Get INTO Each of Your Shots Part 3

This is a continuation of our A.C.E. Routine.  This is Part 3 of 3:

Jason Day, after his win at this year’s PGA Championship held at Whistling Straits, admitted in the press conference that he had a thought come into his mind, “Don’t hit it short in the water.” He went on to say, “That’s the moments where you have to pull yourself back and say, nope, I’m not going to have that.  I’m going to stomp on that thought.”  These types of thoughts or distractions happen to the best of us.  But it’s what you do with them that will make you or break you!

EXECUTE: execution is simply swinging the club. There is virtually no time that takes place between the time you become committed and the time you swing. The commitment trigger not only counters any negativity but also fills the timeframe when most negative thoughts creep into your mind. However, there are times when you need to back off of a shot, regroup and recommit. This would include:

    • Any negativity creeps in your mind
    • Your eyes drift to, say the pin, when your target is something else
    • You get distracted
    • Score comes to mind
    • The wind speed or direction change
    • You’re not really 100% committed

No one else is to blame for the shots you hit – it is your responsibility. Back away and gather yourself if needed. The best level of commitment is one that engrosses you so much in your shot that you don’t even notice the distractions that are around you. Being so into the process of your shot allows you to disregard poor shots helping you to put them behind you and dramatically aiding your ability to bring a clear and focused approach to your next shot.