Curious what changes you’ve made or methods you’ve implemented where you’ve seen an immediate impact on your game.
I’ve found success in lower scores with 2 changes in the last 30 days (index dropped by 1.6):
Using a process-based routine. This method eliminates any swing thoughts. I have 4 “process goals” for each shot - long game, short game (inside 100yds), and putts. I consider the shot a success if I meet each goal, regardless of the shot outcome. This has eliminated negative thoughts and self-talk and has allowed me to play more freely while really enjoying myself. Also I find that if the outcome is poor, I failed in my process. This keeps me from questioning my decisions as well as getting all wrapped up in technique - which has been a terrible trap for me.
I spent a few range sessions dialing in my wedge distances using my swing caddie. Regardless if the yardages are 100% accurate, when I’m sitting 74 yds from a front pin and lying 2 on a par 5, I can have confidence with the club in my hand and the swing/process I’m using to execute the shot.
I post this as I’ve broke 80 3 times in the last 30 days at my club, which is giving me loads of confidence seeing as I struggled to break 90 in the spring. Also, with the Club Champs next weekend, I feel great going into it as I’m trending in the right direction.
I’d love to hear about things you’ve done - process, technique, changes in approaching your round - whatever the case, to improve your game!
Disclaimer: riding a bit of a high after posting my 3 lowest scores of the year just in the last 6 days.