Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Yesterday I played a tournament at Chambers Bay. The pin placements were the same as the US Open and I didn’t hit one ball in the fescue. So no shanks!!!! There was one mishit in the bunker but hey it’s serious progress.
Last week I started re-reading Golf is Not a Game if Perfect by Bob Rotella. I made it thru the first few chapters and it struck me that he was making a point to play mechanicless golf. Or mindless golf solely focused on your target. I worked on that all week and was able to achieve my goal.
Now it did take me 40 putts but as I mentioned these were us Open pin placements.
I can hang my head on that and practice putting. Also I did make a 6 footer to save bogey on 18 to break 90 so it was a good day. Kinda...
So if you want to play your best golf free your mind of mechanics. Trust your setup and fundamentals. Hone them outside of competition so you can trust them in competition. If you need a practice swing take it after you play your shot.