To get better, I actually think you have to play outside yourself! By that I simply mean you mustpush yourself outside of your comfort zone to get to the next level. You may have to work on swing feelings that aren’t comfortable, or try shots that carry inherent risk.
I think that developing new skills demands that you “play outside yourself”. I also believe thatgolfers with confidence looking to play better golf often need to play beyond their comfort level.
Having said that, most of the time, we should all be working at playing golf within our limits.Why? Most of you are part time golfers. You practice a little, if any,and play just a couple times a week (or a month). I also believe that most golfers would be happy just playing closer to their expectations. Yes they would love to shoot a career round,but consistency, a sense of control, and minimizing damage would be very satisfying to most.
Play within yourself by playing with a smooth and balanced swing. Stay within yourself by playing smart golf, playing the right shots, rather than the “best” shots.
Often times, by playing within yourself (smooth swing, smart strategy) you will begin to gain confidence throughout your round and your smart game will become a better game!
When the time comes that you can put more time into yourgame and can play with more regularity-GO FOR IT! Play outside yourself!
In the meantime: Know your game. Know yourself. Enjoy YOUR game.