Last year I picked Bubba to win a major and Tiger not to. Well, I was little early.
Let’s hear it for the guy who just golfs and doesn’t worry about his swing. Oh to be that guy again.
Obviously Bubba is an anomaly, but he is closer to what we all want to be, which is a proper balance between playing the game and mechanical competence. It needs to be around 80-20. The problem is many of us have the numbers switched.
When I was a better player I was 90-10 and I needed to become 80-20. Problem is I went to 5-95…lol. Laughing so I won’t cry.
I believe that is why I am still struggling. I still haven’t made that switch back to playing golf. I get sucked into the same trap I tell all of you to avoid.
Hit one bad shot and spend the rest of the day trying to fix my swing.
One feel, one swing key to keep your mind focused is all you need. Accept bad shots and try to hit the next one better.
My problem for a long time has been my chest is not turning to the target soon enough. Guess why?
I have spent so much angst trying to get it right, I don’t let the swing flow and finish.
I will try again today. My rebirth as a decent player is going to be a one day to the next process. As soon as I just play.
It’s not the pressure of tournaments, I do the same nonsense when playing fun rounds. Just sometimes my talent takes over and I shoot low, but the swing crack is still there.
Let’s hope today is different. No steering wheel, no perfect mechanics…just play.
PS-when are people going to talk about copying Oosthuizen and guys like Stricker who have simple swings, instead of the funky contorted swings that have all of these funky angles?
…and again…why Hogan? Does everyone want to fight hooks for 10 years before they are pure?
At least I am making some headway in my quest to educate people that lag is unimportant.