Today’s tip comes from Harvey Penick, the long time mentor and swing coach of Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, and many other notable golfers.
The erratic is a golfer who all too often shoots a round of 72 followed by a round of 82.
Penick says that if he were like that, he would start a golf diary, and write everything down about each golf round.
What did I eat before the round? How long did I warm up? How much sleep did I have? What was the time of day when I teed off? How was I feeling before the round?
He says that by keeping a nightly diary (or journal as I talk about in this post), you will be able to notice trends.
Maybe you play better golf the day after a heavy workout.
Or maybe Chipotle is the ultimate pre-round meal for you 🙂
Whatever it is, you’ll find out through keeping a journal.
So take 5 minutes at the end of each day that you play a competitive/semi-competitive round of golf, and start noticing trends. I’ve done it, and can certainly vouch for the concept!