Congrats to Phil, what a spectacular win yesterday at Pebble Beach.
Here are 2 things you can learn from his victory:
1. He has been practicing great over the last 6 weeks and yet until this week, his results have been less than desirable……
Phil knew that his training was top level. He had tremendous confidence in what he was working on and just kept plugging away…..
We can all trust that results will follow! Sometimes it seems that the drills will never kick in on the golf course. Sometimes we have a bad stretch of golf, or the proverbial ‘worst round of our lives….’, even while practicing consistently…. Phil showed us again that the past does not equal the future. If your training is solid, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!
Stick with the drills. And BELIEVE!
2. Phil stopped thinking about mechanics with his putter. It’s hard to believe that a golfer as gifted as Phil continually falls into the bad habit of THINKING MECHANICS while on the course, and even worse in competition…. He made the decision a few weeks back to simply look at the putts and trust. Commit to that mind set and the strokes will become more fluid and reliable!!!! Practice, but more importantly, LOOK AND REACT! Don’t think about your putting stroke!
*Especially in the winter, when every mistake is magnified, it’s easy to think you need to change or fix your swing too much…. What you need is CONSISTENT AND SYSTEMATIC TRAINING!!!! And then you need to TRUST YOUR SWING.