The number of times I made excuses for not fixing my golf game is almost countless. I can always find a reason why it is just not the right time to make that much needed adjustment. These excuses creep less into my mind lately than they did years ago, yet I cannot help thinking how much time I wasted making excuses not to fix my golf game.
I used this tenant to hammer home the point that committing to change is the only way to move our golf game to the next level. I talk about this all the time and over the past ten years, I have used this as a foundation to better golf scores.
I tried to put behind me the excuses that suggest now is not the right time to make a change because this approach to better golf never works. The right time to make a change is the moment I decide I need to improve something. I have worked hard to banish those detracting thoughts and most of the time it works, but every once in a while those negative thoughts win and take over!
For instance, last year I wanted to improve my chipping. When I decided to take the first step it was the middle of winter. So, I made a chipping mat and starting hitting plastic golf balls every day. To add to this change in my winter routine, I started putting as well. Needless to say, at the start of my golf season, my chipping was in better shape than years past. I could have made the arguement that winter was not the right time, but that would have just been an excuse.
It is funny that things “not being the right time” used to be a standard excuse for my golf game. However, I have realized over the past years that
When is the right time for you to improve your golf game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!