The 3 round challenge

Each new student receives my three-round challenge. This requires them to implement automatic golf for the duration of 3 rounds.

They can’t think about their swing.

They’re not allowed to worry about their score.

They must play in a free flowing and instinctive manner.

And they must do this for a minimum of three rounds.


Because it is a test. If they can stick to it they’ll see results. Something remarkable will happen:

  • They’ll hit the best shot of their life.
  • They’ll play an awesome stretch of golf.
  • The light will go on and they’ll experience better golf by trying less.
  • They’ll have fun.

It rarely fails. But it does require the first and uncomfortable step to be taken. And I think many don’t take the step. They’re hoping for an instant cure. Something that is going to feel less uncomfortable. Something a bit more exciting. Something perhaps they’ve read in a golf magazine…

So they don’t dive in. They don’t get dirty so they miss out on remarkable.

Golf improvement is not an instant fix. It takes commitment and discipline. Half the battle is turning up and giving things a go.

No extraordinary talent required.

If your game is not where it should be try my three-round challenge. Stick to it, make mistakes but really give it a fair go. From here improvement becomes much easier. I promise 🙂

Let me know how you get on.

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  • Tony Lucas (Lukey)

    Reply Reply November 1, 2009

    I am still perservering as per your post and as discussed with steady I am virtually knocking on the door so to all of you that take up the challenge it does work and it will take a lot of work but in the end it will work.

  • Steady

    Reply Reply November 1, 2009

    Hi Cam,
    I can attest to playing auto.
    Saturdays stableford had mixed results. Started with a birdie ( 3 points i didn’t get a shot on the first) Hit 2 awesome drives on 7th and 9 th holes, couldn’t find the balls, took a wipe( me thinks the social players hit them). Turned with 13 points with 2 wipes and a 1 pointer. Took a wipe on 1o then went par birdie, par, par par par birdie bogey. At my home course, holes 10 to 18 I don’t get a shot till the 15th. So was really pleased with my 34 points, that’s with 3 wipes and 2 one pointers.
    What I found was that when I relaxed, wasn’t concerned with distance off the tee, aimed for the middle of the green scored well from 11 to 18.
    I also had great timing and tempo. I asked the guys I was playing with what my swing looked like. All of them said that I hit the ball so smoothly and effortless. I normally try to spank the ball as hard as I can.
    My short game was very good on the second nine. Look at where I wanted to put the ball, looked at the ball pulled the trigger.
    Anyone looking to play their best golf all the time try Camerons test and see how easy and effortless your game can be, when you play within your boundaries. It takes patience and persistance but the benefits are worth it.
    Looking forward to next weeks matchplay.
    Cheers Steady

  • Cameron

    Reply Reply November 2, 2009

    Thanks for posting guys. As you know it takes time and continual commitment to succeed with automatic golf. It doesn’t guarantee great golf, only puts the odds in your favour.

    Talk to you soon. Good golfing,


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