Mired in mediocrity? If you feel stuck in your zeal to improve, why not start with looking at how the world occurs to you and your beliefs.
My job is not to swoop in, save the day, and tell them what to do. My job is not to solve their issues with information. Rather, my job is to empower the student.
Commitment displaces doubt, insecurity, tentativeness and overthinking. It prevents you from wriggling out of your commitment. Commitment is freeing.
Most golfers rarely spend the time to learn a new move or uncover a problem before they flit off to something new. And they don’t practice deliberately
But as golfers, we’re not supposed to get mad. If you’re read one article in your life on the mental game, it likely said anger makes you play crappy.
Getting angry and feeling disappointed about golf is absurd and irrational, but we do many absurd and irrational things anyway.
I’m telling myself what to do. “Don’t leave it short. What will go wrong.” I have so much noise in my head. I just want to learn how to quiet everything. And I want to putt better.
When I get on the course and I face that first chip of the day, my mouth tastes like metal, my heart tries to jump out of my chest and I’ll either chunk, skull, chilli-dip, or just about miss it.
An extraordinary golf coach, Fred Shoemaker sees golf in a far wider context than anyone that I’ve ever met before. He’s like a golf mystic.