If looked at with the proper perspective, northeast golf’s offseason can have many benefits. It provides an opportunity to stop, reflect and reset. Many golfers will move on to winter activities and allow their golf clubs to rest in the corner collecting dust. For others, practice plans will be implemented, and weaknesses will be identified and codified
There are endless ways over the long, dark winter to slowly improve your game, or at the very least keep the rust at bay so that when the snow melts, the adjustment period is faster — and the chance of early-spring injuries is lower.
Maximizing the offseason doesn’t mean hitting balls in the simulator for an hour every day or bundling up and playing one of the many southern New England courses that tend to remain open all year.
It doesn’t take massive changes in the daily routine of New England winter to make slow gains. A small putting drill or a set of stretches done while watching TV, or spending five minutes in front of a mirror working on your set-up can go a long way to ingraining a change that will make next season even better.
Here are some simple ideas to keep sharp this offseason. These can be done in the comfort of home or at an indoor facility. They do not require much space or the need to make full swings.