BROWN BAG GOLF
If you want to be a more consistent golfer Brown Bag Golf is just what you’ve been looking for. Brown Bag Golf is designed to improve your results, not just your swing. It’s going to help you make more consistent contact, hit more fairways, reach more greens, and have fewer putts. And since that’s pretty much the secret to golf, it’s going to help you shoot lower scores with a lot less stress. It will make your range time a lot more efficient and a lot more fun, too!
Brown Bag Golf is a series of 28 lessons that each week features one of the five most important skill areas in golf – Driving, Putting, Greenside, Scoring Wedges, and Long Approach shots – paired with one of the prime metric measurements – Center Contact, Directional Accuracy, Distance Control, and Shape Consistency – within a structured practice session where you measure your results and then train to improve them.
What makes Brown Bag Golf unique is the focus on performance-based practice. Performance-based practice is about measuring results. It’s about keeping stats – while practicing on the range – on things like how many fairways or greens you hit, how close you can hit chip and pitch shots, and how many putts you can make.
Performance-based practice is cutting edge training, adapted from Olympic training methods and Professional Sports Teams models, and Eric Jones is a PGA leader in the field of golf performance-based practice.
You need to know what to work on and what to measure. Brown Bag Golf will define for you exactly which shots to work on as well as provide a system for assessing your performance levels and measuring your progress.
What’s really exciting, though, is every time you level-up your performance on the range you’ll see an immediate improvement when you play on the course. For example, if you level-up your driver accuracy numbers on the range from a 5 to a 7, you’ll see an immediate improvement in the numbers of fairways you hit when you play, and your scores will improve accordingly.
How the Course Works
Each week you’ll get a new video lesson. Each lesson will address one of the five most important skill areas in golf:
- Greenside Chips and Pitch Shots
- Scoring Wedges from 75-125 Yards
- Long Approach Shots from 150 to 180+ Yards
Each lesson will also specify one of the four prime metrics you’ll use to measure your results:
- Center Contact
- Directional Accuracy
- Distance Control
- Shape Consistency
Each lesson then combines one shot area with one measurement metric to work on for the week. You’ll use these metrics to set, measure, and monitor your performance levels and progress. At the beginning of the week you’ll set an initial baseline performance level with one shot and one performance metric. Then you’ll work through successive 5-ball or 10-ball sets to “level-up” your performance metrics. Your goal will be to reach a higher performance level by the end of the week.
Each lesson is designed to take just 30 to 40 minutes per practice session. You’ll want to plan on three to six practice sessions per week. If you have an hour or two to practice you can begin to stack different shot types and metrics into a single session once you have cycled through all the shots the first five weeks.
Who Should Take This Course?
- If you’ve reached at least an intermediate or better level of play you should take this course because performance-based practice should be integrated into every one of your range session and you need to know how to do it correctly.
- If you don’t practice because you don’t know what to practice or are afraid of practicing the wrong things you should take this course because it will tell you exactly what to work on and how.
- If you think practicing is hard or boring you should take this course because performance-based practice is a faster, easier, and much more enjoyable way to improve.
- If you don’t have much time to practice you need this course because all the lessons can be completed in just 30 to 40 minutes, and most of us can find the time a few days a week – even if it is on your lunch hour.
- If you are frustrated by quick tips and instant fixes then you should take this course because the progress you make will be a permanent improvement to you game.
- If you are not getting better as quickly as you’d like and you’d rather do something other than overhaul your swing (again), take this course because you don’t need a better swing. You need better results.
Don’t be surprised if your entire outlook on practice changes once you get started with the course. Nearly all our students tell us that performance practice is so much more enjoyable than their old way of practice that they start to find their time on the range to be equally as rewarding (albeit in a different way) as playing.
About the Author
Eric Jones is a multiple award-winning PGA Class “A” teaching professional, including being named PGA Teacher of the Year (2014) and the Horton Smith Award for Education Excellence (2016) in Northern California. He is a former Coach at Stanford University, where he also played college golf.
Eric holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology and is the author of numerous golf instruction books on Amazon, including several best-sellers. He is a two-time World Long Drive Champion, LDA Tour Rookie of the Year, and creator of The 5 Keys To Distance, the longest-running and most popular distance training program in golf. Eric is a frequent Keynote Speaker, an Advisory Board member for golf industry companies, and member of the Board of Directors of the JGANC (Junior Golf Association of Northern California), the oldest junior tournament organization in Northern California.
Eric is the founder of iGolfU as well as the Eric Jones Golf Academy, where he is leading the evolution of online golf instruction, training and coaching.