Are you a streaky golfer? Will you play 5 or 10 rounds of great golf followed by the same number of mediocre rounds? If so, you might have an ailment I call flash in the pan golf!
I am not sure what causes this aliment, but I experience this frustrating cycle once or twice a golf season. The trick for me is to limit the mediocre rounds and maximize the good rounds. However, noticing the change is the key to my lower golf scores!
Flash in the pan golf is not serious, but there is no quick fix, and no one is immune to this aliment. Personally I think I can boil everything down to one aspect of my game, but first here are a couple of my signs that things are starting to falter in my game.
- I have to take a 7 day forced break from golf because of important life stuff.
- I am not thinking about the game at hand.
- I feel rushed on the course.
- I do not practice much.
- I start making excuses for my poor play that have nothing to do with golf.
As I read my list of triggers, I realize they are all symptoms to a greater problem. It is simple to me and I have learned to recognize the onset of poor play.
Flash in the pan golf is rooted in my mental side of playing golf. During the season I forget that preparing to play golf mentally requires attention and fostering to shoot low scores.
Mental preparation starts away for the course as much as on the course. So as my golf season unfolds this year, I am going to make a point of staying mentally prepared to play golf through focused meditation, visualization, creating a practice plan and to remember the positive emotions of playing great golf.
Have you ever experienced flash in the pan golf? Do you mentally prepare away for the golf course during your golf season?