The system I'm starting to recommend to my students is to keep a player's journal. Basically, this is a small notebook that can be kept in your golf bag. In the notebook you can write down notes from your last golf lesson, the stats from a recent round, or comments about the different golf courses you play; the options are truly limitless. I want to see my students write down some of the cause and effect relationships we discuss in their instruction. The beauty of this is that they can go back and reference their notes if a particular miss or flaw returns to their games. They can then adjust their practice and routines to focus on those areas. They've already learned the building blocks, but forget when and how to apply them. Over time, you will develop a solid database of references and an overall better grasp of your golf swing. You can make it high tech and put this journal on your mobile devices. There is a wonderful free app called Evernote that allows you to create a searchable notebook that can be accessed via all of your devices.
Start a journal during your next practice session. If you have a coach, I guarantee they will help you put it in place, because you are about to get a lot more from their instruction. Feel free to let me know what you write down. If you found this information helpful, please share with fellow golfers by using the share buttons below. See you on the lesson tee!