Fighting the Urge to Change for the Sake of Changing

It is that time again, Mid January / Early February. I get in my head and start to think about what I need to change to get ready for the 2020 golf season. Unfortunately, I am like a hamster spinning a wheel in my mind, but never really accomplishing much. It is a difficult time for many golfers in the northern climes and one I try to temper!

In years past I convinced myself to make major swing changes, that I needed to buy new equipment, I needed to stop playing, and to switch sides of the ball; the last one was particularly helpful. I get in my head and play the ‘what if’ game with poor results.

On a side note, I did have help with my article today. I only had to start over twice because Windsor either licked or touched the keyboard. But, that is okay, he was just trying to help.

Windsor giving me some writing advice!

Back to preventing a golfing disaster by staying focused on my current plan. Well, the makings of one anyway. I will be setting some goals very soon and they will help propel my game to a new level this year. They will also help guide any potential changes that will lower my golf scores. It really is a simple process and I need to stay true to it.

So, I am resisting the urge to change (although I am still being introspective). I think this year (as in years past) I will develop a golf plan early that is flexible to allow for modifications as the year unfolds. Being flexible is very important and will help me ensure that the changes I make are the right ones for my game.

Do you experience times when you have the urge to make changes for the sake of change? If so, what is it?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

2 thoughts on “Fighting the Urge to Change for the Sake of Changing

  1. Jim fight it! I’ve never done anything in the way of off-season tinkering that provided any benefit. . .except for working on my fitness. Any time I’ve tried to change my game it’s backfired on me. You gotta have real practice reps to work on something new.
    Good luck in the battle with cabin fever!


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