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I think most of the posters that said "consistency" pretty much covers it. I am still amazed (after playing all these years) how my consistency changes from round to round or even hole to hole. I always find a way during a round to hit a shot (or a putt) that is completely unlike any other shot I have hit the entire round or even in the past weeks.

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I remember the first time I told an instructor I needed to get more consistent.   He told me I already was consistent but not correctly consistent.   That's just too broad of a paint stroke.   I'll be working on my priority piece for a long time.

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5 hours ago, FrenchGolfer said:

The muscles and the body will get used to it and it will become natural with time. And as said Sam Snead, "Practice puts brain in your muscles".

Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of golfers don't know how to practice properly, they just do full swing after full swing at normal speed even if they "think" they are feeling something different in their swing, good chances are they aren't actually making the change.

Walk down any driving range, how many golfers do you see that are filming every swing, doing numerous slow motion rehearsals before every single ball? It's very few. At my local range it's MAYBE 5 out of 100 on a good day.

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I would say that the most difficult thing about golf is the game itself.  In other words...an unexpectedly poor result, on any shot, is remarkably simple to achieve.  

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Having it all come together at impact.  Golf is rarely hitting a perfect shot, it’s more about minimizing your errors.  Look at Furyk’s swing… ugly but it comes together at impact.

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On 11/16/2021 at 5:55 AM, iacas said:

 

Great post here even if it is from 2015! So I guess I would revise my consistency goal to something like "improve my poor shots and reduce the dispersion in shot results, in both distance and direction".

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