Playing Well in Golf and Life

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Having Fun at Golf and Life!

Have you ever noticed that when you are scoring really well in golf you are doing really well in life? When you are enjoying your life and everything is going fantastic your golf scores are consistently low.  Do you think this is by accident or is there some relationship between them both?

There is no question that your golf game is effected by your attitude towards life.  Walking on to the first tee with a smile on your face (figuratively or actually) sets your mind in the proper place to play well on the course.  Dr. Bob Rotella from Golf Digest states that there are 10 things a player must do in every competitive round; If you look closely, they also equate to life:

  1. Play to play great. Don’t play not to play poorly.
  2. Love the challenge of the day, whatever it may be.
  3. Get out of results and get into process.
  4. Know that nothing will bother or upset you on the golf course, and you will be in a great state of mind for every shot.
  5. Playing with a feeling that the outcome doesn’t matter is always preferable to caring too much.
  6. Believe fully in yourself so you can play freely.
  7. See where you want the ball to go before every shot.
  8. Be decisive, committed and clear.
  9. Be your own best friend.
  10. Love your wedge and your putter.

The same points for life:

  1. Live life to its fullest.  Don’t just exist.
  2. Love the challenge of the day, whatever it may be.
  3. Get out of results and get into process.
  4. Know that nothing will bother or upset you during your day, and you will be in a great state of mind for what ever comes your way.
  5. Live with feeling.
  6. Believe fully in yourself so you can live freely.
  7. See where you want your life to go.
  8. Be decisive, committed and clear.
  9. Be your own best friend.
  10. Be Grateful and love your life.

There is a direct relationship between playing well in golf and life.  It really is up to you to decide how well your golf game can be!  The first step to playing well, as in life, is to make the decision to do those positive changes to lower your score.  Anyone can do it – including you!

I am a grateful golfer!  Enjoy the holiday season!

4 thoughts on “Playing Well in Golf and Life

  1. Great post Jim,

    Yes I agree, no question when things are going well it all falls into place. Early this year on a birthday weekend when I had such a great time and everything worked out.

    Stayed at a nice hotel with my girlfriend, had a round of golf with mates. I was in a great mood and shot a great round and topped it off with a hole in one.

    Happy off on the course and you are happy on the course = great golf and lower scores!

    Cheers

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