How to golf successfully is a proclaimed throughout social media. Everyone seems to have the definitive answer to this question and I am here to tell you that I have the right answer as well. I figure I might as well jump into the mix because my approach works 100% of the time for me and should for you also! I mean how wrong could I be, really!
Now that I am finished with that crazy statement, lets get down to the heart of my article. What is the right frame of mind to golf successfully? This is a very tough question and I believe the only person who has that answer is you! You are in control of your swing, equipment, and most of all thoughts. I really believe that your mental approach is equally, if not more, important than having great swing mechanics.
Over the years, I have played against many players who have terrible mechanics, yet they score well and do not see a problem with how they make contact with the ball. They have complete confidence in what they can do and execute their shots accordingly. As I say sometimes with my shots, “It was not pretty, but it was effective!”
During a recent charity golf tournament, hit two mid-irons in a row that were complete trash. I hit behind the ball about two inches and for the life of me cannot figure out what happened. At first I started to go down a dark path of “what the $%$$% is going on”, then I caught myself. These two shots were anomalies and I needed refocus my mental state on what I know I can do and not what I can’t (I actually wrote an article on the cant’s). I needed to stay the course and remain confident that I can hit my mid-irons.
To recap my original statement, the right frame of mind for successful golf is to remain confident in your ability to hit the ball regardless what swing mechanics. Only you can do it; no professional or amateur blogger as the definitive answer; yet you do for your game. Personally, I work at staying in the right frame of mind because it works for my game. I think it can help you as well.
Here is some good advice about being in the right frame of mind when playing:
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!