The end of the golf season often ends with most Golfers dreaming about how much better they want to next spring. Which means an inconsistent season is often ended with the thought of next year … “I’m going to do it. I’m going to work hard to finally improve my game.”
Yet, just as sports fans always have optimism that “next year will be the year for our team” … Golfers are often thinking the same thing about their own golf game. However, as history has shown for most Golfers … next year often ends up being similar to this past year.
Take the PGA Tour for instance – why do some Tour Players that we think will finally have a breakout season just continue to be the Golfer with potential … but never make the jump to the next level? While there are others that get better and better each year.
Take a Player like Brandt Snedeker. Each year, over the last few, he has gotten better and better … and is now one of the Top 10 Players in the world. Yet, there are others that have the talent and potential to do the same … but never make the improvements to play better.
A similar scenario happens to millions of normal Golfers every year. You have the potential – and you know it – to play a better game than you played this past year. Yet, even though you are hoping next season will be better than this past season, it usually ends up just as inconsistent.
On-the-other-hand, week after week in Golf Improvement Weekly we display two emails from Golfers that have come to GMS and are hitting the golf ball better than ever. Why are our Golfers seeing improvement year after year … yet most Golfers are still frustrated year after year?
Keep reading to start understanding the process …
If you are a Golfer looking to break 100 more consistently – why are you not able to improve just 5 stokes so that you are now realistically working to break 95 each time you play? And then soon after, working to break 90 consistently?
Even though I know this might offend some Golfers … it really is not that difficult to see improvement each year. You just need to have a PLAN to do so.
For example: what does a Teacher in school need before every school year starts? They need a lesson plan that lays out the exact way they will teach their students. And because that lesson plan has been laid out based on the teachers experience … your kids learn.
Now what would happen if the teacher didn’t have that lesson plan prepared … and then just walked into class not knowing what they were going to teach each day?
Your kids would not be learning as much as the kids in the next class room.
Well the same scenario happens to you when you go to the golf course to practice or play or even take lessons with the local Pro that teaches 30 minute lessons. As most Golfers go to the range to just hit golf balls and most Pro’s just teach whatever they are working on with on their own golf swing … nothing consistent gets accomplished.
So the only thing that is accomplished is the creation of even more confusion about your golf swing, as well as your inconsistency. And those are two things you do not want to be working on!
How does a Player do it? Well, each year before the season starts, Snedeker gets together with his coach to develop a PLAN for the upcoming season. They draw up the areas that he needs to work on so that these problems do not continue to haunt his game.
Now if a skilled professional needs to do this each year … why aren’t you? Or are you still dependent on finding the answer in Golf Magazine? Do you think Snedeker is relying on a Golf Magazine or Golf Channel to find improvement?
Snedeker and the top Players in the world use a PLAN each year to improve … why are you not doing the same?
The Monkey crosses his/her fingers and wishes upon a star for improvement
The Player makes a PLAN
Go ahead, be a Player!