|the golf center in near Chaska, MN. 2012|
Anthony Dragt and I occasionally traveled a few hours towards the Twin cities just to get some practice time in. During my sessions I always start from the basics I swing until I recognize the fundamental value in my swing. depending on the time frame I can practice till I'm aware of my "conscious competence" and strive to swing as freely as possible. Over time my sessions get easier and starting from the basics no longer applies to warm up, I can manage those images during cool down time.
"In the Zone" is a whole subjective side to my game, I play consistently and strive for continue a postive thought process under pressure and when it clicks in during the final nine hole (sometimes full 18 holes), its smooth sailing from there, I get to see first what I want to do and execute the shot that closely describes the visualized image. The final 18 holes I played on at the Dakotas Tour Championship, I was fully euphoric in this state of mind. After playing a 16 consecutive tournaments on this tour in two short months my heightened awareness led me into trusting my thought process (including swing flaws) and choose the best shot shape within my ability. The end result was a solid round score 72 in tough weather conditions, the highlight for me is being one of the top scores posted that day. Sadly I missed the cut by 2, having a so-so round on the first day put me too far back.