The Pro Shot Card
Designed as a simple starting point for a player’s action plan the Pro Shot Card helps to concentrate the mind on component parts of the game instead of just the overall score. Finishing a round with a score you are not happy with may not be the disaster you think it is. Highlighting the progress made on “Greens in regulation”, “Fairways hit” or “Putts”means you can take the positives into your next game not the double bogey or Out of Bounds that spoilt your score when you were playing so well.
Breaking down your game makes it is possible to improve the concentration on the different shots that make up your score for the round. Taking the focus away from just a good or bad overall score helps the brain to maintain concentration on each shot and not worry about the effect a few bad ones may have.
The Pro Shot Card specifically allows you to track 3 parts of your game ideally over 6 to 10 rounds so it becomes routine. Fairways hit, greens in regulation and number of putts can be recorded with totals for the round. A target for improvements in one or all of the areas can then form the basis for your focus next time out. Importantly, the results achieved will assist with the development of your mental game as well as highlighting any technical issues to work on with your professional.
Is it reasonable to think that by concentrating on improving just one of these areas of your game that your scores will improve?