Metal on plastic

It’s easy to get distracted. Our Pesky mind can throw all sorts of stuff our way:

– Don’t go in the water
– Oh boy, it’s very windy today
– My swing doesn’t feel right
– Keep out of the trees
– This putt is for birdie and I never birdie this hole
– Please don’t stuff up. I don’t want to embarrass myself

These types of thoughts will NEVER help you. They’re just a nasty distraction that complicate an already difficult game.

Golf is just metal on plastic*. It’s always metal on plastic. And the golfer who can accept this and ignore all the rubbish is always going to maximise their chances of playing how they really want.

And the real magic happens here because you can simplify your approach all the time. You can do it on the first tee right through to the 18th green. And it doesn’t matter if you’re playing in a social outing, your club championships or your contending in a major.

* thanks to Bloomberg for the inspiration. I love the idea of metal on plastic. Just hit the bloody golf ball and forget about all the other crap.

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4 Comments

  • Steady

    Reply Reply November 21, 2015

    Here Here Cam.

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply November 22, 2015

    Yep. Think only about what you want to happen, not what you don’t want to happen. The body generally follows the mind.

    • Adam

      Reply Reply November 22, 2015

      Reminds me of Moe Norman. “I only see the good things.” From that point of view, you’re more likely to get the desired result than the opposite mindset. “Commit to the target,” as a lot of good teaching pros say.

  • Grayden Provis

    Reply Reply November 22, 2015

    Case in point, Cam: Peter Senior wins the Masters at 56 years old playing metal on plastic. Bit of a an indictment on modern golf teaching right there I would have thought.

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