On the golf course, you’re bound to find out that have a few flaws that need fixing. It is always good to ask for feedback for fixing your flaws. I tend to focus on finding more fairways and giving myself at least a shot at birdie as an improvement on most days.
That doesn’t always happen, though.
Develop a Plan
A good plan violently executed now is better
than a perfect plan executed next weekGeneral George S. Patton
I’m a planner by nature. I like to sketch out a scheme with plenty of room allowed for any type of contingency necessary.
Creating a plan of action for the golf course seems like a lot, but it surely helps a lot.
- Go to greenskeeper and get the course scorecard
- Identify par 5 holes and any short par 4 (distance at 400 yards or under)
- Set your goal for making par on at least half of those total holes
- Play bogey or better on the remaining holes
- Limit yourself to 2 putts per hole
From there, it’s all about putting your plan into action.
Take Action with Your Plan
Review your plan prior to your play.
- What type of club and shot do you need to prepare for?
- How aggressive or conservative do you need to play?
- What’s your best option for maximizing opportunities and minimizing mistakes?
Hit the course with your plan in mind.
Tackle the front 9, and then at the turn you need to evaluate where you are with your plan.
- Are you on track?
- Do you need to make an adjustment?
- Can you shave some more strokes somewhere?
Go into the back 9 with confidence.
Planning and Performance Don’t Always Link Up
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns
After you play, analyze how you played. Take into account what worked and what just did not go your way. From there, accept what it is and where you are. Then, plan your next outing and attack plan.
Armed with an attack plan, I believe that you can see marked improvement after 4-6 outings of consistent action and analysis based upon an improvement plan.