I have a quick fix for your golfing woes! I am sure you have heard this statement before. If you have conducted any research, you were quickly over whelmed by the vast amount of data offering a sure-fire way to improve something with your game. As an amateur, I sometimes find it difficult to pinpoint what I need to work on first to improve my game. Now I ask you, have you ever felt this way?
For years I fought with my golf game. I would change my focus based on my last round! If I was putting poorly, I practice putting. If I miss hit a few balls, to the range I would go. If my course management choices were poor, I would read up on ways to improve. My approach to golfing was considered scattered at best!
About 10 years ago, I decided to change my approach. It was time to address my golfing woes in a different way because what I was doing was not working. It was difficult to change my focus because I did not know where to start. Yet, through a bit of trial and error I was able to move my game in the right direction.
Now, I have a proven method that works for me. It is something that helps my game and I can generally see tangible improvements. I have a practice routine that helps keep my game sharp. And every now and again, I need to focus on a specific skill which is plaguing my game. The trick is to find the problem area.
My method is not scientific, but based on consistency. Yup, the consistency of poor play. I golf often, so recognizing my a reoccurring problem becomes easy. And now I have just told you my secret. I play golf and if I struggle in a particular area for 3 to 5 rounds, then it is time to take action. Waiting 3-5 rounds takes about a week or two, so I do not waste too much time fighting my golf game.
The reason I am patient about making changes relates to being able to remain focused on the big picture. On any given day, I could play poorly in any number of areas. But sometimes the ship rights during the same round and sometimes it fixes itself the next time I tee it up. That is the nature of an amateur golfer. However, if my woes last over multiple rounds, then it is time to take notice.
After identifying the problem, I take corrective action. I make a plan, practice until I am comfortable, and watch the positive effects show up in my game. Given my current level of play, a calm and focused approach to fixing my game is what is needed. As I continue to lower my score, it is important to never panic. So, moving forward, I will remain patient, keep practicing and stop fighting my golf game.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!