Have you ever played a round of golf where nothing good was happening? Of course everyone is shaking their heads up and down because we have all been there. Additionally, have you have played a round of golf where nothing bad has happened either? It just seems we are on cruise control as we shoot some bogies and pars, but nothing exciting is happening. It is as if we are waiting for something good to happen!
I have played many rounds of golf where it seemed as if I was waiting for that one great shot to happen. Try as I might, I could not find that spark to ignite an average round of 4 or 5 over to a fantastic round of even par. It just never seemed to happen.
Now I have tried to press the issue with disastrous results. Thinking I am playing the right odds, but in fact taking needless chances because I was becoming impatient. I refused to believe that I could not make something happen and I was right! I made the wrong thing happen and as a result my score suffered.
Golf is about persistence. Staying focused on the goals of the round and of the year. It is a slow incremental walk towards success and instant gratification is not the path to the promised land. This year was an off year, but I am not deterred; I am focused on the same goals I started 2018 with but will have to push them down stream until 2019. When life throws you a curve ball, it is important to stay calm and patient because pressing the matter could result in a worse golf score.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!