Consistency is word I hear a lot. How can I play more consistently?
I think all of you reading this would love to know the answer. Every golfer is capable of playing a great round or hitting great shots but how can we make it happen more often?
The answer is a little easier than you might imagine. Of course practice makes a difference, as does a golf swing with as few faults as possible but I have seen great swings produce erratic results out on the course.
A big part of consistency comes from your mind set; can you approach every shot with an equal amount of focus and concentration? Have you selected a specific target for each shot? Is your approach to each shot consistent? If the answer to any or all of these questions is no then how can we hit shots with any consistency?
“Consistent Thinking Leads to Consistent Scoring”
This is one of the cornerstones of Winning Golf Mind Coach Lee Crombleholme and he is absolutely right. Regardless of our golf handicap we are all capable of building a consistent routine or approach to each shot we hit. If our concentration levels change from shot to shot how can we expect our golf swing to be the same every time?
There are lots of pressures out on the course which make this difficult. Fear of slow play or holding up the people behind, fear of looking foolish when routine results in a bad shot, wanting to chat and be social are just a few examples. These are all valid but using the technique in this weeks on course video is fast, easy to remember and lets you concentrate for the shot in front of you.
Over the past 4 videos we have looked at various techniques designed to influence your score out on the course, in effect Playing Lessons. At this point it is worth reviewing the past 4 weeks and think how they relate to what you do out on the course. I would be willing to bet at least one video could significantly improve your consistency and enjoyment of the game.
If you have never had an on course or playing lesson with your Pro or Coach I would recommend it. I had a recent experience with one player who on the range looked fantastic but on the 1st Tee aimed 30 yards off target. The range and the course often produce completely different results!
For more information, tuition and videos on improving your game on the course visit www.winninggolfmind.com there are a couple of free videos and membership is a one off payment of £19.95.
Upcoming videos will look at recent equipment releases and whether it can really help your game along with a short game series to improve your scoring.
If there are any shots you find difficult contact us by e mail, email@example.com or post on the HDiDAcademy Facebook page. It is also possible to video your swing and send it to us for analysis. Use your phone or tablet and send it in via the V1 Golf App, it very simple to use and getting great results and reviews. Click the Swing Analysis tab at the top of the page to register.