When Does Routine Become a Rut in Golf

Routine is the backbone of success. Consistently performing specific tasks that form into habits is something that most golfers want to achieve. It helps the succeed when the pressure mounts because it frees up mental capacity to focus on more complex issues. The best example is the pre-shot routine where your actions prepare your body and mind to hit a golf ball. This is always a good thing. However, when does any routine stop working and it is transformed into a rut?

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Shooting Your Lowest Golf Score

This is the goal of every round of golf – shooting my lowest score. It is a challenge some days because many of us change our focus when we start to realize that our lowest score is within our grasp. For some reason we change our thoughts and thus our game changes. For me, I try to focus on one thing – course management to stay within the zone. It seems, however, that I am in the minority.

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Driver vs 3 Wood Off the Tee

For any golfer, the question of using a driver or 3 wood off the tee is finally answered. As I skimmed my usual social media feeds, I came across something from Golf Monthly Magazine. They offered up a stat from ShotScope that was quite enlightening. I tried to find the original source, but could not hammer it down. Regardless, I thought it was worth discussing anyway.

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Shooting Two Birdies in One Round

I have an expectation that I will shoot at least two birdies in one round every time I tee it up. Of course, this does not always happen, but this stat is slowly improving. I can say that shooting even one birdie is great for lowering my final score and helps build confidence. But, this is no surprise and you already knew that – right?

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Playing Enough Golf To Stay Sharp

Not all golf is good for your game! Before you start thinking I am crazy and clicking away; read a bit more and see where I am going. Lately, I have played more scramble tournaments than regular stroke play. It is great fun and I still have an event next week to play before my tournament season starts to wind down. The the real questions is all this tournament play good for my game!

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