Golf is an emotional game. Regardless of how well you play, you have a sense of something walking off the 18th green. I can tell you that over the years I have felt the entire gambit of emotions, however most of the time I feel grateful and wanting more! There is rarely a day that I walk away frustrated or upset because I played a round of golf. However, this is not the case for everyone and I often wondered why.
A majority of golfers are left wanting more after they finish. In some cases, it is because they do not get enough time to play and others because their passion for the game is still burning. I definitely fall in the latter of the two, but even that emotion waxes and wanes throughout my golf season. Here is what had to say about this question:
At the beginning of golf season, I feel that I could hit the links for 36 holes every day! I feel like I could play round after round, but I know that I have a long season ahead and playing too much too early will dampen my enthusiasm for future rounds. I try to keep a life/golf balance that meets all my needs so I can do everything I want. My life is not a practice round, so I want to experience everything I can, while I can.
When you walk off the course, I think it is important that you feel some level of satisfaction from playing. Enjoying your round, either playing or socially, will enhance your future anticipation of hitting the links. Golf should be something to look forward too, not something you kind of dread.
I cannot tell you how to enjoy your round, but I feel grateful after playing for things like:
- enjoying the company of my fellow golfers
- low golf score
- great shot
- beautiful sunrise or sunset
- picturesque golf course
- the wild life (animals not people)
- the tranquility of walking in nature
- a beautiful sunny day
- winning a tournament
The list could go on and on. It varies for each round because life sets up the conditions of how I face each round. Regardless, I try to keep a positive and open mind so that I will continue to follow my passion of playing golf.
How do you feel when you after playing a round of golf?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!