 8 one hour practice sessions kick off on May 19th and runs through December 8th. All sessions are on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.  See the Practice Schedule below for dates.  I will be on site to supervise and assist with your practice habits and answer questions.

Practice sessions are not intended as private instruction.  Instead they are designed to allow the player to practice the Long Game - Short Game and Putting on our PERFORMANCE Academy and Driving range.

                                  2012 SUPERVISED PRACTICE SCHEDULE

                           May 19th.  -  June 16th.  -  July 14th.  -  Aug. 18th.

                           Sept. 15th.  -  Oct. 20th.  -  Nov. 17th.  -  Dec. 8th.

Attend all eight or as many as you wish for one low price.  With this Special Price there are no refunds or make-up sessions.  Golf Balls are provided.

                                              Cost:  $ 79.00 per Player
                                                Limited to 20 Players

                           Call the Haggin Oaks Appointment Office to Register.
                                                   (916) 808-2531



Monday, February 13, 2012

Setting Goals for the Coming Season

Establish your goals - Analyze your game - Create a Plan

If you want to improve you have to take a hard look at your game and create a plan.

This is the time of year many of my students and I discuss their goals for the coming season.  Together we analyze their game, identify their strengths and weaknesses and create a plan to reach their goals.

To analyze your game and identify your strengths and weaknesses complete the following Game Analysis Worksheet.


Key Performance Categories:

Your average score for 18 holes ____
Your index ____
Average number of fairways hit per round ____
Average number of greens hit in reg. per round ____
Average number of putts per round ____

Identify the Strengths and Weaknessess of your Game:

Using a scale of 1.0 to 5.0 rate each phase of your game.
            Skill Level                      Rating
       Needs Improvement           1.0 - 1.9
       Fair                                      2.0 - 2.9
       Good                                   3.0 - 3.9
       Very Good                          4.0 - 4.9
       Excellent                             5.0

Driving __  Fairway Woods __  Hybrids __ 
Long Irons 2,3,4 __Mid Irons 5,6,7 __  Short Irons 8,9,PW __  Wedges G,S,L __Pitch Shots __  Chip Shots __ Bunker Shots __ Putting 3ft.or less __Putting 3 - 6ft. __   Putting over 6ft. __
Overall Short Game __Course Mgt. __ Mental Game __

Total Analysis ____ (total of above ratings) divide by 16 or by the number of phases you rated to learn your Overall Game Analysis_____.

How you rate:
4.5 - 5.0  Your Avg. score for 18 holes is in the 70's.
3.8 - 4.4  Your Avg. score for 18 holes is in the 80's.
3.0 - 3.7  Your Avg. score for 18 holes is in the 90's.
2.2 - 2.9  Your Avg. score for 18 holes is in the low 100's.
1.0 - 2.1  Your Avg. score for 18 holes is over 110.

Note:  Be sure not to overrate yourself.  For example, if you normally shoot in the 90's and your Overall Game Analysis is greater than 4.0 you have overrated your skill level in a particuliar phase of your game.  Return to the various phases of your game and reevaluate.