I love the Get a Grip podcast, and think Max does a great job of talking through is own issues and areas where he is trying to improve.
One of the things he said today was after a discussion he had with a buddy who is a professional pitcher, and the advice boiled down to: At the end of the day, sometimes it’s best to just throw your fastball and make the batter beat you.
Max expanded on the idea and translated it to golf and basically said he is now focusing on swinging the swing he has, and if that doesn’t work, fixing his mechanics later.
It’s a strategy that I’m REALLY bad at. Trying to force shots, trying to hit a cut when I’ve been drawing the ball all day, trying to hit a shot I haven’t practiced… My failure rate on these shots is high, but I’m good at forgetting them… One of my main focuses moving forward is going to be acknowledging the swing I have, and playing to that that day.
It’s one of my goals for 2021. Play the swing I brought that day, and work on fixing it after the round… Stay in the moment on the course and just play what I have.
I thought it was a good summation of one of my big mental flaws.
2021; THROW THE FASTBALL.