Steve Eubanks (Global Golf Post) wrote some wonderful observations about their success. We are all wondering why a country which is one seventh the size of USA and with a smaller population than Kenya, Africa can produce such successful golfers. Steve made these interesting observations:
-When Jin Young Ko was complimented about a 3 under par round she replied that “It should have been 7 under”.
-Ko, who won Rancho Mirage Tournament, finished her third round at 6 PM and was still on the practice green at 8 PM. Winners work harder.
-Last year when Ko won Rookie of the Year, in her acceptance speech, she spoke about praying on the golf course, only focusing on the next shot, being happy, only thinking of positive thoughts and that only God knows her future.
-Another successful Korean, Lee6, who started golfing in earnest at 16, commented that she does all of her hard work to support her family who helped her get there.
It’s all about positive mental attitude, work ethic, belief in success and appreciation for family support.
Of course their success is a commitment to their future in golf. Weekend Warriors don’t really share the same commitment but we should learn something from the success of these young Korean women. We all want to be better golfers.
When your game is going in the wrong direction:
1/ Listen to your friends as they may see that you are making a major mistake. I recently understood that I was dropping my leading shoulder during my backswing. When I understood the mistake, it was easily fixed with one swing. Shoulder rotation with a fixed head location was the answer.
2/ Watch the LPGA pros on TV and duplicate their swings. It may sound silly but Weekend Warriors really should be watching the LPGA and learning from their slower swing speeds. You need to realize that the PGA is playing 7200 yards, LPGA is playing about 6400 to 6600 yard and most Weekend Warriors are playing 5600 to 6100 yard courses. YOU don’t need to swing like you are trying to hit 300+ yards.
3/ If your scores continue to go up, you are not only aging and losing power but your swing may be deteriorating. Take a lesson and learn some tricks to deal with your aging body or start doing more exercises to strengthen your arms and core.
4/ One private lesson is a great start to help you get your swing back on track. Take control of your swing for every club in your bag. Of course 1 lesson will just be a building block to get you started in the right direction to improve your game.
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