In order for you to successfully take your game to the course, you must bring the elements found on the course to your practices and that is exactly what this book (and this interactive website) does. With its 230 pages and nearly 100 competitive practice games (all with color photos), items like score, a consequence, different lies, distractions, pressure and more are brought to the forefront so that you can practice in a manner that TRANSFERS to the course.
If you’re like most golfers you get lured into “hitting balls” or “rolling putts” without any purpose or structure and without the knowledge of how to practice in order for you to successfully take your game to the course. Even if you’re hitting the ball well in practice, experts show that your practice sessions have no relevance to playing the game which leads to an endless nonproductive cycle. What practice turns out to be is unproductive time where you just “see how you’re hitting it.” And whether putting, working on your short game or hitting full swing shots if you hit the ball poorly you end up trying to “figure it out,” most likely trying something new with every swing which ultimately leads right back to where you started when you search for another tip and go “see how you’re hitting it” the next day; now if you’re hitting the ball great on the other hand, it makes you feel good – you think “I’ve got it” but sports psychologists call this False Confidence because the type of practice you’re conducting doesn’t transfer to the course. So you end up stuck in a cycle where you seek out more and more tips.
The missing piece of the puzzle is explained by performance experts and sports psychologists and is called Transfer Practice. Transfer Practice is that vital step to taking your game to the course and where the book Golf Scrimmages comes in. Certainly you can work to improve your control of the golf ball through quality coaching but regardless of whether you’re hitting it perfectly or not, you need to cease practice sessions that are ONLY mechanically based. To play well on the course, you need to incorporate the elements found on the course into a good portion of your practice – you need to make your practice sessions competitive and golf-like.
Golf Scrimmages integrates all of these elements found on the course helping you to score lower and more consistently. It’s time to incorporate this evidenced based practice into your game bringing forth meaningful feelings, mental challenges, emotions and realistic shots into your practice sessions. It’s time to incorporate Golf Scrimmages into your game. It’s the bridge between practice and play.
“Golf is a competition against oneself, the golf course and the conditions presented. The tools, games and drills in Trent’s book allow a golfer to mimic that same type of competition.” — Zach Johnson; 2007 Masters Champion