Every golfer has a unique journey the is riddled with rough patches brushed over with outstanding results. It is the natural order of things there is only one way to play your best golf. Play golf like Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus or Bobby Jones; it is as simple as that. Obviously, this is an over simplification but if you can play like these legends then I tip my hat to your game. The problem that most golfers is that they try to play golf by aping a swing that they really cannot perform. I have followed that path myself until I learn a very import lesson that completely altered my approach and perspective of how to play my best golf!
When I first started playing golf in 1975, my entire process was based on trial and error. I tried to copy anyone who was a better player with any success. I sure you can visualize my many swing changes and the crazy results. It was a challenge trying to play any type of good golf, let alone my best golf. I wish someone would have offered the same advice that Tiger Woods espouses:
To play my best golf, I had to learn to firstly accept my golf swing. My body type and athletic ability back then naturally drove my golf swing in a specific direction. Once I had a foundational swing that was my own, I was able to start my journey to my best golf.
There have been many iterations to my game over the years, but they have all been based on my natural best swing. Whether I am hitting out of the sand or off the tee, my best swing is rooted in balance, control and a strong follow through.
Every player has a swing inside of them that will allow them to play their best golf. The challenge is to find it and use it as your foundation moving forward. Making adjustments is part of improving your golf game, however I would suggest that you keep Tiger’s advice at the forefront of your adjustments. If you do, then you are well on your way to playing your best golf!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!