that are going to help me and help all of you.
As painful as it was to be so terrible, I actually had fun playing golf for the first time in a few years. It’s because my mind was clear of mind numbing mechanics and I was just out there playing the game.
All of the problems I had are directly attributed to rust from not playing rounds of golf for the better part of a year. However, keeping the thoughts simple and to a minimum allowed me to do a few things well. I hit two bad drives, but the other 11 were very under control. My chipping was surprisingly good.
The bad iron play and shorter than average drives for me was another issue that is easy to work on with more play. Being aggressive through impact and committing to the shot. That is something that players at every level need to have as their #1 priority and thinking too much about perfect mechanics and multiple swing thoughts prevents that from happening.
That is what I learned today first and foremost. Commit to the shot and be aggressive. Many years of too many swing thoughts has atrophied that ability in me and that is what I will now focus on in my practice.
You guys wanted to know more about course management…there you go. Learn to commit to every shot, right or wrong. Their will be some bad shots, but the cumulative outcome will be far superior. Steer jobs hardly ever work.
Talking about my game is definitely helping me and I also think it has benefits for anyone reading the blog. I will continue to post all of my thought processes and results no matter how seemingly inane. Most things I spout will make some sense to someone and help the way they approach their game.
I think committing to the shot as the #1 priority will help pretty much everyone, while other details might only help one or two people…but that is the point.