The lessons in this course are videos I made while training for the 2010 World Long Drive Championships. If you watch all of them (they are only a few minutes long each) you will learn a lot about how you should be changing the way you spend your time on the range and how you can work smarter to improve your golf game.
My goal when I filmed them wasn’t so much to document the year as it was to explain how I train and show through real-world examples how I prepare to compete.
It’s one thing to fix your swing. In my opinion golfers spend far too much time focused on swing technique, and not enough time on
But it’s not their fault. Almost nobody teaches golfers how to prepare to play, compete, and perform. I think that is a shame and it is my goal to start changing the conversation. I can’t wait for the day Joe Golfer goes to his pro and asks him for help hitting more fairways and sinking more putts instead of fixing their swing plane or getting another 10 yards.
These are conversations I have all the time with my students as I try to help them understand the difference between what it takes to change a swing and what it takes to perform your best in competition. They are not the same thing.
I use the term “practice” to refer to a focus on swing changes. I use the word “training” to refer to a focus on performance. I use these words very deliberately because I believe that the sooner more golfers understand the difference the sooner they will actually get better at shooting lower scores (not making a prettier swing).
In the end it was a wild year with lots of ups and downs that ultimately ended up with me tearing my rotator cuff in an exhibition, trying to deal with that through a cortisone shot – which failed me in the 2nd round – and then heading for surgery a few months later.
Nevertheless there are lots of things you can learn from the videos. I encourage you to watch them and begin to incorporate some of the training methods into your range time so that you can start seeing better results in your golf game.
This course is free. Enjoy!
About the Author
Eric Jones is a multiple award-winning PGA Class “A” teaching professional, including PGA Teacher of the Year (2014) and Horton Smith Award for Education (2016) in Northern California.
He is a former Coach at Stanford University, where he also played college golf. He holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology and is the author of multiple best-selling golf instruction books on Amazon.
Eric 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, sits on the Advisory Board of multiple golf industry companies, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the JGANC (Junior Golf Association of Northern California), the oldest junior tournament organization in Northern California.
He is the founder of the Eric Jones Golf Academy as well as iGolfU, where he is a leader in the evolution of online golf instruction, training and coaching.