The number one burning problem in golf is: How do I get rid of my bad shots? A mental lapse in your swing will mess-up any shot. The professional golfers miss shots too. You just don’t see too many of their bad shots on TV because the Producers focus on the spectacular shots. The tournament leaders are in the ZONE and rarely missing a shot. Their real success is the way they recover from a bad shot. How do they just move on to the next perfect shot?
Your primary focus has to be on positive thoughts about your past successes to keep negative thoughts of past failures out of your mind.
If you have made par or birdie on a hole then you can do it again. As a matter of fact, you can do it on every hole on the course where you are playing. So what is stopping you? You need to sort out the weakness in your game and get rid of the big misses. You need a game plan:
1/ Sort out Your Swing Before You Play: If you want to conquer this game you need to spend time at the range practicing to improve every swing in your game. Use your GOLFSTR+ to lock in the right swing: Straight leading arm backswing; smooth transition and a controlled lag and wrist release to a balanced finish.
2/ Stretch out Before You Play: Power comes from the rotation of your body and the release of your wrists. You can’t perform well with a stiff body. Spend some time before you get on the first tee making sure that your swing is comfortable and relaxed. Warm-up & stretch-out your muscles.
3/ Warm-up with a Meaningful Practice: Hit balls at the range or into a net to get your mind focused on a relaxed rhythmic swing. Hit putts on the practice green to get the feel for the speed of the greens before you play.
4/ Set your Game Plan:
a. You have 18 tee shots so land them in the fairway: If you are slicing and hooking on every other tee shot then you are not ready to play. Create a consistent draw or fad to know where your ball will end up. I like to take my trailing foot back from the target line by an inch or 2 to ensure that I will swing from the inside for a consistent draw. As my body warms up over a few holes, I minimize this adjustment.
b. Greens in Regulation are Wonderful: If overhanging limbs from trees or bunkers surrounding the green are a problem, consider the perfect layup to give you a chance for the perfect pitch shot or chip from the best side of the green for an uphill putt.
c. Almost 50% of your total score is from putting: Why not focus on eliminating 3 putt greens? Read the green before you chip on to the green to take advantage of getting as close to the hole as possible by using the break and runout on the green. After reading the green and setting up for the perfect putt visualize the line and roll of you putt which you feel will get you passed the hole by 10 inches. Make the PERFECT PRACTICE SWING and duplicate the exact same swing when you hit the ball.
None of this preparation is will help if you don’t approach your game with a Calm and Relaxed mind. We will focus on this in our next Swing Tip. Make sure that you order your GOLFSTR+ on our website. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com