I recently read about an aspiring scratch golfer that went from a 19 handicap to a 6 handicap with this practice routine inside 4 months. Now, keep in mind I am not giving a guarantee it works that way for you, but its a great routine that will bring on some significant improvement.
The best part of this practice routine is it gives all of the shots in your practice PURPOSE! The biggest problem with practice vs. playing is the difference in how you play. When you're playing and hoping for the best score you can get, every shot has IMPORTANCE and MEANING on the course! When most amateurs practice they grab a few buckets of balls and start beating away hoping they will fix everything by the last ball. Unfortunately it just doesn't work that way...even with the tour pros. So this routine gives every shot just as much importance as your shots on the golf course because you are literally still scoring yourself and/or trying to better your scores in each shot category!
The routine is below. 255 total shots. Estimated completion time is 2 1/2 hours. All shot categories have a limited number of attempts for each shot. Successful shots (meaning the goal set for the shot was reached on attempt) are recorded so that successful shot percentages can be calculated. This will give you a clear perspective of where your weakest areas are. You then take extra time to work on your weakest areas.....Ideally with a coach.
Putting: (15 shots each...75 shots total)
3 foot circle (3 rounds of 5 balls surrounding hole at 3 ft...PW club is exactly 3 feet)
6 foot circle
9 foot circle
25 foot putt to inside 3 feet
50 foot putt to inside 3 feet
Chipping: 15 shots each (5 balls, 3 sets, 60 shots total)
2 yards off green to far side pin to inside 3 feet
2 yards off green to near side pin to inside 3 feet
5-10 yards off green to far side pin to inside 3 feet
5-10 yards off green to near side pin to inside 3 feet
Bunker and Pitch Shots: (15 shots each, 60 shots total)
Green-side bunker shots to inside 5 feet
30 yard pitch to inside 10 feet
50 yard pitch to inside 10 feet
80 yard pitch to inside 10 feet
Range: 15 Shots Each (60 Shots)
Whatever your 100 yard club is shot at 100 yd pin to inside 10 yards
Whatever your 150-160 yard club is shot at 150 yd pin to inside 10 yards
Whatever your 200 yard club is shot at 200 yd pin to inside 15 yards
Driver shot to inside imaginary fairway
THERE YA GO!!! Make sure to record results and create success percentages in each category. This should help your game incredibly!!