‘Clear your mind and rely on feels’

Tech­ni­cal per­fec­tion is not vi­tal to play­ing well

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - INSTRUCTION -

My new way of work­ing has cleared my mind. It has proved to me I don’t have to hit it ‘per­fect’ to hit good shots. That is nice to know. I now have a bank of a mil­lion dif­fer­ent swing feel­ings that I take out in case it starts to go badly. I tell my­self on the course “if this hap­pens, I need to work on get­ting this feel­ing”. Some­times I might ex­ag­ger­ate it and we will film it on the golf course, so I can watch it and make sure it is in the mem­ory bank. If I need to hit a big draw I will know I need to feel like this. In the past, I got too mono­tone on the driv­ing range. If I hit driver, I would hit a fade ALL the time. I got so far away from the cen­tre line it be­came so hard for me to hit a draw all of a sud­den. But when I prac­tise on the course now I think I am near to zero – closer to that dead-cen­tre line – and so it is eas­ier to pick out a draw if I re­ally need to hit one.

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