Control the Controllables
Where does your mind go while you are not actively hitting a golf shot? Are you thinking about how many bad golf shots you hit? Are you thinking about how you already can't shoot your best score and it is only the 4th hole?
Does it help reinforce positivity and happiness? Does it allow you to play your best golf, consistently?
There are so many things that can grab your attention on the golf course. How are we supposed to filter what information we time in and what information we ignore? For starters, I'm going to keep preaching it, there are only so many things that we can control. Let's dive into a few basic things we can focus on other than our "golf swing".
I believe that with a small amount of practice, there are basic fundamentals that even some of the worst golfers have the ability to accomplish. These things include but are not limited to:
* Grip Pressure
* Photo Finish
* Committing to a target
* Committing to landing spot
* Committing to target line
We have already covered the first three previously within this blog.....Let's talk about these final three commitments.
Allow your mind to gravitate towards where you WANT the ball to go and it will naturally encourage that action. If we are already going to hit the ball where we are thinking, (whether that be good or bad), we might as well CONTROL the good to the best of our ability.
With a little belief and commitment, you will become much more efficient in hitting your desired target.
This is the general vicinity in which you want the ball to land. This spot has to match trajectory.
When you are not intentional about where you want the ball to land, the length of your swing can easily become much longer than necessary, thus sub-consciously causing deceleration, thus creating the worst of the worst golf shots.
Be intentional with your landing spot, make a swing that allows you to be aggressive and still hit your landing spot, and SEND IT!
This is the most effective method in getting you to your desired target. Having a solid target line influences the most commitment to each golf shot.
When you are deciding what starting line you want to pick, make sure you are picking a line that allows you to miss both left and right and keep the ball in play. When you consistently pick the most efficient target line, your swing will naturally become more fluid and repeatable.
Thus creating more relaxation and confidence, that in turn creates better shots, that immediately creates more enjoyment, eventually all adding up to lower scores.