Golf is not just about the ability to hit a golf ball. Visualization- Club Selection- Imagination- Shot Selection are a great part of the puzzle of better golf and lower scores
Thinking about the next shot too soon. Getting ahead of ourselves. Building up tension are all detrimental to our game and our ability to think correctly and with purpose. Here are some tips I used during a round of golf to free my mind and to not use up wasted energy between shots.
On every tee shot YOU get to choose where you put the ball in the ground to begin the hole. Select it wisely and play to your strengths
We always are told to pay close attention to the target. Focus on it. Small target- Small miss is what they say if the shot is less than perfect. I totally agree. However sometimes the flag doesn't have to be your focus.
Can you turn off the noise that occurs from the outside and the inside when you are preparing for a shot? This is vital to allowing yourself to give that next shot every chance of success. This is one of my favourite clips from a movie- hear the noise- check it at the door and then get into your area of performance.
You have a lot of shots you can choose from...There is a perfect shot out there trying to find each and every one of us- one authentic shot.
One week I was playing the New South Wales Open at Castle Hill GC in the western suburbs of Sydney. It was a good week. My game was sharp and I managed to hit 65 greens in regulation for the week. My putting wasn't as sharp- but it isn't difficult to shoot good scores when you are putting for birdie so many times.
Knowing the yardage for an approach shot is only one consideration when selecting what club is the best choice to get the result you desire. Watch the video below to learn how I make my decision of what club to hit into the greens.
On course lessons are a great way to learn decision making- shot selection and learning new shots or the easiest shot to help gain the best result. Here are 4 tips from an on course lesson in Sydney a few years ago.
Every golfer finds trouble at some point of their round. Learning to play to your capabilities once in trouble may not help you save par but it will help you avoid the big number that often wrecks your scorecard.