Break X Golf

A big passion of mine is helping golfers get better. We all know a big part of this is practice. But how can you make your practice more effective and fun? I set up Golf Insider UK in 2018, with the aim of creating the golfing resources I wish I had as a 13-year-old kid wanting to get better.

It has been so much fun! And it always makes me smile when I speak to golfers that have found the content and skills games useful in their golfing journey.

However, I realise finding all the information on the site is challenging and times, and I’m always sad I can’t make ideas and practice plans more personalised for you and your golf game. The Golf Insider Performance Diary offers a simple, affordable way to add a little more structure to your practice, but it still doesn’t know how you play golf and what drills and skills games are best for you.

A few years ago I also offered a personal performance coaching service where we chatted, viewed your stats and built you a practice game. However, this was very time-consuming and expensive for what I felt I could deliver in return. Break X Golf is the project, I hope, that solves both of these issues.

It aims to create a personalised, dynamic practice plan based on how you play golf, at a great price.

What does Break X Golf do?

Break X Golf is launching today! It allows you to enter your playing stats, and based on this data it builds you a practice plan that targets key areas you need to improve, and still gives time to work on other areas of your games.

The practice plans

The practice plans offer a breakdown of technical practice time, fun skills games to play on the range, chipping green and putting green. And fun skills games to play on the golf course. In 10 seconds it does what normally takes me 30-60 minutes to think about and write out for players.

We’ve also built-in features to let you customise your plans. So if it’s snowing outside and you only have a golf sim, don’t worry you can delete and add games to your plan. Or if you have your own great practice games you want to play each week, Break X Golf allows you to enter your own skills games and automatically saves them to your practice library.

The practice games

Each Break X Golf practice game has benchmarks for you to hit based on your handicap. Right now these are estimates from giving these games to players for many years, they’re useful but not perfect, as we move forward they will become more accurate as real-life data streams in.

Practice dashboard

Every practice game is coded with information (focus area of game, balls hit, time taken to play). Some of these numbers are estimates, rather than perfect data, but it means that with a click of a button, we can build a picture of how you are practising each week, and help you make adjustments as you move forward.

Who is Break X Golf for?

This isn’t for everyone, however, if you practice and play once a week or more and want to lower your score it will be a really useful tool.

If you’re not sure what to work on, or you watch YouTube for hours and then don’t know what to actually practice Break X Golf will help you stay focused and do the simple but important things that matter each week.

We have skills games prescribed by handicap level, so it will cater for new golfers, those aiming to make it on Tour, and all levels golfers in between.

What’s next?

After many months of testing various beta versions, we are now launching Break X Golf and making it available to all. It solves the problem of helping you practice more effectively each week. We have so much more we want to build as we move forward, but we’re ready to help more golfers now – and, taking their feedback, we want to build the best golf performance app out there.

If this sounds useful and you would like to support the project, check out Break X Golf and join us on this journey.

If you have any questions, just post them below. I’ll continue to share Break X Golf skills games in the Golf Insider newsletter as we keep growing the games library.

Thanks for reading, I hope you’re ready for an epic golfing season!

Will @ Golf Insider.

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Will is a PGA golf professional, with a PhD in Biomedical Science and MSc in Sports Biomechanics & Psychology. He spent 10 years lecturing part-time at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds in Biomechanics and Motor Control before becoming the Head of Golf for the University of Exeter. He currently runs Golf Insider UK, Sport Science Insider around wider consulting and academic roles in sport performance and motor control.

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