There isn’t necessarily a direct correlation between the “perfect” swing and success on the golf course. Look no further than Jim Furyk for proof of this. In fact, every player who plays to an elite level has their own unique swing – and so should you. In the long run, you’d better served by trying to copy the way top players think – rather than the way they swing.
“They say I get into too many bunkers. But is no problem. I am the best bunker player.” – Seve Ballesteros (Believe in yourself)
“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.” – Arnold Palmer (Persevere)
“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.” – Sam Snead (It’s not how, it’s how many)
“Maintain a child-like enthusiasm for the game of golf” – Chichi Rodriguez (Have fun!)
“Focus on remedies, not faults.” – Jack Nicklaus (Look at the road, not the ditch)
Yes, golf improvement involves training of physical positions and movements. But don’t overlook the power of thought – it’s what separates the best from the rest.
Watch for Bill’s weekly golf tips in the golf section of the Calgary Herald – a new golf tip every Monday!