Bogged down by questing for the perfect swing mechanics, we lose sight of the human element and its influence on our performance. We sadly fall victim to only training the technical movements while being unequipped to face the real-world situations of golf.
Golf is not played in a vacuum. We have to interact with other players, different courses, and many situations that are out of our control.
Self-study becomes the antidote for taking control of the controllable elements and accelerating performance. As we study our technical habits along with ourinner habits, we become our own “masters of variability.” Through this self-study, we gain tremendous influence over our game’s development.
As Trevor Moawad stated, “Take control! You are the expert on you and nobody else. You are the CEO of your life (and your golf game)…Quit complaining, face it, and figure out what you can do to coach yourself. The blame game never works.”
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf schools, and performance coaching for competitive players in Santa Cruz, CA and Reno, NV.