Golf is not a game of perfect, and this is a fact. Even all the championship winners, they have so many swing flaws. It’s a great thing they don’t tell you and Tiger is probably being more honest than most.
There’s even a great golf psychology book named, “Golf is not a game of Perfect”.
Now, the correct mind set on the golf course to play your best is to accept the fact that you are not perfect golfer and you do not have a perfect swing.
No one in the world actually has a perfect swing, because it doesn’t exist! Tiger Woods will be first to tell you that.
If you cannot get through this, you will have a tough time dealing with your results.
So what are you telling me, to think negative?
No, that’s not what I am telling you. The best way to play golf is to be positive and to “visualize” all your shots going in the hole.
But, remember it’s what you do with what happens to you, NOT what happens to you.
So before your next round, tell yourself your “realistic” limits at the first tee and think through your course strategy for the day.
Let’s say at the practice range, you keep hitting your irons 50 yards to the left with a big bad hook.
Now, you can fight this big bad hook throughout your round OR you can simply use that as your advantage and start planning your course strategy to fit that.
So do I am 50 yards right on all my iron shots?
Hell yes, that’s what I am telling you to do. Make best of what you have that day, you don’t need to be perfect.
I’ve had those rounds when I’ve shot under par when all my iron shots were going 50 yards left. Now, if I had tried to correct my swing to hit it straight, I’d probably shot over 80 that day AND screwed up my mindset for future golf rounds.
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