Accuracy versus distance is an ongoing debate in the golfing world. If you fall in line with the top players in the world, distance is king! They demonstrate that hitting the ball a long way produces great results. The interesting thing is that they are accurate as well, so do they fit into my original question? You decide? But, for us mere mortals who have already developed a swing that might need fixing, which path do we follow?
I do not know about you, but I am at the cross roads of this dilemma. I believe that I hit the ball straight more often than not, but lack in the distance I need to get to the next level. And this is where my logical mind starts to play havoc with desire to keep shooting lower golf scores. Should I change my swing and go after the distance prize or maintain what I am doing now?
I know, using my logical brain again, that not changing something in my swing falls into Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity of “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
The challenge for me is: do I want to disrupt my game and short golf season to embark on a path of frustration with the hopes of becoming a scratch golfer. The answer is obvious if I want stick to my goal of 10 years or maybe I am having second thoughts….I am so confused. Then I came across the below statement, again by Albert Einstein:
As I teeter on the edge of the abyss, I have to take a step back and determine how deep my desire to be a scratch golfer really goes. If I want to shoot more subpar rounds, I will have to work on hitting the ball farther. My accuracy game has taken me this far, but I am not sure it will take me to the the land of scratch golfers. I am so confused…..haha.
Ultimately, every golfer has to decide what works best for their game. Personally, I still have some thinking to do before making a dramatic change. I think just gaining 10 yards will make a world of difference because I already hit the straight, now I need some more distance.
Thoughts? Keep my accuracy or go for the distance?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links?