Originally Posted by rkim291968
Digging up an old thread instead of starting an identical one.
+1 to the previous posts of, paraphrasing, "I was good at all sports except golf, particularly ball striking."
I know what good & bad swings are. I can even produce good one often enough for bogey golfer standard but not often enough to get to the next level. It seems like when my mind focuses well, I can repeat a good swing seemingly at will. On 1/2 of the swings, I go blank and before I realize that I am making a swing mistake, I am already in downswing, of past impact. So, back to the range I go. What do others do to repeat good swings at will?
I'm wondering if you need to work on a better pre-shot routine? I say this only because I can really identify with your predicament. I can make some really good swings occasionally, and right afterwards I'm like "well, s**t, that was easy ... why can't I do it every time??" And, obviously, on the course you can't ever really "get into a groove" like you can on the range, but rather have to wait a few minutes between every shot ... and use different clubs.
I'm pretty sure that the percentage of bad swings I take while playing is higher than while practicing. Other than the obvious (getting better) I think that maybe I can bring that percentage down with a little better focus. Maybe I need to stretch out my pre-shot routing a bit, perhaps even include an actual full practice swing. Otherwise, I'm thinking maybe I'm costing myself strokes while playing because I'm "rushing it."
Not sure if this would help you - heck, don't even know if it would help me - but I have been thinking about it, and since I can somewhat identify with what you are saying, I thought I'd share.