Watching The Club Face Hit The Ball

If I heard the saying “keep your head down/still” once, I heard it a thousand times. Although the saying does not offer a solution to most swing issues, it does point to a foundational swing move that all golfers need to perform to be successful. During a golf swing, there are many planes of movement that require synchronization and to do so, keeping our head still is the key to success. Knowing this, it is still a challenge to keep all parts of our of our swing coordinated enough to hit the ball where intended because we continue to have an overactive head. If only there was a drill to help with the bobble head challenge!

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Hitting A Clutch Golf Shot

Golf is a series of pressure shots topped off with uber pressure shots. In between, there are your regular shots that require the same amount of focus as the pressure shots, but do not seem to have the same weight of consequence if missed. Hitting clutch shots would fall in the uber pressure category that most amateurs have challenges executing. Over the years, I played in many such situations and surprisingly, my success outdistances my failures. My last approach shot at the Senior Men’s Ryder Cup competition a few days ago is a perfect example of leveraging my past experiences of hitting a clutch shot when needed. I have a process that works 100% of the time, honest!

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Forgetting To Follow The Process

Golf is all about process. I am not sure you subscribe to this view of golf, but no matter how you try to build your game, process has to be at the heart of your efforts. As spring is springing, I routinely work on my game, bet my equipment ready and start focusing on how to play again. This all seems very natural, but each step or task is all part of the bigger process so I am ready to hit my first golf ball of the year!

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Business As Usual Preparing For My 2020 Golf Season

With just over a month to go before opening season and I feel now is not the time to change my normal preparation routine. Of course, world events have shocked everyone, but I am hoping that it will be business as usual (tongue in cheek) at my local golf course. Fortunately, we still have about 4 or 5 weeks before opening day and I am hoping that some resemblance of normal will return. Regardless, I am continuing my preparation to ensure that I am ready for my first swing at Osprey Links Golf Course.

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Focused On The Smallest Spot For Consistent Contact

Over the last year of golf, I worked on focusing on a smaller and smaller contact point and aiming point. I found that this small change in my mental approach has helped improved my contact on the ball. It was not a revelation but and evolution of my game. It is something that I adopted many years ago, but not with focused intent I have now. It really is something new, but not, if you know what I mean.

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