In the game of golf, players usually try to hit shots that they don’t practice or maybe they see on TV. This usually causes for high scores on that scorecard!
I was out the other day with a playing lesson. We came to a hole where it was a dog leg to the right. My student said, maybe I can hit a fade around the corner. I asked, do you know how to hit a fade? He said no, but you can show me, right? Sure I will show you, I did, I hit a fade and it ended up in the middle of the fairway. I showed him the set up and the mechanics, (not a good thing to do while you are ‘playing”) , he ‘tried’ (again, no trying on the golf course), and he proceeded to hit it so far into the woods, it may have ended up in Havelock!!! ie., my next blog will be on ‘trying.’
It takes time to develop golf shots. I tell my students, there are not enough hours in the day to practice the amount of shots that are out on the golf course. If you usually hit the ball relatively straight then give yourself a big target area on the golf course. If your ball curves from left to right, then play that shot. Aim left of where you want your ball to end up and it should hit its mark. If your ball curves from right to left, then play that shot. Aim right of where you want your ball to end up and ‘it should’ curve back and hit your target. Again, Play What You Know.
Enjoy your GAME!