You Know It Already
I expect that most people come to Plugged In Golf because they think that I know things they don’t. In this lesson, I’m going to show that you already know much more than you realize.
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This Lesson Is For You If:
You want to improve at golf
You’re already good at something
What Good Advice Do You Have?
Think of something you’re good at. It could be another sport or game, a musical instrument, an academic endeavor. It truly doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you’re good at it.
Now, think of what you would tell someone who wanted to be good at that thing.
You’d probably tell them to practice regularly.
You would tell them that there are no quick fixes or shortcuts.
You might discuss knowing the fundamentals, not running before you walk.
Perhaps you would point them to an expert for specific technical advice.
Depending on the pursuit, you might suggest getting good equipment but warn them that gear can’t replace skills and practice. You’d advise them against being seduced by gimmicks.
And you would probably tell them to be patient because getting good at anything takes time.
Follow Your Own Good Advice
Do any of those concepts seem applicable to golf? Of course they do! They all apply! No matter what we’re trying to get good at, we need patience, a good work ethic, and, probably, some help from an expert.
When other people are trying to learn something, it’s easy to see their mistakes, as I discussed HERE. The trick to being an expert learner is taking those lessons for yourself. If you can think about golf the same way you think about the things you’re an expert in, not only will you improve faster, you’ll save yourself loads of headaches.