what I like about it the most
- it embodies the philosophies outlined in their books
- provides a practical way to review and apply their recommended techniques
- skills – provides exercises for practising the 8 Essential Playing Skills which cover areas like Tempo, Balance, the Play Box & Emotional Resilience
- practice – includes 54 practice sessions called Drills for Skills (shake to randomise) designed to help complement technical practice
- play – focuses on tools such as Playing Focus, On Course Learning and Simulation
- games – a card game to create variety and fun by randomising what drills you work on
what I like about it the least
- although you can mark sessions & drills as complete and put in free-text notes – the app is primarily a content based app. As such it has limited ongoing assessment, planning and progress tracking capability.
how I use it on the range
- I find this app most useful when my practice routine gets a bit stale & I don’t seem to be making any progress. A quick browse through some of the sections, or doing one or two of the practice card game exercises quickly helps break unproductive patterns.
need to know
- this app contains a few more ways to practice than their other Vision54 Skills app which is specifically about on course practice.
- applying these techniques during practice actually works!
- the overall value of the content and generally well designed crisp layout far outweigh any negative points.
- every golfer will benefit from applying at least some of the holistic Vision54 approach to their game!
- this Vision54 app is a must for every serious golfer.
- Vision54 have also published some of the best “holistic” golf practice books out there – see our book review of “The Game Before The Game”