There is no doubt in my mind that all golfers struggle. No matter how great or experienced of a player we are…..poor things happen from time to time. It is now the end of the world (no really it is not), but sometimes it sure feels that way. Regardless of your shot, it is important not to implode and to respond properly when the train runs off the rails.
If you think that you sometimes you make wildly crazy, out of nowhere shots, take a look at what some professionals did at this year’s Masters:
Yes, everyone is fallible. There is no golfer alive that makes a great shot all the time. In my opinion, it is how we react to these difficult moments that determines what type of golfer we want to become. Personally, I try to put the shot out of my mind, I quietly berate myself for a moment, or I laugh. However, most of my reaction is internal and controlled.
I do not understand how reacting negatively or angrily can help our golf game. It is not a natural thing, nor does it make our game more fun. I realized that much of our reaction is rooted in our expectations, yet it is never helps blow a gasket. I don’t know, am I off base here?
Regardless, it is important to keep in mind that every player makes poor shots. Sometimes they come out of the blue and other times it is caused by other stressors. I have learned to live with my disappointments and also not to have a lasting negative impact on my golf game. Do you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!