I was recently asked by one of our students how I became a good golfer at such a young age. His grandson had just started to play and he wanted to help start him on the right track. As I was explaining all the things I did as a junior golfer, I quickly realized the road I took to get my game to its current level could have been much easier. Looking back with the knowledge I have now, I would have practiced completely different.

I started playing golf at a very young age and had the advantage of growing up across the street from golf course. Every day after school I would spend my time on the course basically until dark. I quickly became one of the best juniors in my area but my Dad knew if I wanted become a true competitor, I needed instruction too.

Being from a small town in Missouri there wasn’t a PGA teacher within 50 miles so once a week my Dad would have to drive me to nearest city to take lessons. In the winter he would drive me over 150 miles to hit balls at an indoor driving range in Iowa. If it’s not obvious already, I spend A LOT of time practicing.

I thought practice was all about spending the most amount of time possible at the course. I believed the more I practiced the better I would get. No one in my hometown spent as much time at the golf course as I did. If I went a day without practicing or playing I felt like I would l lose my game. My perception of how to improve was completely distorted.

Truth is, the amount of time you practice isn’t important. Whether or not you’re Practicing correctly is the key.

Many gofers spend countless hours practicing and see very minimal if any improvement in their scoring. Sound familiar?

The problem is not the amount of effort or time people put into their practice, it’s whether or not they’re practicing correctly.

Now I have a few questions for you…

Think of your average practice session. Do you know if you’re practicing correctly?

How do you check your fundamentals and positions throughout the swing?

Do you know what the correct positions look like and how to fix your faults?

Don’t worry if you don’t have the answers, because GGA does.

Graves Golf Academy has developed a way to ensure proper practice with our video coaching program. It’s as easy as filming a swing on your phone or tablet and hitting send. We’ll take care of all the rest. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would train using the GGA video coaching program. This program would have shortened my path to becoming an accomplished golfer. It’s convenient, practical, and successful. I firmly believe the fastest way to becoming a better golfer is by video analysis and good coaching. The video coaching program basically puts a GGA Master Instructor in your back pocket. You’ll be able to get a golf lesson from anywhere at any time. Whether you’re trying to break 90 or become a scratch golfer, this program will give you everything you need to take your game to the next level.

You can find out more about the video coaching program and how it works by clicking here.

Or if you’re ready to join, now is a good time because the annual membership is discounted by $300. This offer is only for a limited time so if you’re interested in improving your game and saving money, click here to join now.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,


Trent White, PGA