Every time we hit the links, we have hopes of having the best round of our lives. It is the euphoria that all golfers feel when they have hope shining in their future. Unfortunately, as the round progresses our hope changes to trepidation when we drop a shot for no reason. There are many reasons why we drop a shot for no reason, but actually there is one core reason why we add strokes to our score and it is completely avoidable!
Many of you are thinking I am going to say that dropping stroke for no reason is purely mental. And yes, that is a possibility, but nope you would be going down the wrong path.
Focus is also not the core reason for dropping shots that I am thinking about either, but it sure it could be a reason for dropping strokes.
The core reason that I drop shots is very straight forward. I generally second guess my shot, just as I am about to execute it! A niggly feeling starts to grow and the next thing I know, I am making a poor shot after poor shot. I am dropping shots like flies and it is for no good reason. Second guessing my shot is not something I experience because of the confidence I have in my game. Unfortunately, somedays I am not as mentally strong or focused on my shots. When this occurs, I might as well pack up my clubs and head home or I can snap out of my funk and get on with my game. Regardless, second guessing my shot is not some thing I enjoy nor want to continue.
The only fix I have for second guessing my shot is to just stop doing it. I center my thoughts on my pre-shot routine and that is usually enough to change my stars. Sometimes a simple fix is the best way to go.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!