There’s nothing more frustrating than consistently hitting great shots at the Golf Range and then being unable to repeat them on the Golf Course!
Why is that?
This is such a common problem and the reason why this happens is so simple…
On the Golf Range there’s no consequence for a bad shot. So on the range you’re not worried about slicing it because there’s no Out of Bounds to the right for example. You’re not worried about hitting the Golf Ball well to carry water because there is none… You get the idea.
On the Golf course you only get 1 shot and each shot matters. And when you’re standing on a tee with O.B. on the right and water to the left it can cause panic. But there is one very simple thing you can do to help you in these situations, and that’s this…
When you’re on the Golf course, imagine you’re hitting a shot on the driving range. Pick a target you want to hit your shot to, but don’t look at all the trouble. Instead, get over your Golf ball and imagine you’re on the Golf Range.
Now that advice raises an important point.
I said to pick a target you want to hit your shot to. But if you don’t do that on the driving range, then you’re wasting your time following this advice. You can imagine yourself on the Golf Range as much as you want, but if you’re not in the habit of picking out targets to hit your shots to when you practice, then naturally this is not going to transfer over to the Golf course.
On the Golf course you also need to trust your swing and commit to the process of hitting the shot. A good thing to help you do that is to imagine you’re a robot hitting a shot. No emotion. A robot would just aim at a target and hit to the target, without emotion.
Emotion is a big reason why golfers can’t take their Range game to the Golf course. Hit a bad shot on the range and it’s no big deal. You just whack another ball. But, hit a bad shot on the Golf course and the world is about to end. When playing Golf you need to try to take negative emotions out of shots.
This is why professional golfers often seem so emotionless. It’s because they have learned to play shots without the fear of consequence hanging over them.
They just select a target and swing…. like a robot.
So, to summarize The Secrets To Playing Consistently On and Off The Golf Course:-
Firstly, ensure that you are always picking out targets to hit to at the Golf Range.
Secondly, when on the Golf course imagine you are at the Golf Range – no other factors to influence your shot
Thirdly, control your emotions. You must learn to do this. Keep composed by taking a few deep breaths before you position yourself and then just before you take your shot.
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