Players who employ the "I've got it!" approach to the game are usually self-described as streaky. Their ball striking or putting is either off or on. Players who want to become consistent and taken one step further, consistently great, understand that occasions of success or good feelings are a good sign, but amount to little else. The goal is to figure out how to be at your best every day. Golf is a tough sport and even the best don't win all the time, but there are a few special players who've learned to access their best often and when it mattered most.
If, as a player, you decide to experience the ah hah moment as does a diner in a restaurant, you will be captivated by the outcome and not the process. Instead of becoming enamored with the result of the 5 iron shot, you must become enamored with the total process. Leave nothing to chance and understand that the process stands on the legs of years of effort and learning. Allow others to think along the lines of "She's got it!" when you play, but understand that your efforts are only as good as your last 5 iron and that unless you put the time into preparation and focus on the details that lead to your success, it can be gone as quickly as a moment.
|Lorena Ochoa was a player who rose to her best golf more often than most of her competitors and won often over many years.|