Trying too hardMay 3 2012 at 8:51 PM
|Don M (Snowman) (Login Snowman9000)|
SAGF Members 2006
I hit my driver and woods pretty nicely. When I hit my driver, this is my swing thought: "Swing, swing". As in "1,2" or "back, through". That's it! That's all there is to it. If I hit a bad spell, I usually find a setup flaw, fix it, and then pretty soon I am just swinging again.
My irons are another story altogether. I'm always working on my iron swing, and always striving to fix something. As Fred Shoemaker wrote in Extraordinary Golf, the culture of golfers is, "there is something wrong with my golf swing, and I must fix it". I do that with my irons. Constantly. I don't with my woods. Now, I'm sure there is something wrong with my iron swing. (De plane, Boss! De plane!) But I played better and had more fun before I started trying (and failing) to improve it. I'm done trying. At least on the overt technical analysis level. I'll let the ball flight guide my setup as needed, but I'm done with trying to match the swing moves to the pattern. Because I can't go on like this. I feel like a fool for falling into the trap. The perfect is the enemy of the good enough.
Anyone feel the same? How do we get sucked into it? Perfectionist personalities? (Raising my hand: Guilty.)
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