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it’s your SWING BY DON DELORENZO Golf…effort in equals results out “Why is it that I play golf weekly with my friends but I don’t seem to improve?” I WESTERN wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that line or one similar to it. Let’s face it, golf is not a game you can pick up over night by watching a YouTube video. I remember an old “Honeymooners” episode where Art Carney and Jackie Gleason are trying to learn to play golf out of a book in Gleason’s apartment. It wasn’t successful, to say the least. You can’t master this game by reading a book. To be good at the game you must practice and experience all the nuances the game throws at you by playing and gaining experience. To achieve the goal of being good enough at the game to enjoy it you must do four things. Practice, take lessons, stay up with the latest equipment and warm up before every round. Use the Right Equipment GETAWAYS Practice There isn’t an action in sports that doesn’t take practice to achieve the level you desire. Shooting free throws takes hours at the charity stripe. A fi eld goal kicker wears out numerous pairs of shoes in order to achieve consistency. Golf falls into this category and then some. A free throw is one motion. A fi eld goal kick is one motion. In golf you need to practice all the elements. Tee shots. Fairway shots. Short game and putting. Practice all these and you will have a well-rounded game. Remember to practice them equal to the amount of your game they represent. As an example if you go out and shoot a score of 100, only 14 of those shots will be driver tee shots. Over 50 of those shots will be chips and putts. So what should you practice 50 percent of the time? Ask yourself when was the last time you went to the course to just practice and not play a round? Take Lessons The best way to know what to practice is to invest in so )ͽ̸1ͽ́ɔٕѵЁ́ѡ䁡՝)٥́ѡɴݕȁ͍ɕ́ɽٔ)и́ѡЁ́ЁѼͥѼɔ)ȁݸQЁ݅䁥́Ѽٔɽͥ)ȁԸQ䁅ɔɅѼԁѡɔ)䁙᥹ѡ́ѕԁѡ́ԁٕȁܸ)ḾչѕȁեѥٔЁ́ЁѼɸѡ)ɽɽͥ'eٕٔȁɐͽͅѡЁѡ)eЁɸͽѡ܁ɽхͽ̸)%1I=d5=I8!%10M85IQ%8)=1)!٥ѡɕЁեЁ́ѡȁ݅ѼЁѡ)ЁȁQЁͻeЁԁٔѼ䁄)ɥٕȁȁԁݽeЁݕ]ЁЁ́́Ѽٔ)ѡɕЁեЁȁȁQ́́ѡȁ݅)ɽͥ%́ѡ͡Ё䁍Չ́ѡɕ)ȁݥ%́ѡѠ䁍ՈɕЁ)䁡ЁɴѠ$ٔѡɕЁՉ́)5剔$͡ձٔѡɕݕ́䁽݅)ݽQ͔ɔͥ́ѡЁձɽٔȁ)䁡٥ѡɕЁ͕ЁQЁѡԁ݅Ё)ѼЁٔՈȁ͡ЁѡЁԁɔݥѠ=ѕ)ѥ́$ȁȁͅ䰃q$eЁٔՈѡЁ́)ххt]ѡӊéɽ5ɔѡЁɽ)ѡ݅ݽѡɽ՝ѡݕԁٔ)хݕѡՉ̸)]ɴU)1ѱ䁥́݅ɵɔȁɽչ%׊eɔ)Ё́ԁձѼѡɭаЁȁ̰͡)ɅѼѡЁѕ!ٔԁɕ)ٕ͕ѡЁѼݕ9Ё)ɥٔɱ䁕՝Ѽ݅ɴѡ̸͔!Ёѡ)Չٕ́ӊé䁄܁ѥ̸eԁݥ܁ٔ)ݡЁѕɸȁ́͡ɔхȁѡЁ丁5剔)ɔɥͥ䁡ѥѡɅЁѡ́丁]ձeЁ)ͅѼѡЁЁѡЁѕȁԁٔ啐)ѼͅєȁȁͱѡɅٕ́ɅЁ)չ̸]Ёɔɕ́ѽЁȁͱ܁ԁݽe)܁ԁeЁЁ܁Ʌѥ́ɔԁхи)eЁ݅ЁչѥѡЁɕݡԁѡѕ)ЁЁѡѼɕ锁ѡ䁅ɔѕȁѡѡЁѥ)ԁ啐)Mɕȁ̰ѡЁ݅Ѽѡ́ɕ)́Ѽ䁉ѕȸQЁ݅Ѽ䁉ѕȁ́Ѽ)Ʌѥѡѕ́ȁɽͥѽԁЁݥѠ)ѡՉ́ͅԁѡ́ɕձȁͥ)Ёх䁅݅́ɔȁɽչ)UUMPMAQ5 H)ѽ乍(