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What You Can Learn From Tiger’s Fall

The leadership on the PGA Tour has changed from Tiger Woods to Vijay Singh. Wow! Considering how dominate Tiger was for 4-years – nobody would’ve thought Tiger would lose his #1 ranking at this stage of his career.

“What can you learn from this event?”

You can learn that even the greatest player can’t play his best, every time he plays. Let’s put this into further perspective – it shows that even the greatest players, might not play their best for almost 2-years. “Who do you know that gets upset after just one round of bad golf?” And the people that get upset most likely have full-time jobs and/or families that take precedence over golf. Tiger’s allowed to focus his entire life on playing golf and he still can’t always play to the best of his ability.

“So can you expect to be immune from a bad golf round?”

Your answer could help you become more consistent overnight! Do you start to tinker with your golf swing after 1-bad round? Do you know anyone that starts to tinker with their swing after ONE BAD SHOT? The downfall of the golfer! To think we need to fix our swing after just a few bad shots.

“Oh, what’s wrong with my swing today? I was hitting it great yesterday. Maybe if on my next swing I take the club a little more on the inside on the backswing – that might get me back on track.” “No, that backswing isn’t working. I’m still not hitting it as good as yesterday. Maybe if I just strengthen my grip a little bit, like they said on the Golf Channel last night? I’ll try that next shot.”

So now your swing thought becomes “Maybe if I…” And then when your latest “tinker” doesn’t help, what part of your swing will you “Maybe if I…” next? And a swing that was producing great shots yesterday is being “tinkered” with on every shot as you move farther and farther away from yesterday’s great swing. And as you become more frustrated and tense – your game gets progressively worse with every swing.

“It takes 1000’s of swings to produce just a little bit of consistency and only 3 or 4 to wipe it out!

This is why we stress for you “to have a PLAN” every time you go to the golf course. When you have a PLAN, you stick to what you do best and you don’t become distracted by other golfers or from your own thoughts! If you use your PLAN when you play golf, you’ll become more consistent!

Maybe Tiger’s PLAN is changing?

Who knows, except for Tiger! His life is changing – he’s getting married. His time away from the PGA Tournaments isn’t as devoted to golf as it used to be. For example: we were vacationing in Vaxholm, Sweden at the end of June. And the talk of the town was Tiger was just there looking to buy a house with his fiancé. Now there’s nothing wrong with this, Tiger should be allowed to enjoy himself away from golf. But, before he met his fiancé, do you think just a couple weeks before the British Open, that Tiger would’ve been house shopping halfway across the world? No, he’d be on the golf course or practice range!

Once Tiger gets his PLAN back, he’ll resume being #1. And as soon as you develop your PLAN, you’ll play more consistent!

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