As you might have guessed, yesterday’s round of golf was terrible. I actually stopped counting (well not really) after the front nine 6 over 42. It was not the score that was the challenge, it was how I was swinging the clubs. Nothing felt smooth or natural. It was if I was fighting the entire round. By the end of 18 holes, I was tired and emotionally drained. Does this sound familiar?
Well of course it does. There is no way every round of golf is going to be spectacular. For the amount of golf I play, there has to be some rounds that are just not up to par! (yes, I said it!) And yesterdays round was mine.
Now it is time to put things into perspective. Mmmmm…… lets see; I was not working, it was sunny and 23º C, I was playing with a good friend and we finished in 3 hours. OK, after examining these counters to a tough swinging day, I had a fantastic round of golf. It really is a matter of perspective and I focused on the wrong things.
Not playing well is something that amateurs contend with on a regular basis. I am not sure the reason or the frequency of the poor rounds, but they do come and when they do, that is the time to smile and be reflective on the positive things relating to golf. It works very well for my psyche and overall disposition. Actually, I cannot image being angry after a game of golf; it just does not make any sense to me.
So, the next time you are struggling on the course, it might help to put everything into perspective. It will change your attitude, thoughts and maybe your score. It is important to always remember: A bad day on the golf course is better than……..
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!