Have you ever been on the course when everything is going beyond all expectations? I have and unfortunately it does not happen as often as I want. However, when it does happen I revel in its glory and enjoy the moment. Additionally, I have the confidence to try new things and not worrying if it would work out; fortunately, it usually does!
I remember playing a round of golf when everything was going very well; it ended up being my first sub-par round. It happened at Circle Pine Golf Course in Borden on a cooler over cast day. I was playing in a tournament to make the Military Base Team and this round vaulted me to first over all and Team Captain.
On the 12th hole, par 5, I hit a my drive left off the tee. I was down in a gully with a blocked shot to the green. The safe play was to punch out and play for par. Sitting even at this point, I was making everything and every shot seemed easy. So, I thought I would I try the low percentage shot through the trees lay up to 100 yards.
I grabbed my 4 iron and played it back in my stance. I had a full swing so I decided that if I was going to hit this low percentage shot, I might as well hit it hard. And I did.
To my astonishment, I hit a very small gap left of my aim point and my ball flew clean through the opening like a rocket. The results were more than I could hope for as my ball shaped slightly right and ended up 60 yards from the green in the middle of the fairway! This shot set me up for a birdie (which I made) and a final score of 70; 2 under par!
I felt confident making this shot because of all the other shots I made earlier in the round. Each helped grow my confidence to try something I knew was not the right shot, but was the right shot at the time. It is very hard to explain, but I am sure many of you innately understand what I am talking about.
Moving and shaking on the golf course happens from time to time. It generally is the most successful when we least expect it. Making difficult shots is easier when your confidence is high as a result of a great round. It seems that anything is possible!
Have you had a round when nothing seems to go wrong?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!