February 18, 2020
We all love golf because it is a fun game that provides some exercise, gets us out into the fresh air with friends, and because it provides a nice challenge. You always want to see if you can do better than the last time you played and if you can play better than your friends. You practice and work hard to improve your game because you want to become better and more consistent as a golfer.
However, one of the problems that many golfers have is when it comes to defining consistency. Instead of comparing themselves to their last game or practice session and finding ways to improve, many golfers believe that their consistency should be closer to the types of consistency that they see from pro golfers. Of course, when you look at some of the best golfers in the world, there is something of a mythological aura surrounding them. It seems as if they can hit the ball unbelievable distances and always land near their goal. These golfers are celebrated for their extraordinary talent and you see highlight after highlight.
It’s natural to be impressed by these fears, and even a little jealous of them. They seem to be consistent from game to game and can work magic on the golf course. However, it is important to remember that much of this is an illusion. These golfers that everyone looks up to still have their own issues with the game, and they make some of the same mistakes that you are making. You just don’t always see it.
The professionals will have their bad games, their bad days, and even stretches of time where they aren’t quite as consistent as you have made them out to be in your mind. When you start to look at all of the data surrounding the Tour players, you can start to see that they have their failures, as well. Whether it is the overall score, putting, or any other aspect of the game, the idea of 100% consistency is a myth even for the best golfers on the planet.
This should actually be heartening for any golfer to hear. It means that you shouldn’t get down on yourself when you are having a bad day out on the course. It happens to us all, and the only thing you need to do is keep practicing and striving to get better.
Resources: provided by the client