Participants are tested in various parts of the game and challenged to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in the game. They develop plans for the remainder of the week and for the months ahead to help them improve.
Full Swing — Irons
The full swing is an emphasis early in the week so participants have a chance to work on swing changes before the high school season begins. The focus is on being able to hit consistent, solid approach shots to the green.
Chipping & Pitching
Participants practice various chipping and pitching techniques, including bunker shots, and learn ways to challenge themselves in practice to develop their skills and lower scores.
Full Swing — Woods
Participants work on the longer clubs with a focus on the importance and techniques of the tee ball.
Putting and Up & Down Challenges
Putting techniques and drills are the focus, and then participants are challenged to put the various parts of the short-game together in a way that will help them lower scores.
Participants delve into advanced techniques like shaping shots and hitting trouble shots. They also discuss mental, emotional, and course-management strategies.
Review & Individual Weakest Link
The week closes by reviewing the various techniques worked on and each participant puts extra practice into the areas they most need to improve.
Participants may choose to attend any or all days of Prep Week but the first day is particularly important because it is used to evaluate each player’s game and determine a strategy for improvement. Some of the high school teams might be having informal practices during Prep Week, but several of the local coaches are willing to have their players attend Prep Week instead.