WTF? Why Golf Is So Hard

Cameron shares a passionate story on why so many golfers struggle with the game of golf and what you need to do differently to unlock your best game

Are You Brave Enough To Take Your Golf To The Next Level?

Dear Golfer,

Maybe you can relate to this. It's a lot like a conversation that I was having with myself not that long ago.

During each game of golf (and before and after), I was talking to myself sort of like this …

"Diary of a frustrated golfer"

March 1 - Had a golf lesson this morning. I was sort of excited on the way there. I was told this guy was a fantastic golf teacher and could help me. I now feel hopeless. He's completely broken my golf swing down - I now have so many things to work on I don't know where to start. Where do I start and what should I do?

March 5 - Hit some balls today. Oh my god! What is wrong with me? My swing feels weak and powerless and the ball is going all over the place. I called my new coach but he wasn't available. The young guy in the pro-shop said to book a lesson and come back in.

March 7 - Today was my first game of golf since the lesson. My mind has been spinning all week. "grip the club correctly", "get spine angle right", "weight set into my feet", "take the club away on plane", "hold the wrist set". I've also been doing the drills at home so I was feeling confident.

The confident feeling didn't last long. Warming up was a nightmare. No feel whatsoever and the ball was going all over the place. And it didn't get much better on the course. My two playing partners made me feel inadequate - they hit the ball longer and straighter and killed me around the greens. The worse thing is that they don't play that often. I feel sick and I hate this game! How can two social golfers beat the pants off me? I'm better than this and I don't know what to do about it!

March 20 - Had a little break from the game and I'm feeling better. Been watching it on TV - boy do those pros make the game look easy. I'm having a lesson tomorrow and I can't wait. Got this sensation and I reckon I'm onto something. I hit the ball really well at the driving range tonight. The best I've done in a long time.

March 21 - Lesson today was awful. My swing deserted me and my coach says I've gone backwards. My swing looked terrible on video. It certainly hasn't improved and I'm sick of it. Why is this bloody game so hard??? Is there something wrong with me?

I've got some new drills to do and have to practice harder. Going to really dedicate myself to these new golf drills.

April 19 - The last month has been a nightmare. I've been doing the drills and working on my game. Every time I feel I make some progress I take 3 steps back. This morning I was hitting the ball great and then completely lost it on the course. My playing partner really annoyed me because he accused me of slow play and not trying. In the end I couldn't get off the course quickly enough. The last three holes I was trying not to embarrass myself. I reckon I need some new clubs - maybe a new driver would help?

May 2 - I convinced my wife that a $500 driver is a good buy. She's not happy about it but I think it should suit my game. It's a closed face driver that should help with my slice. It feels good in my hands and I can't wait to play. Hopefully the wife will be talking to me by tomorrow.

June 11 - I'm back using my old driver. The new driver was no good - I kept hitting pull hooks and it had no feel. I've been back to see the professional and he says I need to practice harder and work on my short game. I feel motivated because he told me today that I should be playing off single figures, that I have more potential than my form suggests. I spent the afternoon chipping and putting and I got some great results. I hope I can take this to the course.

July 3 - I think I've turned the corner. Today was the best I've played in two years. I read a golf magazine last night and it had this great tip about rotating the forearms through impact. The ball came off like a rocket and dead straight too. I didn't putt too well but I did manage to out-drive a low marker a few times. Wow, this tip worked a treat! Can't wait for the Club Medal this Saturday.

July 6 - This is hopeless! I'm so over GOLF!!! I thought after earlier in the week I'd play well. My game left me again. I'm so sick of this. I play well one day and then badly the next. Why is this game so hard? My playing partners are sick of my complaining and to be honest I'm tired of them trying to help me. I'm really disappointed today - I was confident that I was going to play well and it all turned sour. My swing feels terrible, my clubs feel wrong and I'm lost as to what to do. I feel like quitting and walking away for good.

August 17 - Have been reading a motivation book my wife gave me. I need to keep positive and stay relaxed. It's hard to do when each shot doesn't go where it's meant too. Seriously, is the game of golf impossible? I feel like breaking my clubs. Today was an important round in the club and I've had a disaster. Took an 8 down the first after topping my drive (embarrassing) and then three putting. I can't believe I missed a one-foot putt. After all the damage was done I played better on the back nine. This is nearly as frustrating - the game is teasing me. Why couldn't I have put two good nines together? I would have loved to be in contention today. I can't remember the last time I won anything. All I'm doing is wasting money on golf lessons, magazines and my membership. What on earth am I doing wrong?

August 25 - I'm at the end of the line. I'm completely frustrated and want to give up. I'm fed up with the golf lessons and feel inadequate when the pro compares my swing to Rory McIlroy. I'm not McIlroy! How can I swing like him? I just don't get it. These lessons have been a waste of time and money. I'm playing worse now than I was when I wasn't taking lessons. Going to have a break from ALL lessons.

September 6 - Saw an old guy at the driving range today. He wasn't hitting balls but just watching. He was sort of distracting me while I was hitting. I knew he was watching so I was trying hard to impress. I went for the driver and tried to clear the back fence. I duffed it. And after I hit my 5th or 6th bad shot he came over. He had some interesting things to say. He told me the reason I found golf so hard was that I was getting in my own way. He said we perform all motor skills automatically and don't ever need to think too much about them. He told me that golf was no harder than throwing a ball, riding a bike or driving a car.

It sort of sounded too easy and I told him "thanks" and went back to hitting balls. Driving home I couldn't stop thinking about what he said, "golf is no harder than throwing a ball", "we make the game hard by trying so much", "the golf swing is only part of the puzzle", "if you can't automate your game you will never play well", "the best players in the world play automatically, despite what their coaches or the media say".

Before I knew it I was home. I realized that I'd driven across town without thinking about how. Maybe this guy is onto something. I ordered the book he suggested from the Internet.

September 10 - Got the book today. Can't believe that someone understands the pain of playing badly. It's like this guy is speaking right to me. He gets it. Best of all he is making sense. It turns out my adult brain is making golf hard for me. Despite trying really hard and wanting to do well, it's not helping. Like the old man said, golf needs to be performed subconsciously. And here's the interesting bit. The books talks about good rounds and how it's hard to remember what you actually did. It's so true.

With my best rounds I'm not really thinking about technique or my swing. Sort of like going into the zone. But bad rounds!! I can remember everything I was trying. But it doesn't work. This is amazing stuff.

September 13 - Reread the book last night and I'm pumped. I feel like a new golfer. This is like a revelation! It's like a whole new world has been opened up for me. What a relief for someone to show me exactly what I need to do to play better golf.

And there's no swing lessons or confusing technique to think about. This stuff really makes learning golf as simple as driving my car or riding a bike.

It's incredible! I've had this talent sitting inside me all this time just waiting to be let out. I've wasted a few years but I've now got a lot of good golf ahead of me.

October 15 - I've been following the advice from the book for a month now. What a difference. My handicap has come down and I'm showing signs of consistency. In fact it's better than that. I have experienced "remarkable" golf. The other day I shot two-over for nine holes. This is my best score ever and it feels great. I even played solid golf on the back nine to break 80 for the first time ever.

And it's so easy. Really, I don't even practice that much and golf is much less tiring. I can now walk off the course with more energy than when I started.

November 1 - What a day! I won my first major club event today. It was incredible. I stuck to the strategy and my game held together nicely. The funny thing is I can now see where others are going wrong. It's not really that funny because I used to do the same thing. Where once I would get nervous and choke, I now remain calm and free. The more pressure I'm under the better I seem to perform.

I've played three good games in a row. The last hole was a thrill. With the money on the line, I hit the green from 200 metres and two-putted to beat a really good player. The second putt was tricky, but I nailed it in the middle. I was nervous throughout the day but didn't let fear set in and my body kept hitting the shots I wanted.

I'm so glad, I now have a blueprint on how to play my best golf. I've learned to use my mind in a better way and good scores are happening by default. It's just a simpler and more exciting/rewarding way of playing.

My diary

What you've just read was directly inspired by my story, some details changed slightly, but the meaning is still the same.

Where once I would play like a hacker and continually feel like an idiot, I'm now able to play consistently and experience better golf. The game has changed for me. I now look forward to playing and have way more fun. My game has reached a level of mastery, something that I find truly satisfying. But, something that ...

... very few golfers ever achieve.

The chances are if you've been playing golf for any length of time you'll be able to associate with my story. Golf can be hard. But it's not impossible when you understand how your learning system works.

The tricky part...

The hard part is accepting that your conscious mind can take a rest. You need it some of the time but not always. And this is tough because it flies in the face of convention and what we think is right.

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