Fighting to score low or grinding out a score is nothing new to any golfer. We have all played rounds where every shot down the stretch was as stretch. Some of the pressure was mental….actually lets face it; it is all mental. This post is not about finding your mental strength, although that would be a great topic, it is about focusing on the things that alleviate your worries about making each shot. There is a plethora of possibilities, but I have a few proven activities that works very well for my game.
Well, if you made it this far in the article, I can tell you right now that I am not going to revel my secret weapons to success. Develop your own and find your own way to lower golf scores. Gee, I could barely time the words let alone believe them…..of course I am going to share.
I focus on three things that help me grind down the stretch. They are very simple and you have probably heard them before.
The first is my pre-shout routine. I follow it religiously.
The second is I am small. I pick a very small target on approach and focus on that target throughout my entire swing.
The third and last is following through on my target line. This is probably the one that has the greatest impact on my success. For some reason if the back of hand, then the club head follows through on my target line, grinding down the stretch is not such a grind.
Unfortunately there is no magic anything to help you play well down the stretch. What works for me might not work for you and visa versa. Golf is a mix in unique situations that will challenge our mental and physical aspects to the game. Conquering them is also as unique.
There is no silver bullet, but there is a solution. Only you can find yours and it does take time and effort. If you have figured out your magic solution, how about sharing it with the rest of us….please!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!