Golf instruction with Steve Scott: Blocked vs intentional practice

Golfweek's Steve Scott, along with Averee Dovsek, explains the benefits of intentional practice versus blocked practice in this week's episode of Golf instruction with Steve Scott.

Video Transcript

STEVE SCOTT: To hit great shots and keep them on the map, practice wisely and force your brain to adapt.

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Steve Scott here for golf week. And we brought our fitness guru, Averee Dovsek, out of the gym and back onto the practice tee here to help you understand the benefit of intentional practice. Now, we're here at the beautiful Arizona State University practice facility, and we have the opportunity to practice at different distances. And we have beautiful targets to aim at. So what I want Averee to do, she's going to hit to the first one at 30 yards.

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And then the second one. Let's jump up to 60 yards.

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What this random practice forces Averee to do is it forces her to make her brain understand the length of swing she needs each and every time. How many times do we go on the practice tee and hit to the same target time after time after time? That's called blocked practice. We want to make sure we play intentional practice when we're out on the range. That's going to help you transfer to the golf course and benefit your game every time. For everything you need in the world of golf, go to golfweek.usatoday.com.

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