With Christmas in our review mirror, the emotional roller coaster of festivities is leveling off. I hope that you have some thrilling moments and were able to share them with loved ones. As I shared a few of my own, I could not stop and notice the parallels of excitement to hitting an awesome shot in golf. The elation of success is fleeting and unfortunately so is the initial opening of presents. However, the thrill of both event is addictive and leaves you wanting more.
During the 2020 golf season, I had some great games that were an accumulation of many good shots. There was one shot in a tournament where I shot closest to the hole and won a kayak that stands out. However, the elation of that shot came later when I was informed that I won this special prize. The thrill lasted for about a day, then it was over.
Sometimes my thrill mounts on my first approach shot of the year. I like to pretend that how this shot goes, goes the rest of my season. However, regardless of the results, I keep a positive attitude. This approach kind of reminds me of this:
Hitting some thrilling shot is also a matter of perspective. What others consider a mediocre shot, I may thing is fantastic. Only you can judge the results of any shot to determine your emotional response. I have seen shots that were a result of a lucky bounce where the ball went in the hole that my playing partner was a fantastic shot. Well, the fortunate bounce for me does not elicit the same thrilling response as chipping in from 50 yards because that was my intended shot. Again, the thrill is a matter of perspective.
Regardless of how you assess a thrilling golf shot, I think we can all agree that we would be thrilled to sink any one of the shots below:
Have an awesome Holidays!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!