Play To Your Strengths


“It’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you CAN do.” -Unknown

You may not hit the ball 300yards or have a high, soft landing flop shot, but start playing golf to your personal strengths.

From my personal experience, I was accurate.  I did NOT hit the ball very far, but I could hit a 3wood closer to the pin than most people could hit their 9 iron.  I also outworked my opponents. Spending hour after hour on my putting and short game.  “Grinding it out” to keep up with the more talented players.  The moment I forgot this and started obsessing about hitting the ball farther was the beginning of the end.

Here’s what you can do to avoid the same mistake:
1. Make a list of your assets. (i.e. Power, putting, mental focus, short irons, wedges, etc.)
2. Create a plan to maintain and continue to play to your assets. (i.e. Lay up to your favorite yardage on par 5’s)
3.  Get help to improve your weaknesses. (i.e. Take a putting lesson, learn a more ‘golf specific’ workout, etc.)
4.  Continue to enjoy all the aspects of the game.  Both your strengths and your weaknesses. . .No one has yet to master golf, so enjoy the challenge.

Dodie Mazzuca is the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ (Nov-April).  She also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct).

TOPICS: Golf, Instruction, Mental Strategy

ABOUT: Dodie Mazzuca

Dodie Mazzuca is a former LPGA Tour Player and the founder of Golf PROformance. She is currently the Director of Instruction at Troon Country Club (Scottsdale, AZ) and she also teaches golf in Santa Cruz, CA (May-Oct.). She was an NCAA Academic and Athletic All-American at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Her background in competitive golf, yoga, golf fitness, and technical training, assists her students in accelerating their learning process and playing better golf.

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