I've spent a week and a half here in Thailand getting ready for the Asian Tour qualifying. It's all about getting to a "comfortable zone" both physically and mentally; making sure that your technique and body are in the best possible shape to perform, and using that as a platform to build confidence.
Here is a typical day of work here in Hua Hin:
7.00am: wake up & breakfast. Take the cab to the golfcourse around 8am.
8am-noon: practicing whatever you feel like needs attention. I have a (bad)habit of just pounding seven irons on the range since that's where I get my confidence from, but I make sure that I practice all parts of the game.
noon: lunch at the clubhouse
12.30-3pm: either play out on the golfcourse or keep practicing. I will try to play nine holes per day from this day on until the tournament starts.
3pm-6pm: practicing for hours this heat of 30 degrees really sucks the life out of your body. After getting back to the hotel I just relax, usually by just sleeping at the pool. This also helps to fight the unavoidable golfers tan lines, haha! :D
6-8pm: kick yourself up and head out to the gym. Working out while on the road can be uninspiring; you feel tired, the gym is usually pretty far away and is probably not equipped too well. Consistency counts when it comes to physical exercise, don't think that you can "get in shape" by doing the right things for two months and then taking two months off because you "didn't have the time" or whatever... I've done this in the past and hate myself for letting it slip! You will be back to square one and that couple months of hard work you did earlier has been flushed down the drain.
Sleep and repeat :)
|1001, 1002, 1003....|
|Lower body is finally starting to work! :)|