If you ask every golfer, everyone one will tell you that they have something to fix or work on with respect to their golf game. Yup, I am confident is call this statement to 99.99% true. Personally, I have several areas that continually need fixing and I sometimes get in the trap of waiting for the “right time” to work on my game. Well, that time never happens and sometimes I end up doing nothing. Does that sound familiar?
Realistically, the right time to work on my golf game is now. The hardest aspect of this scenario is to make the decision to move forward. Once I have put my mind into doing this, then the rest becomes a process of following through by setting tangible, realistic, sustainable goals.
Believe me I have a plethora of excuses that are based in nothing but procrastination. Yup, I can admit when the only thing holding me back from working on my game is me. So, that all ends today!
Normally, I wait until after the Christmas holidays to set up my practice area in my garage (more pictures and info on this in the future) because I have convinced myself that it was best not burn out from over practicing. Additionally, I allow myself to be fooled by thinking that the time off will help my game because I will be physically rested to hit lots of balls into my DIY driving net. I could go on but, I think you see that my logic is folly.
So, I have decided to work on setting up my driving net. I have a few modifications in mind to improve my practice area that I will outline later. Some of it will be trial and error and others just smart construction ideas. Regardless, now is the right time to get off the couch and start swinging my clubs.
I realize that it does not have to be all or nothing. If I can hit a few balls daily or every second day, I can build a sustainable plan that will have far reaching benefits. Who knows, maybe my early start to practicing will lead to a swing analyzer ….. but I do not want to get ahead of myself. Right now, it is important to set up my practice area and to get swinging.
So, if you are wondering when is the right time to start working on your golf game, I think you have already answered your own question. Only you will know when is the right time and generally that is at the moment you are thinking about fixing something in your golf game. It does not have to be a major change, just a small first step to lower golf scores.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!