I know the blog has seemed like all Frank, all the time, but what better model for success and insight can I use to help all of you, more than a two time winner on the PGA Tour who I am trying to help recover or even surpass his former glory?
I keep telling him that Steve Stricker is his role model…and he would like to follow a similar path.
It was Frank’s job to be angry that he didn’t make it yesterday when he should have.
It’s my job to tell him all he did was run out of gas after playing 32 solid holes after flying in the night before from half way across the country at the last minute…and that is right where he needs to be for his long term success.
Success in golf is not linear. It’s almost a ten steps forward, nine steps back process and most or all of that is mental.
I can use my example for Frank and all of you. Physically speaking, I am as good as I have ever been…or better. The problem is I have forgotten how to play well. I continue to go out there and make golf swings, instead of playing golf.
Frank has not forgotten how to play, all he has to do is to begin to trust what he is doing a little more and get comfortable with it.
He has obviously had success doing that already.
Now on to all of you. If you want to improve at golf, take Frank’s path. Hook your coattails on a simple swing change you know fits you and go grind it out until your vast improvement becomes apparent…then build on that success.
Frank was fortunate enough to have a huge success immediately and has been doing well ever since. He nearly qualified again in North Carolina losing in a playoff and was probably one more day’s advanced notice away from heading to Scotland in July.
I am really anxious to see how well he starts doing after his performance in Texas moves him up in the reshuffle after Memphis…and he starts getting in 1 out of 3 events
My belief is he will qualify for the US Open and at the very least, make the cut.
For all of you, it’s about building on small successes in both your execution of your swing and your scoring.
I have yet to be able to make this jump as I am not fighting a few bad rounds, I am trying to mentally and physically overcome about 15 years of slowly deteriorating technique and confidence.