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What to do When your Golf Swing Leaves you Mid Round

Last updated Nov 04, 2023

What to do When your Golf Swing Leaves you Mid Round

When your swing leaves you in the middle of the round, is there a way to salvage the round? I think so, and here are my tips.

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Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Mental Game

What do you do when your swing leaves you on the course?

We all have rounds where the ball just doesn't behave for us. That's part of golf.

But most golfers don't handle this situation all that well.

Most golfers see a few balls go wayward, and start tinkering with just about anything they possibly can, resulting in even funnier looking shots.

The best thing to do in this situation?

I'm not going to sit here and say that you should play whatever shot you are hitting that day, because sometimes, that shot isn't even manageable.

When I'm in this situation, my goal is to reach into my memory of things that have worked for me in the past, and start trying them out (different swing thoughts) on each shot. Once I find one that produces at least a playable ball-flight, I stick with it for the rest of the round.

If you have the SAME swing thought/key on every single shot, you will most likely start to see a pattern in ball-flights.

And seeing a pattern is all that you are looking for when the ball isn't going in the intended direction.

About the author: Zach Gollwitzer

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Hey, I‘m Zach, the founder of The DIY Golfer! I created this site while playing D1 collegiate golf with a simple mission—I wanted to learn the golf swing and get better at golf myself.

Fast forward a few years, and my “journal“, The DIY Golfer, has been viewed by millions of golfers worldwide looking to do the same with their games. my mission is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.

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