We all are guilty of a poor swing. It is something that happens from time to time and for some reason many of them could be avoided. Unfortunately, forgetting what I did right on previous strokes is a painful lesson for most amateurs. We understand the concept of a good swing, but for some reason we just don’t do it!
I wish I hand a solution to this quandary, but alas I do not. Sometimes has nothing to do with anything except we just do not perform when swinging a golf club. It is a challenge I face many times in the early part of my golf season. Then as I play and practice more, this challenge seems to subside for the most part.
Before each round, I go through what I have to do and the step by step process of swinging a golf club. I visualize making great strokes and maintain a positive mental attitude towards each round. This mental exercise works very well for me, but still from it to time, disaster hits.
Maybe it is because I am an amateur, but I have played golf for a long time so that should not be an issue. Maybe I have a lapse in focus…..possible. Or even perhaps I choose the wrong club and my body knows and tries to compensate. I mean it could be a plethora of reasons and not just one of them alone. The reason for forgetting what to do right with my golf swing is likely not just one thing.
As I hit the links today, I will remain cognizant of what I need to do well to score low. I will focus on the positive aspects of my game and ensure I stay mentally ‘in the moment’ during each shot. I can hope that by doing these things (and others) I will reduce or eliminate a poor shot. One never knows, it just might happen today.
Do you sometimes forget what you did right with your golf swing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!