What to Do When You Miss a Shot in Your Next Round

By Ed Ibarguen

What to Do When You Miss a Shot in Your Next Round

Why Golf Can Be So Frustrating

One of the real joys of golf is the knowledge of trying to work hard to improve your game. Working on the right things and trying to get it done so that when you make the transition from the driving range on to the golf course you can perform with your friends or in tournaments to be able to achieve low scores.

In doing that it is really incredible that so many people that are attracted to golf are perfectionists. They are people that range from the high powered executive that is in control of everything and wants to come out and perform perfectly on the golf course to the young junior golfer that is trying to become a perfect swinger of the golf club.

Ben Hogan's Golf Philosophy

Let's get one thing clear, as Hogan used to say, Hogan said if I hit three good shots per round I had a great day. Hogan's standards were very high, very, very high. Let's go a little further and say how many perfect shots am I going to hit today? Truthfully, as Bob Rotella has said in many of his books, golf is not a game of perfect. The reality of golf is that you are going to miss it. It is all about how you are going to handle those misses.

How to Have Confidence in Golf

Are you going to let it lose your confidence? Are you going to have lots of self-doubt and negative thoughts creep into your swing because of one bad shot? Instead, brace yourself, understand we have gone out to watch the great players of the game, we have seen them hit it in the water, we have seen them hit it in the woods, we have seen Tour Players shank the ball, hit behind it, you name it.

If the best players in the world are missing it why do you think you are going to be any different. Let's take this motto to the golf course. Golf is a game of misses. I understand that I am going to miss some shots today. What I also know is that the person that misses it the best is usually the one that wins. Keep that little thought in mind and you will miss it into a good score and you will really enjoy your game much better.

Category: Psychology

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