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What do you do when your game falls apart?

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#211 thug the bunny

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

View PostNomad Golfer, on 19 May 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

View Postthug the bunny, on 19 May 2017 - 10:28 AM, said:

View PostNomad Golfer, on 19 May 2017 - 01:47 AM, said:

View Postthug the bunny, on 18 May 2017 - 09:31 PM, said:

View PostNomad Golfer, on 18 May 2017 - 08:21 PM, said:


Spot on. The brain plays golf, the subconscious understands the swing better than we do, and the body just goes along for the ride.
Well that's my excuse when I hit the ground a foot in front of the ball.

We have been talking about this in the 'no swing thoughts' thread, and one of my more cynical thoughts was, ok, now you have somehow handed your swing off to your subconscious, but what if your subconscious also sucks?
Then you're probably stuffed and you subconsciously hate the game - take up tabletennis.. I cured a bad hook by aiming to the left - ball refused to go that way - scary. Is it possible to harness the mind as MountainGoat says? possibly. There have been a few shots in my game that would be classed impossible for someone of my skill level but they happened and I'm not a great believer in luck.

I have lately been returning more to tennis; I played in HS, and started playing a lot about 10 yrs ago, got pretty good again (5.0 level), but then golf wiped that off the map as my GF's kids started getting involved in HS golf with hopes of scholarships. But now I'm getting back to T, where as we have discussed the time factor forces the SC to engage full time. There is still a 'head game' in tennis, but totally different from the golf head game..

Oh, and yeah, I'm a pretty good ping pong player too..
Me too, I played TT at club competition level and badminton too. I found a couple of hard games of TT before getting on the badminton court sped up reaction time in the other game,  gave me an edge.

I love the quick reaction of TT. In spite of that there is still thought in TT. It's like: thought-hit, thought-hit,there's no time to think how to hit a top spin deep right, you just do it. That's why I think golf is the most difficult of games compared with the reactionary sports.

So there is really only here and now

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:07 AM

"Don't give up on today because of yesterday's bad shot"

"You only fail when you stop trying"

"Nothing worth having comes easy"

"When you feel like quitting think about why you started"

- just a few quotes that have kept me motivated during tough times

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#213 thug the bunny

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

Quote

"You only fail when you stop trying"

That one should be on the wall of every HS team locker room.
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:59 PM

It's all about consistency - those who have it consistently win games. A good example is Hideki Matsuyama
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#215 thug the bunny

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

View PostNomad Golfer, on 04 June 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

It's all about consistency - those who have it consistently win games. A good example is Hideki Matsuyama

So how you do that?

So there is really only here and now

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:16 PM

I just recovered from full ACL reconstruction of my right (I'm a right) knee.  Hovered around a 12 before.

Really been struggling with consistent contact.  I recently started experimenting with an open stance for all shots (former baseball player).  

For whatever reason my contact has been solid, but the best part is not the contact.  It's actually that I can relax.  The feeling of swinging as hard as I can weather I try to or not has disappeared.  

Guessing it was my arms and hips miss matching that was causing that "kill the ball" style swing from the top.

Anyway moving the ball back (Ernie Els advice) and opening the hips has brought my game back to center (my tip to myself).  

Sand game and putting....that's another story.
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:09 AM

View Postthug the bunny, on 04 June 2017 - 09:11 PM, said:

View PostNomad Golfer, on 04 June 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

It's all about consistency - those who have it consistently win games. A good example is Hideki Matsuyama

So how you do that?
If I knew thug, I'd sell it to you for a small fortune !
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#218 thug the bunny

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

View PostNomad Golfer, on 07 June 2017 - 01:09 AM, said:

View Postthug the bunny, on 04 June 2017 - 09:11 PM, said:

View PostNomad Golfer, on 04 June 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

It's all about consistency - those who have it consistently win games. A good example is Hideki Matsuyama

So how you do that?
If I knew thug, I'd sell it to you for a small fortune !

And I would use my pension to buy it!
So there is really only here and now

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

I've been noticing as I'm progressing that a lot of my game "falling apart" has to do with my speed and tempo.  When S**t hits the fan, I try to slow down, take my time through my swing, and just say "F**k it, I paid to get out here and have fun."

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Oh, and I put the whisky down, and drink beer instead,

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:54 PM

View PostBishopBreaking80, on 20 June 2017 - 12:00 PM, said:

I've been noticing as I'm progressing that a lot of my game "falling apart" has to do with my speed and tempo.  When S**t hits the fan, I try to slow down, take my time through my swing, and just say "F**k it, I paid to get out here and have fun."

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Oh, and I put the whisky down, and drink beer instead,

-Bishop

The "F**k it swing after a few bad ones is everyones best swing.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:23 PM

My game fell off the planet and then I just pieced it together starting with the tee shot then scoring clubs, I felt tee ball first and  all will fall in place.

It did fall in place... so I would find a driver that suits you and a shaft do the same for the 3w.

Look at the great tour stars that fell off the planet they failed to hit the tee shot (Woods, Duval ) they lost it !!
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#223 thug the bunny

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Posted Yesterday, 12:25 AM

DRINK HEAVILY
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Posted Yesterday, 12:32 AM

View PostBishopBreaking80, on 20 June 2017 - 12:00 PM, said:

I've been noticing as I'm progressing that a lot of my game "falling apart" has to do with my speed and tempo.  When S**t hits the fan, I try to slow down, take my time through my swing, and just say "F**k it, I paid to get out here and have fun."

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Oh, and I put the whisky down, and drink beer instead,

-Bishop

And now I think you have another tool you can use. *wink*
So there is really only here and now

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