Golf Tips: the most important shot is your next, says Hogan

We step back in time for our latest tip

Bob Warters's picture
Fri, 8 Feb 2013

Many of us won’t remember Ben Hogan - but the legend remains. He was a man of few words but when he did speak, golfers listened.

Famously, his best advice was: “The most important shot in golf is your next one.”

You can’t get back your last shot – it’s history. So concentrate on the next one and stay positive.

Many of us set out with a positive frame of mind but as the round progresses, our attitude becomes negative and that’s when we make mistakes.

A poor shot is only a small percentage of the hundreds we make and too small to judge yourself, so forget it quickly and tell yourself: “I can play this game, I’ve proved it many times - I just made a bad shot.”

Imagine Hogan whispering in your ear to ‘keep positive’.

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