Talking about FEAR is nothing new at The Grateful Golfer. It ultimate paralyzes us when playing and forces most players to change their approach to shots. False Evidence Appearing Real creeps into our minds and poisons our ability to play our best. Conquering that FEAR is key to shooting low golf scores. As a matter of fact, it is paramount to being a scratch golfer!
This quote drives home my point. Everyone player has that one shot they fear the most. Mine is any approach shot to the green over a hazard. It does not matter where the hazard is or how large it is, I FEAR making that shot. It is something I have mentally struggled with for years. That is until I was given some sage advice: aim 10 yards past the pin to the back of the green.
I realize this seems strange, but what this advice empowered me to conquer my FEAR of hitting my ball into the hazard and being aggressive at the same time. I would say that because of this golden nugget, I have almost conquered this FEAR and will be able to move on to the next challenge in my shot making.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!