Three Guys Golf Blog: I write this post mostly as a reminder to myself, but I suspect it may apply to many of you as well. Each year about this time, my golf game is just about as good as it gets. For me, this means I am hovering right around the mendoza line of a 10 handicap. In terms of score, I will shoot between 78 and 83 with the difference being just a few 12 foot putts or a couple of nice chips.
Unfortunately, my brain starts to believe that what I really need to do is just tweak my swing so I can hit the ball a little farther. Whether that means taking a wider back-swing, making bigger follow through, or focusing on keeping elbows down, each a recipe for disaster when I try to take it to the course.
The most dangerous time of year is when you are playing your best
Hence, this is why I call this the “Most Dangerous Time of the Year”. It is the time I need to remember why my game is where it is and resist the urge to change much at all. Of course, this always begs the question why Tiger would have changed his swing even when he was the most dominate player in the world but that is a different subject and just another one of a million differences between me and Tiger (waitresses excluded).
So this is going to be the year that I do not make any fundamental changes to my swing in late July/August. Instead, I am going to try and follow my “be the ball Danny” theory.