Do Not Overlook the Basics

Curtis Strange once said, "Golf is a difficult game, but it doesn't have to be a complicated one." I love this quote, and it has been one of my rallying calls since I started writing about golf improvement almost a decade ago.

That is why if you listen to the podcast I co-host with Adam Young, The Sweet Spot, you always hear us talking about our "big three" - impact location, ground contact, and face angle. If you focus on the correct feedback when you practice and play, you have a better chance of getting to the root cause of your issues.

So, my message this week is concise. Here is the basic process you should go through on every single shot you hit, whether it's practice or playing:

Pick target.




Absorb feedback:

  • Face Contact
  • Ground Contact
  • Start direction
  • Curvature
  • Trajectory
  • Where did the ball finish relative to the target?


*Make changes when necessary based on feedback

Of course, golf can't always be this simple. But this is the basic process we should all aspire to.

If you need help with all of the above, it's in my book 😉

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