We all know that golf is an everlasting climb up a mountain, but you can always get better at climbing. There is really no such thing as “perfect” when it comes to golf. However, practicing is incredibly important. Before I go anything further, make sure you check out Part 1 of this series.
You need to practice, but you need to be realistic. If you are a beginner, you are not going to become a scratch golfer overnight. You may never, in fact. However, over time you will improve. You need to understand the process. The tough, tough process.
Similarly put to the topic of last week’s part, you need to push through the tough times of the game. Much like sitting yourself down and watching golf, you need to fight the adversity of being bad at actually playing golf. If you go to the driving range, or play a round and can’t hit the ball well there is a chance you will get turned off from the sport. Expecting to do that that may help. It may allow you to push through the “this game sucks” feeling. This is due to the fact that you are expecting to hit bad shots. Just by practicing or playing a lot, you will not become perfect. Keep that in mind.
So this is really boggling down to expectations. When you hit the range or play a round, or do anything to practice, you need to expect not to become good or even better than you were yesterday, but to improve over time. Baby steps. Baby steps…
Think about writing a book. An author may sit down one day and write 100 pages. Great day. However, one day later he or she may sit down and write one sentence. They cannot expect to write 100 pages every sitting, but steady improvement and getting better with each sitting is what the focus should be. Some practice rounds will be great, some won’t, but you need to realize that it takes time. Every swing and every shot is making you a better and more experienced golfer.
Hope you are all enjoying this series. I am loving the feedback and excited for next week!