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Well the 30 Day Challenge has come and gone. Now that it's over, what have we learned and what should be taken away from the whole process?
There are two main takeaways here: Shifting to an external focus rather than internal technical ones and what it takes to track progress.
People often get wrapped up in the technical aspects of golf, quickly drowning in a sea of swing thoughts and position. The unifying theme that all of these practice sessions had was an external focus.
What does that even mean? Well, it means that we don't really care about the technique you use to complete the practice, but that you learn how to do it your way and develop confidence in your way.
There have been multiple scientific studies done that have proven higher success rates using external focus vs internal (technical) focus.
For many people tracking stats is a very familiar thing. They keep fairways, puts, and maybe greens in regulation on the bottom of their card. That's a great start, but not nearly enough to fully leverage your abilities.
If you want to experience success on the course you have to make your practice more difficult than when you actually play. To make sure that you follow a well thought out plan you need to track how well you perform under these different practice circumstances.
I encourage you to keep a small notepad in your bag or use a blank scorecard to note exactly how well you do each time you practice. That way when you do a routine a 2nd or 3rd time, you'll know where to start to maximize your learning.