Play Your Game – Thoughts by Kenny G, A Great Musician and Golfer
Posted on August 4th, 2018 by Herb Rubenstein
Kenny G “has a sound.” His music is distinctive. He is a great golfer. Kenny G works on being perfect in how he plays notes, but that is not what makes him a great musician. It is that he has created a style of music that he loves, that he feels comfortable with, and that he “owns.”
In golf, you should do the same. I have been fighting a big hook for over 50 years. Most all of my biggest, and most painful misses, are left, like Tiger’s OB left earlier this year or Rory McElroy’s big miss left at Augusta on 10 to lose his big lead and the tournament on Sunday.
I have worked these past two years on trying to hit a fade, and I can do it well most of the time, but occasionally the double cross takes over and the big hook returns, which is really painful because hitting a fade, I must aim down the left side of the fairway.
Now, I am going back to what is natural for me, a draw. I will aim 10 yards right of center on drives, seven yards right on long irons, 3 yards right on shorter irons. Yes, I will play a fade when I need to, but I am declaring my “game” is a draw and I will learn to love it and have this draw help me enjoy the game and score better. Yes, I will miss it hard left, but, the better I get at a mild draw, the better my game will be, and IT WILL BE MY GAME.