29/12/11 Thursday. Golfing is in casual fun mode at the minute, very enjoyable and relaxing on my part to just amble around the course and hit the ball without tapping into the 'winning mindset'. Doing this has benefits which come from the errors made. To play a bad shot through not setting up as I would in a game and then drop another ball and play it seriously and see the desired result happen is a great confidence booster.
It is very satisfying to have a decent game foundation established. Because of this I'm looking forward to the series of coaching sessions after the New Year begins. The goal is to get the advice to be able to take my game to the level required to reach single figures and maintain it. It is possible for me to do this myself using the current, training and practise routines. The coach is not going to flick a switch and make it happen. Coaching enables the confidence and clear the vision of what are the main exercises which need to be concentrated on to improve the standard of my golf.
There has only been one consistent aspect of my coaching sessions. Each time there have been particular aspects of golf identified which I want to work on. This has came about from paying attention to my game and writing down a description of what happens in range practise and rounds played. Will be ambling around the course this afternoon for a hit which by then will be a good break from sitting in the studio working. At the minute part of my coming work is producing an interview with a touring professional. Looking forward to this project and exploring the reality of playing golf for a living while on the road. This will be completed by the end of January and will be shared through the posts here for those interested. Thankyou for your time and attention, “Hit ‘em Straight all” Geoff