I have learned to approach most golf shots without fear. This is a self-taught skill that I employ routinely. However, there are still a few shots from time to time where the pucker factor grows and I feel less sure about the shot I have selected. The funny thing its, my FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) appears to manifest in a particular situation regardless of how much a practice. My apprehension is not constant, nor is always, but it does show up. And frankly it annoys me to no end!
The situation I am talking about is a 40 yard chip to a short sided pin. I know what shot to make, but sometimes when I stand over the ball I have a problem visualizing my shot. I have tried using a sand wedge lately because my lob wedge does not seem to work that well from this distance. My gap wedge comes in too hot, so a sand wedge it is.
But have no fear, I have a plan! I will planning to work on this distance in the spring using my DIY chipping area in my front yard. Until then, I have to stew over my short-comings and pan for success. I think that my sand wedge is the right club, but will experiment with my lob wedge as well. It is always a good idea to a back up plan and this is it for now.
As you can tell from my article, every golfer as waning confidence from time to time. Luckily, I know my short comings and have a plan to fix this challenge. Has this ever happened to you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!