2005 US Open champion Michael Campbell (Michael Campbell) talked about a unique "1/3" practice principle, which is to divide each practice into three Part:
First, you need to focus on your swing skills;
In the second part, you need to focus on your swing and rhythm;
In the third part, you need to simulate the pressure situation during the game;
If Michael’s total training time on the practice field is 60 minutes, then he will divide the time into three parts as follows:
The first 20 minutes: Used to train swing skills. During these 20 minutes, you can place aids such as line of sight on the ground, or you can use a stick to repeatedly train the same hitting target.
The second 20 minutes: Don’t think about any swing skills, every shot should be different. You can hit the ball 5 times with one stick, but each shot should be aimed at a different target. You can also change a club after each shot. In general, this part emphasizes "variability." When swinging, the player should consider what kind of trajectory can be played, not the swing action.
The third 20 minutes: You need to introduce the "stress factor". This part actually acts as a bridge between the practice field and the actual underground field, which helps to realize the transfer of skills. A large number of experiments have proved that practicing in a stressful situation is the most effective means to "immunize" against the negative effects caused by the pressure of the competition. You need to complete all the preparatory movements before hitting the ball, and introduce "competitive" stress factors into your practice.
This "1/3" practice principle is applicable to all types of shot practice, such as ball practice, short shot practice, cut ball practice, etc. This training method also helps to develop the ability of golfers to "compete confidence". Because they usually practice in a "stressed situation", they will have a better performance when facing a real game. By practicing this set of training methods, you can build up confidence in playing under pressure. This is also the key to event golf, being able to perform precise shots at critical moments.