Originally Posted by bkuehn1952
So we are in a holding pattern at "Day 7."
Sorry, been busy.
Day 7 & 8
My game is coming a long way, but I think the biggest thing I need to focus on is committing to my shots. I can hit my irons nearly, if not better, than the top players in Norcal if I commit to them. Every time I commit to my shot, I go par or better... I'm not saying this is because I'm great or anything, but this is because how golf is. I'm understanding how psychological this game really is, and it applies to everyone. A guy with just a little talent has the ability to shoot a good score as long as they commit to their shots every single time. It's harder than it seems, however.. but I'm getting to that stage.
My short game is coming along nicely, as well. I'm getting a great feel for the putter and an even better one for my wedges. I usually practice short game around 3-4 hours a day, and it's really paying off. However, commitment is key in the shortgame as well. I was thinking last night, with the degree dropping nearly below 20, I came up short on a long 25 foot putt. I thought: "Why did I come up short? If I hit it hard, I'd still be a couple feet away like I am now, but instead I'm short and feet away. If I hit it harder, I would have a much better chance of sinking the putt." Next time I go out, all I'm concentrating on is commit, commit, commit.
I stopped taking videos of my swing, as I'm beginning to think about my swing far too much. I had to take a step back and grab a drink of water on the range yesterday as I was so involved in the right swing for me. I went from a smooth, Dufner like swing, to an intense Tiger Woods swing, until I settled to what's natural for me. After all, I did play golf since I was four until the age of 9, that's 5 years of technique built into me... I just need to trust my fundamentals and go play the course. Like I said, if I commit, I can go par or better.
However, the biggest problem that plagues my game right now is the driver. I can play every aspect of the game very very good, except the driver. Yesterday on the range I couldn't even hit the thing, and it's really driving me crazy. Luckily, the weekend is coming up and I get a couple days to key it in. I feel if I can get my drives consistent, I will drop subpar with ease.