That's right, you heard correctly.
After 25+ years of helping golfers, just like you shoot lower scores without changing their golf swings, I have found that most average golfers don't actually know what is causing the problems in their golf games.
They spend plenty of time trying to self diagnose by watching Youtube videos, listening to TV commentators' advice, or even worse, listening to what worked for their mates and trying that!
They end up in a state of information overload, and eventually, they can't seem to get anything to work.
They also watch the pros play on TV and think that that is how they 'should' play the game. The problem with this is on TV; you are watching a highlights package of the best shots by the best players in the world in a purple patch of form. You don't see the players who missed the cut and played terrible golf.
Watching this and expecting to do the same is a receipt for frustration and anger each time they play.
These high expectations create an enormous amount of tension and anxiety over the ball, and it is this tension, not their swing 99% of the time, that makes the majority of your bad shots on the course.
I saw this many times in my 15-year career playing in Pro-ams with amateurs of all abilities. They thought their bad shots were caused by a technical problem with their swing or some "mental block" unique to them.
I learnt that by making them aware of what they were doing and then giving them a basic strategy to follow, based on the reality of what golf is really like, their results improved dramatically. Their swings even got better without focusing on them!
These insights lead me to change my coaching beliefs. I went from golf swing instruction lessons into results-based coaching programs with a significant emphasis on course improvement.
The 'real' game of golf is not that hard.
I now teach simple, easy to apply strategies that will lower your tension, improve your on-course results, and bring enjoyment back to your game.
You will not have to change your swing to apply these strategies!
You will not need to get worse before you get better.
What's even better is we will do this on the actual golf course!
How crazy is that, golf coaching on the golf course
and not just on the driving range!