Practicing in Florida

Practicing in Florida

This past week I spent at the PGA Village in St. Lucie in southern Florida. The Danish National Team had a 10 day gathering that I attended part of. Due to school I couldn’t participate for the entire time, but the four full days I got down there were amazing (from Tuesday to Sunday).  About 25 players on the national team as well as 3 coaches, 2 physical coaches, 1 mental coach, and 1 journalist participated in Florida.

Every day we started out with a 7 am morning run. After breakfast we typically divided into groups that would either practice golf, play, or work out with our physical coaches. As for workouts, we got to enjoy the workout schedule of PGA trainer David Donatucci; he made sure we felt our muscles the following day. His program was great and together with my physical coach I got to make a more personalized workout routine which includes several of his exercises. So I definitely have my work cut out for me in the gym this semester!

Having several full days only to focus on golf, naturally gave me plenty of time to work on my game. All us players got tested on Bio Dynamics, which consists of things you strap to your body that can measure all the different angles between hips, legs, hand, and shoulders. Also we all had time to work with the TrackMan, which is a radar measuring everything there is to know about your ball flight, club speed, and angles. All of this helped determining where I need to go next with my swing and from there on it was just to get to work. My coach Thomas Larsson spent a lot of time helping me with my swing, both in the long and short game. After the four days my coach and I had been through every aspect of my game, where there were several technical things I need to improve in order to take my game to the next level.

It was so motivating being in Florida with the other Danish players and some very determined coaches. I was through several personal talks with Thomas as well as the physical and mental coach to determine my goals for this coming semester. No doubt I have a lot I can improve in all aspects of the game but it will be exciting to see what technical, physical, and mental progress I can make during the course of my last semester at UNLV.