Recently, my buddy, Blair, and I were discussing our golf game. He explained that holes 11 through 13 were his nemesis. For the life of him, he could not get these holes out of his mind. He is always waiting for the shoe to drop, even though he may hit a great shot. Through our discussion, we concluded that he was not confident with is game playing those three holes!
His trepidation is really unfounded because most of last year and the beginning of this year, he played those three holes very well. He knows this, but has difficulty when he stands on the 11th tee, waiting to hit. Negative thoughts creep in and his confidence erodes faster that a sand bank on a rushing river.
I actually have no words of advice for my friend. I am not sure how to help him overcome this hurdle. So I am asking you if you have any suggestions or ideas to help him overcome his mental challenges and build his confidence? What would you do?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!