How many times have you heard that saying: If I could only take this swing from the practice range to the golf course? Now you can, but you have to let yourself play the course and not play your swing.
The trick is: its still there, only now its in practice mode, and not yet ready for playing mode. What worked on the range after making endless repetitions usually without any obstacles or expectations is hard to copy while looking at bunkers, water and OB stakes.
So many times we take our new found swing and try too hard to manufacture it while still executing a perfect golf shot. Difference is the perfect golf shot doesnt take all the instruction that your newly molded golf swing requires.
Heres the lesson: Stick to your swing thoughts, but narrow it down and softly focus on just one key or, at the most, two.
Let your eyes and mind focus on the golf course and the targets that define your golf shot. Keep your attention more on the target and the desired ball flight and not on your constant need to tell yourself how to do it. Let yourself play the course and not your swing. Once you have had enough time on the range to groove the new swing thought, it will automatically find its way to the course. You just have to let it come and not force it.
Editor's Note: Check back next month for another tip from Rosie Jones. You can learn more about Rosie at her website, www.RosieJones.com