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Sep 11, 2015

Roy MacAvoy Moment: In his senior year of highschool Sammy was coming into 18 at -4. After sticking his approach to about 7 feet frustration and a loss of focus caused a 5 PUTT!

 

Lesson Learned: Acceptance - You’re not going to make every birdie putt you look at but if you’re not careful you could compound the problem.

 

Interview Highlights

  • It’s important to be aware of how you react to your shots. Some people are so negative that even when they hit a good shot they’re not happy about it.

  • Don’t dwell on what you’re doing wrong. If the list of what you’re doing right is longer, make sure you recognize that. (ex: Are you being too hard on yourself???)

  • The importance of thought patterns. It’s easy to beat yourself over every little thing you do wrong, how often are you celebrating and drawing confidence from the good things that happen? It’s probably not an equal proportion. Did you make a birdie? - Celebrate! Take your buddy for $10? - Take that moment and allow yourself to draw confidence from it. Journaling is a great way to figure this out.

  • Preparation is a big problem for amateurs. Ask yourself: Were you honestly prepared for the circumstances you just experienced?

  • Start by hitting the shots you want on the range. Then hit them on the course (NOT FOR SCORE). Then hit them for a score. Then hit them for a score that matters. Build up your confidence one layer at a time and you’ll have a sturdy foundation.

  • If cost or time is a problem, hit up the course during the twilight hours. You can get your specific on course practice in, and a lot of times for a cheaper cost than the driving range!

  • One look go drill: Set balls up in lines of 10 about 1 ball apart. You’re trying to keep your body reacting on the fly. Only give yourself a split second to reset and just let your body react.

  • Rhythm/tempo/creativity are the most fundamental parts of the game for Sammy.

  • Golf is not a game of perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella

  • In the last 24 hours Sammy is going to focus on his skill shots (stingers, flop shots, all the hard ones) and putting.

  • Set short, mid, and long range goals. Make sure you can knock some out now

 

Find more from Sammy here:

Sammy Hanson on Facebook

sammyhansongolf@gmail.com

(281) 608-6366 (Cell)

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