I certainly had that “edgy nervousness” standing on the tee for my first set. But as the announcer gave us the signal and I approached the ball I was thinking to myself “This is IT. This is the battle. And I LOVE it!”
Tagged: swing thoughts
As I write this a few hours before tee time I’m going through my strategy and visualizing my routine and my shots.
next week at the World Long Drive Championships I’ll be up against the best of the best, and I’ll have to be at my very best to prevail. I’ll take any edge I can get. And I’ll let you know how it goes.
This week’s armchair golf pro post is about mental toughness and how difficult it can be to let everything else go and just stay in the moment.
You would think that starting the day with a 6-shot lead would make the final round a pleasant walk. But not for Steve Stricker – not knowing that the guy chasing him, Paul Goydos, had already shot a sparkling 59...
When you practice to learn about or refine your mechanics your focus should be internal. Not on the results. Your goal is to learn about your swing by refining your internal feedback and awareness abilities. What happens to the ball after you hit it, and whether it goes at a target or not, is simply data that can help you diagnose and interpret your swing better.
If you can’t feel something, you can’t change it. To change your swing, you must first develop an awareness of your swing around the aspect you wish to change.
What do you think about during your swing? Which swing thoughts will produce the best results on the course? Watch this video so find out!