14 Aug Has Your Golf Game Met Your Expectations?
Has your game met your expectations so far this year? We hope that you have achieved all your goals, but if not, what would you attribute that to the most?
Everyone starts the golf season with great aspirations. This is my year. I am going to practice and play more than ever before! I am going to get fit for new clubs and nothing will hold me back! Does any of that sound familiar?
Then, later in the process, reality hits; you have a job, a family, and other obligations that take up the majority of your time. Or, you incurred an injury that is prohibiting playing golf in general. Before you start beating yourself up about not getting any better, take a step back and be kind to yourself. Many times we find that golfers have unrealistic expectations of themselves relative to the amount of time they can actually commit to achieving the lofty goals they set.
No, we are not making excuses for you nor are we asking you to lower your standards. We are simply saying, be realistic with your goals. Make a long-term plan which can coincide with the amount of time you can really commit toward game improvement. It doesn’t have to happen all in one summer even though that is what we would like! “It’s a marathon, not a race.”
Many times, just the anxiety of trying so hard to get better can also sabotage your success.
So, what is the answer? Allow yourself to be the best that you can be with the time and resources available to you. Golf will be so much more fun when you come to that realization.
We coach golfers of all levels of ability who have different goals that they desire to achieve. That is most important to us; what is your goal, and what is the time frame for achieving this goal? Then we can share a plan to get you there. It just might take more than you think.
Golf is a challenging sport in so many ways, but it can also be one of the most rewarding as well. So don’t give up. Maybe you just need to approach the process a bit differently. That’s how we are different with our approach to golf instruction.
We believe that: “The level of player you are today does not have to define the player you can be tomorrow.”