We’ve all heard it said (or said it ourselves) “I just need to work on getting more consistent“. On this podcast we have an honest conversation about why this is one of the biggest myths in golf and what understandings you need to shift in your mindset.
Expectations are largely how we shape our experience with this game.
One of the core reasons we expect more “consistency” out of our golf game is because of extraordinarily high expectations. For instance, most of us think you should hit the green every time from 150 yards in the fairway and when we don’t spend the next 15 minutes beating yourself up over the missed green.
When we actually look at the stats of tour pros we see that 7/10 times they’re going to hit the green from 150 yards. Yet we would feel like in our own games we should hit 9/10 greens. Consistency is simply a myth…
From day to day, shot to shot, our results will vary and we can visualize that variability with a distribution curve. This concept and graphic comes from Dr Rick Jensen with Certified Golf Coach.
ABOUT JON SHERMAN:
Jon is the author of the bestselling book, “101 Mistakes All Golfers Make (and how to fix them)“. He is the owner of Practical Golf, a site dedicated to being an honest resource for golfers of all levels looking to improve their games. His advice is written through a player’s perspective, and he is passionate about coaching golfers in their quest to lower their scores and enjoy the game more.
Overall, Jon believes golf is a difficult game, but it doesn’t have to be a complicated one. You can find him on Twitter @practicalgolf, where he is happy to chat about golf with anyone.
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