Building a golf swing shouldn’t feel so hard. In fact, when you’re doing it correctly, it should feel effortless.
If you’re like most golfers, you might need a little help in making that swing feel as effortless as it should. But the problem is you don’t know who to trust. You don’t know which golf coach, channel, swing method to follow. It can all feel so overwhelming.
The game of golf itself has NOT changed but the hype, the abundance of content and the equipment that has sprung up over the years is changing the way people view the game.
According to data from the National Golf Foundation, only 26 percent of all golfers shoot below 90 consistently on regulation 18-hole courses; 45 percent of all golfers average more than 100 strokes per round.
Why is this the case? Why do so many struggle to get better?
There are a few major reasons why in our humble opinion: (We at the ASOG believe #5 is the main culprit.)
1 – Failure to Address the Things that Really Matter
2 – Unrealistic Expectations
Too many golfers have a tendency to put too much pressure on themselves on the course. If you’re playing to have a good time, you don’t need to birdie every hole.
3 – Have Never Taken Instruction or very little
Unfortunately not all instructors are the same. Which can be good or bad. According to the National Golf Foundation…
Golfers that take 1-5 lessons = 28% break 90; 97.6 scoring average
Golfers that take 6 or more lessons = 55% break 90; 88.7 scoring average
4 – Little Time to Practice and Not Maximizing Your Current Practice Time
If you don’t practice, even in smaller time frames, you will struggle to improve your game, and when you do practice, you might not be using your time efficiently.
5 – Too much Noise
There are countless ways to gobble up golf instruction information. It can sometimes get very noisy with all that’s out there. Do your best to whittle down the things you listen to from social media, YouTube, TV and from people, face-to-face. Embrace Less.
6 – Forgetting to have Fun!
Above all else, never lose the love of the game and always try to have fun and enjoy the experience!
We have seen too many people who:
If you find yourself relating to this list, you might be suffering from Information Overload.
We believe that 2022 is the year of less is more. And the ones who “get it” will win.
When it comes to The Club, please remember this formula: Quality > Quantity.