Consistent golf is not what’s it’s cracked up to be

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t get asked about how to play consistent golf.

At first thought it sounds like a fair request. After all, it makes sense to be able to play consistently since everyone is trying to do the same.

With further reflection I think that trying to play consistently is the wrong thing to do. Playing consistent golf is not allowing you to be the best that you can be. Aiming for consistency is likely to keep you playing safe and not allowing you to explore your true potential. It feels comfortable but it’s not that exciting.

What’s the alternative?

I’d be aiming for your own level of remarkable. Like learning to swing without fear from the 1st tee onwards. Sure, you might hit some awful shots, but you’re likely to hit some home runs too!

Consistent golf is boring golf – it’s careful and calculating. Remarkable golf is exciting and full of possibilities.

It’s the possible that makes golf fun and full of learning experiences.

The paradox of playing remakable golf is that you’re likely to shoot lower scores more of the time. It’s then that you’ll get people asking you what your secret to playing consistently is.

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