In your Mind
If your putting is off then you might want to stay on this page and work on the mental aspect of your game. Putting guru, Dave Stockton believes that good putting begins with the mind and not the mechanics. Also when tour players are preparing for a major round, they are not just hitting balls at the range but working with Dr. Bob Rotella, who thinks the proper use of your mind can separate you from the competition.
Is your mind the culprit?
If you're on this page then you must be thinking that it is not your 300 yard drive or your accurate shotmaking irons that will help you shoot lower scores. The mind is a wonderful thing and if not used properly, it can destroy your confidence and your game.
Read, Believe and Go for It
Unlike a new technique, a new thought will immediately improve your game. Dr Bob Rotella believes that "Golf is a game of confidence and competence." The first thing to do is to forget that a good swing is all about muscle memory. First of all, your muscles cannot think and have no means to retain memory. Memory resides in your mind and it is your mind that controls your body, your limbs and the execution of a shot.
Question: What does Dr. Bob Rotella mean when he says Play to play great? You have many thoughts when you step up on the tee box. Before you do, choose a club that you feel comfortable with. Don't be swayed by what your playing partners used or did not use. Your playing ability is unique and only you know what club you can hit and how far it goes. Step up and think back to a time when you hit it a mile. Get the confidence in you and trust your swing. Everything will fall in place before, during and after your swing.