Unlock your golfing potential
This is the fourth post in a mini-series on the ‘inner game’ of golf. Only through a ‘holistic’ approach to your golf game, including working on the ‘inner game’, will you start to realise you potential and enjoy your golf more.
Playing Do Golf…
I have previously talked about how most golfers play ‘Don’t Golf’ in that they make a statement before each shot about what they don’t want to do. Eg. “Don’t go in the water,” right before doing just that!
Get your game on TRAC
This is a routine you should apply to every shot you play…
Target – pick a shot to play, every shot must have a purpose!
Routine – practice swing rehearsal, implement/feel the key swing ingredients
Acceptance – You can deal with good/bad shots and outcomes – go on a mission! (see below)
Commitment – Play the shot you have chosen
After the shot, when the club goes back in the bag, that is closure on the shot.
It is DONE and DONE MEANS DONE!
After each shot start the TRAC process again when you get within a set distance of the ball (say 20 yards)
Did you know?
You will only play golf for about 30 minutes in a 4 hour round including all your routines. The rest of the time is simply walking, during which you should be enjoying the company, the views, the fresh air and exercise.
Your club is in contact with the ball for 0.0004 seconds per shot. So, in a round of 80 shots you have influenced the ball for a total of only 0.03 seconds!
On a Mission
Let’s break down the word mission…
Ions are atoms or molecules that are either positively or negatively charged.
POSITIVE THOUGHT Vs NEGATIVE THOUGHT
I will hit the green with this shot Vs I am going to put this in the pond
NEUTRAL THOUGHT – Is it possible to hit the green?
By asking if it is possible you are not saying you will, which is nearly always a lie! And you are not thinking negatively by stating what you don’t want to do.
If the answer to the “Is it possible?” questions is Yes but not likely, then you should reselect your choice of shot.
You are faced with a shot between the branches of a tree that is only 3” wide, it would be possible to send the ball through but with a very low success rate. An ‘off the wall’ positive person would still take the shot on so this is where some negativity needs to be added to create a neutral, balanced mindset.
Approaching most activities in life with a neutral mindset pays dividends. In many instances creating some negativity creates balance that allows for good decision making. An example is when my son was very young, he once ran straight across the road without looking. I had to explain to him some negative reasons as to why we need to stop, look and listen!
If you want to unlock your potential simply book a lesson with one of our PGA Professionals at Dunes.
Call 01346 510693 or go to www.dunesgolfcentre.co.uk/bookalesson