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Doing Little Things Vs. Not Doing Little Things

Copyright (c) 2011 Play Proper Golf

Without any shadow of a doubt there are a number of very simple and effective things you can easily do that’ll make a positive difference to your game…

But, it’s equally true to say that if you decide not to do these things it probably won’t make much difference to your game.

In fact if you don’t do one, two or more of these things already and you decide not to start doing them now, you won’t suddenly become a worse player overnight; you won’t suddenly shoot 3 or 4 shots higher next round.

So why bother?

And what things am I talking about?

I’m talking about what so many players consider “little things”

Some examples:

Having a putting routine you use on all your putts Warming up the same way before every round you play Warming up at all before you play! Preparing your equipment the evening before Using an intermediate target on all your shots Practising your putting at home Using a course guide Visualising each round before you play Practising with alignment aids on the range Counting and recording how many putts you take on a very round

…and many more small, but essential, elements that are missing from most players’ game.

Important note – these are not missing from the games of good players.

Each of these are simple to do and all of them are tried and tested parts of a good golfer’s way of playing.

Watch golf live or on TV and you’ll see Tour players do them all.

But why do so few amateurs do any of them?

The simple answer is …

…Because, to not do any of them will not cause anyone to suddenly become a worse golfer

So, it’s easy to ignore them, and the penalty for ignoring them appears small, very small.

That’s why players who don’t bother doing any of these things make the huge mistake of believing it isn’t costing them anything.

But you and I know better.

The returns players gain from beginning any or all of the simple, easy practices above are in and of themselves almost imperceptible, but the difference will show itself a month, 6 months or even 12 months later and will often be so subtle these good habits don’t receive the credit they deserve.

The biggest difference you will see in your game will be less to do with improved personal best scores and more to do with how much better your worst scores are, and how you have fewer poor rounds.

Action Steps for You:

Try this simple strategy, and see how powerful this will be for your game.

Chose one of the suggested actions above and commit to including it into your game, just one for now, and be sure to make it a part of you game for the next month.

After a month you’ll have made it a habit, now add a second new habit from the list.

By the end of month 2 you’ll have 2 strong habits in your game with no real effort, so now add another for the third month and so on.

The pay off will come to you when you notice you are holing slightly more 3 foot putts, or you go several rounds without a three putt. The change is subtle, but it is easy, powerful and will be long lasting.

Remember this – “A little of something is better than a lot of nothing”

Look forward to hearing hope you get on.

Paul D’Arcy is a regular golfer who has been searching for consistency and improvement in his game. It took him 2 years, but he did it; he discovered how to get the game he wanted and he became much more consistent, and got down to scoring mid to low 70’s. Want to learn how you can too? Claim Paul’s popular free report, available at: =>