The human element doesn’t allow us to be or become perfect golfers. In fact striving to play perfect is a huge mistake in and of itself. However I’ve found 8 specific areas of golf that players consistently make mistakes. They have nothing to do with the golf swing, and that’s why I love golf so much. It isn’t ALL about your swing. You can improve in a lot more areas than impact.

1. No mental strategy.
2. Non-versatile short game their confident in.
3. Lackluster putting abilities.
4. No fitness regimen.
5. Poor golf strategy.
6. Ineffective practice.
7. Ignore technology and progress.
8. No golf mastermind.

All of these mistakes are a discussion in and of itself. Over the next few days I will be posting articles covering each.

Do any stand out, don’t fit or make perfect sense?

2 Responses

  1. I think somewhere in there is the need for one based on lack of instruction. That might be what you meant when you included “Golf Mastermind”, so if that’s the case then this is all for nothing. With that said:

    You know as well as I do that the majority of casual golfers (and also some serious ones) like to hit the rock pile because they have this notion that if they put the time in and beat the balls, the game will fall into place. Anyone who has given or taken a decent amount of instruction knows that this is simply not the case. If you are shooting 95-100, and you continue to hit the range and make that same 95-100 swing, that is exactly where the scores will stay. I have always said “Practice without instruction is wasted time.”

  2. I think that’s part of ineffective practice. There are a lot of feel drills golfers can do which will benefit them on the course. I’ll see a lot of guys just throw a bunch of balls around the green and hit shots. Golfers can really benefit from a strategy when they visit the practice greens.

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