How is it that every time I play, I have a different partner? That different partner is me. I’m really good one day and bad the next!
Inconsistency is the achilles heal of most golfer, and even the pros. Because of inconsistency, we golfers are always looking for the next thing, the next tip, the next idea, the next new club and even the right pair of socks to wear. No kidding, I pay attention to what I wear when I have a good day, you bet I may want to wear the same outfit soon. Damn, I can be a little superstitous. Are you?
One of my golf goals for this year is to just step up and hit the ball. Yes, just relax and hit the damn thing. Currenly, I have a lot going on between the ears, i.e. keep my head quiet, follow through, slow down, don’t be so steep, watch my club angle, keep my feet together, and lots more.
How can I get to the point of just stepping up and hitting the ball?
I think a lot has to do with muscle memory. Muscle memory plays a big part with consistency. In other words, you practice enough of the to make the right stroke, then your muscles automatically begin to memorize the right moves, without really thinking. You get to a certain point and just start doing it consistently.
Muscle memory sounds easy at first glance, but it requies a lot of dedicated work. Some might get it quick, but for me I make it a big task.
What is your best method for consistenly refining your muscle memory?
Now, go hit it….