This is a Tiger Woods golf lesson you shouldn’t sleep on.
Lately I’ve been thinking golf. It could be the fact that I am going stir crazy since I haven’t played in over 4 months. Perhaps it’s that the 2012 PGA Tour season is motivating me to play some really great golf.
So I decided to go on Twitter and check out what a few of the people I have been following are saying. I came across a tweet from Matt Wilson that is a link to a GolfWeek article on Eldrick a few other things. The text of the tweet included something about a ‘Tiger Par’ so naturally I was intrigued.
Well there wasn’t much about this Tiger Par in this article but it’s powerful enough to post about it. Here’s the excerpt from the GolfWeek article….
One of Earl Woods’ training techniques was the concept of Tiger Par, which instilled the confidence in Tiger that he could shoot under par at all ages.
“I couldn’t get to the green in two. Sometimes it would take me five shots to get to the green, so my par was seven – five shots and two putts,” Woods said. “I started gaining confidence because on my good days I could shoot 5, 6, 7 under par. As I got older, I was comfortable shooting under par. Some guys have a governor when they start to get a certain amount under par and they start pulling back. But I didn’t. I felt very comfortable going low.”
Tiger Par is a fancy way of saying it’s a personal par. I have blogged about this twice and really go into detail about it here and here.
Give those two posts a read as I think they’re a very important part of setting realistic goals for yourself during a round. It really makes no sense to me that the majority of golfers are trying to abide by a score on a hole which is what a scratch golfer is “supposed” to shoot.
I’ve seen many times in my life players being heavily influence by the par on a hole and hit a shot that was far outside their ability. I’ve also seen many times players hit tentative shoots and play conservative because “par” is a good score.
F*** that! Be the best golfer you can be and don’t let par push you around no more. I hope you enjoyed this Tiger Woods golf lesson and implement it during your next round. If it worked for him growing up, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t adopt it.
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