Now it’s one thing if you are a professional golfer.
It’s also something else when you are working on something with a pro who knows what he is doing, you are working on one thing and you are diagnosing “yea or nay.”
What I am talking about is mid to high handicappers spouting a merry go round plethora of mistakes and cliches they are making after every bad shot, then trying to make a different adjustment after each bad shot.
I understand the need to correct for bad shots, but it is so far beyond ridiculous to make detailed, individual, self diagnosis based on the exact miss.
I’ll let you in on a few secrets.
You are making the exact same mistake on every single miss. Chunks, thins, hooks, slices…etc. All that is different is that the compensation you have learned to make over the years is working with different levels if ineffectiveness.
I will repeat and add, YOU ARE MAKING THE SAME EXACT BAD SWING ON ALL YOUR DIFFERENT MISSES…AND YOUR GOOD SHOTS TOO.
The only difference is how effective or ineffective your learned compensation is.
Secret #2. In order for self diagnosis to work, three things have to happen.
1. You have to diagnose the exact proper swing error from your miss and your feel.
2. You have to figure out the exact right fix in the right part of your swing that will work in sequence properly with the rest of your swing.
3. You have to implement the exact right fix at exactly the right time and sync it up with the rest of your swing that is used to attempting to be in sync with the bad move you have been making all along.
Guess what the chances are off pulling off all 3 of those things in the middle of a round while playing a hole?????
Let’s not factor in the extra pressure of a 3 dollar nassau, or the embarrassment of not only being bad at golf, but having everyone laugh at you for being incredibly wrong with your fix when you produce an even worse miss.
The obvious answer is ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stop Golf Digesting yourself to death on the course. Work on a few simple feels on the range to try and make yourself better. On the course, accept the fact that even Tour players winning majors hit bad shots. Hitting a golf ball perfectly is hard. Hitting it decent is hard. Heck, just avoiding a whiff is hard. Actually, swinging a golf club dozens of times trying to get the ball in a hole 1/4 of a mile away without hurting yourself,someone else or a plate glass window is near impossible.
Get setup as well as you can, try to do your best at getting your body to move together…and go try and find the ball. Bad shots are part of the game for great golfers. You are a bad golfer and realize you are going to hit bad shots and trying to adjust differently for each bad shot you hit, is only going to make you hit more bad shots and the bad shots are going to be worse.