So we are about half way through the off season, just into a new year and I hope you are all excited for a new season which is just around the corner. First tournament for me is actually next weekend, but my first real start is in the end of March. And before that I will use the off season as well as possible, and here are my off season schedule as an amateur disc golfer.
So I have already made a vlog about my goals for 2017, and in November I set up my weekly practice routine. December was the first full month where I started working towards this goals, and after a few weeks I am now executing these routines. It is not easy I have to admit, but as time goes it will become easier and easier.
First I had to see how much time I had to dedicate towards the coming season, and especially my goal of becoming a healthier person. With a full time job, several big disc golf project for 2017 and a family with two small kids all takes its time, so time
for working out and practicing have to be structured. Second I needed to figure out what to focus on and what was realistic to achieve with my current fitness level. So I decided for my general form I wanted to do at least 5 kilometers a week to start off with, to get me a good base to start with. I also struggle with a bad back after a decade in the culinary business, which needs to be taken and I have been working with a physiotherapist. So that takes care of my fitness, and as for my play I will do at least 500 weekly putts that will help me with, well my putting. I also will do field work two times a week focusing on my technique and accuracy, filming and analyzing the hopeful progress. Biggest focuses is my short game and driving. With all that in mind I set up short practices everyday which are more achievable than trying to do big workouts a few times a week.
- Monday – Running (2,5km+)
- Tuesday – practice (short game)
- Wednesday – Yoga and stretching
- Thursday – Practice (drives)
- Friday – day off
- Saturday -Running (2,5km+)
- Sunday – stretching (focusing on the back)
In addition I also will do 500 putts every week, with different stands and distance. So if you add it all together it will be about 7 hours a week, about the same amount of time spent on the couch watching TV for 4-5days
- Running – 1 hour
- Practice – 3 hours
- Putting – 2 hours
- Yoga and stretching – 1 hour
So that is my practicing program for this off season, a setup that hopefully will help me along the way to my goals for this year. I hope this might even help you a little, as I am just a regular amateur disc golfer wanting to be better and willing to set things in system. Hopefully it can help some of you as well.