Sometimes in golf, we face a challenge where the fear of failure may creep into out minds when we step up to take a shot. Maybe we need to carry a bit of water or the bunker shot looms in our future or our last shot went poorly landing us in this predicament.
I sometimes find a movie quote will help me overcome this fear through the fond memories of the movie and the messages in the words.
Some clubs are for special occasions like a lofty wedge or long-range wood. How often do you practice with these clubs or do you keep that 3 iron in the bag for Par 5s when you are 230 yards from the green to try for eagle? What is the percentage of success for that shot? Not trying to dwell on the negative but if you are depend on miracles each time you step up to the ball, you are asking a lot of yourself.
The Momentus Swing Iron Trainer is a heavy weighted club with the same length and loft as a standard 7 iron. The molded grip helps to correct my grip into the proper position. If I find my swing feel begin to slip away, I grab my Momentus and get my hands back into position.
Heron Glen is fun course that offers subtle challenges. The course has mild elevation changes but some fairways tilt to one side favoring drives to the other side. There are several environmental areas to carry but the course provides drop areas on the other side for shots that do not clear them.
Not all scorecards are created equal. It depends on the course manager and the level of players that define what the scorecard can tell you. There is information that can help set your expectations of your performance.
Sometimes you don’t want to play one golf course but 18 different golf course in a day or in one round. Then I have the place for you: Architects Golf Club. This golf course in Phillipsburg, NJ can use the uncommon descriptive word for a golf course: variety.
To get the most out of the driving range, I find it best to spend half my time practicing chipping. I got tired of flubbing chips or sculling shots across greens. It paid dividends and my score dropped. Why ruin two shots to get you just off the green by having no faith in your chip shot?