Scratch Golf Challenge – Nick Foy
As March closes out and we head into April, I’m excited because the weather is getting warmer and many golf courses are opening up for the season. I’m also excited for you and to see how you progress this season improving your swing, your short game skills, and lowering your golf scores.
Have you gotten signed up yet for a membership at a local course near you?
Today, I signed up for a season membership at a golf course in Northern Indiana for a heck of a deal of only $267.50. It was half off the usual price of $535. I also grabbed a single member range pass for another $280 which basically means I got the range pass and season membership for the price of what I was expecting to pay for the golf course season membership alone. Pretty good deal.
Now that I’ve forked up $550, I’m ready to start the golf season April 1st and track my improvement here on the blog for you to follow. I had started a series in the past where I was on a journey to break 70, but college took up so much time I couldn’t dedicate fully to the series.
This time is different as I’m out of college now and have all the time in the world to dedicate to golf again and improve my skills. I’ll be writing case studies, tracking everything I’m doing to get back to scratch golf and shoot scores under 70.
When I left high school 4 years ago, I was shooting scores in the low 70’s easily but having hardly played these past 4 years, my scores will likely start out in the low 80’s and improve as the months go on.
So if your scores are also in the low 80’s then this will be a great way to see what you can do to get down to par if you’ve been doubting yourself. Hopefully I can motivate you and show you that it is possible to go from low 80’s to low 70’s this season!
I’ll be following my Breaking 70 Practice Plan that I created a few years ago and that has helped hundreds of golfers lower their scores after following this step by step 12 week plan.
I’ve printed out all the practices and worksheets that match each practice. Then I hole punched them and placed the packet into a 3 ring binder I can easily take to the course with me to write down my results as I complete the drills and practice routines.
The Breaking 70 Golf Practice Plan
This plan is set up to give you 12 golf practice routines to complete over 12 weeks. You get 1 golf practice routine per week and you complete it 3x each week. The 12 different golf practice routines get harder and progress off each other as you go so complete them in order, don’t skip around!
If you can’t make it to the golf course 3x per week, then complete each practice still but don’t move on to the second week’s practice routine until you’ve done the first week’s routine all 3 times. For example, if you only make it to the golf course 2 times per week, then it will probably take you two weeks to complete week #1 golf practice routine all 3 times.
In the end, you’ll have completed all 36 practices in sequence without skipping around and you’ll have filled out all 36 worksheets giving you lots of data to review and see where you’ve progressed.
In addition, you’ll need to take a skills test at the beginning and end so you can see how you’ve improved. We include worksheets for you to track the major skill areas like:
- Fairways in Regulation
- Greens in Regulation
- Putts Per Round
- Putts Per Green in Regulation
You’ll be able to look back and see, for example, that you used to hit 9 greens per round and now you’re hitting 11 greens. You’ll see that you used to average 35 putts per round and now you’re averaging only 31, which means you’ve cut down 4 putts (strokes)!
The first step to getting better at golf is seeing your skill statistics improving. Once you see these stats improving, it will naturally lead to you seeing your overall golf score improving as well.
Grab my golf skills assessment challenge and see how good your golf skills are in different areas of the game: Driving, Iron Play, Chipping, Putting, etc.
Taking a statistical and mathematical approach to the game of golf is the best way to start seeing improvement results. Because if you don’t track stats, how will you know you’re getting better?
Instead of only focusing on your golf score for 18 holes, start focusing on individual skill metrics like fairways, greens, putts per round, scrambling, etc.
How to Follow My Journey to Scratch Golf
Now that I’m signed up for a season golf pass to my local course and I’ve told you about the practice plan I’ll be following, the next step is actually putting in the work.
Each week I’ll be publishing a blog post at night when I get done practicing, sharing a summary of my practice session and some of the results for a few of the drills. I’ll also try to log how long the practice took me to complete so that if you’re on the fence about joining the program because of time commitment, you’ll be able to see realistically what to expect.
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