I recently asked the question about being offered a guarantee two putt from 15 feet or further during your entire round. My intent was that you had to take the every time. I was wondering how many players would take the offer. There is the results:
I have to say that I am not really surprised. Most players, including myself, think that if you are putting, no matter the distance, we are confident that we can sink the putt. This poll brought an idea to mind that I would like to share.
Confidence is critical to low golf scores. You have heard me discuss this in the past, but it is a topic that warrants repeating. I still like David MacKenzie from Golf State of Mind views of how to build confidence in your golf game. (for a more detailed explanation click here) Here is what he has to say:
- Don’t be Self Critical.
- Don’t Give Yourself Technical Feedback on the Golf Course.
- Visualize and Feel.
- Develop a Strong Shot Routine.
- React Indifferently to Bad Shots.
- Take Yourself Out of Your Comfort Zone.
- Change Your Goals.
- Focus On What You Did Well.
- Recall pass success.
- Believe in Yourself!
Confidence in your golf swing, course management, and the mental side of golf goes along way to being a scratch golfer. Every time I tee it up, I hope to shoot my best score ever and have the confidence in my game to do it! I continually work on my game in my perceived areas of weakness and in turn this builds my confidence to perform well on the course.
How confident are you in your game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!