Cobras7, on 21 February 2013 - 11:24 PM, said:
Right now i am at the 80 wall, and working to breakthrough. For the past month i found myself going to the range and trying to tweak my swing to squeeze maybe 5 more yards out. (I am a short hitter but consistent) When i realized that i was hitting the ball fine! Divot after the ball, able to spin it back a bit, i just am not that strong. So i stopped working on my swing and started just trying to REPEAT my swing, if i can do that i can trust my shots! Most recently i have been putting very well and am still trying to climb over that "breaking 80' hill. I went out with a +6 on the front, not bad for me but it should be about +4, and started the back with 6 pars in a row! I ended up collapsing on 18 with a double, after a bogey on 17 and shot 82. It was the closest i have come, but it showed me that i need to work on my short game. That day i was getting up and down from everywhere and sinking putts left and right. If i can do that, all i need to do is hold it together to the finish, and i'm in the 70's! Now its back to work!
i've been reading "golf is not a game of perfect" and i have to be honest. it saved me at least two shots in my last tournament. i shot 68, and took a t-3. I have found a HUGE weakness in my game. 1) not being confident over a shot 2) worrying about the results of a shot, rather than the process leading up to hitting it
3) WORRYING ABOUT MY SCORE
i've been going out with the mentality that i have no control over what my golf ball does, but i can make sure i give myself the best possible chance for it to go after my target. i'm going to write "mental notes" on an index card and laminate it so i can read it before every round.
i also got a putting lesson that fixed the alignments in my setup. i give it a month or so and ill notice a trumendous difference in my game. im excited and fired up about these changes im making, because none are really that mechanical. just trying to trust my game and relax a little bit more.