If you ever thought that one golf shot is not enough to change your fortunes on the golf course, I suggest you revisit your thinking. I can make this bold statement because Scottie Scheffeler made that miracle shot at The Masters on the third hole that turned his fortunes around 180 degrees. It was a two stroke swing, but more importantly it changed his disposition (and confidence) to a point where he never looked back. He gained total control over the rest of his round that propelled him to victory!
Of course, the opposite is true as well. A poor shot can make your round take in a hurry. The highs and lows that affect our rounds are actually a mental thing. The positivity of a great shot is something I wish I could bottle, but unfortunately it is just not possible. Or is it?
If the one thing that this years Masters showed is that staying focused and positive during all shots is a must to play great golf. If we analyze Rory McIlroy’s round, he responded to all poorish shots with a confident great shot. His collapse from playing great (which seems to happen more often than it should) did not happen and you could see his confidence growing until he topped it off with a chip in out of the sand on the 18th hole. McIlroy’s historic round was a texted book case of staying mentally positive and building on great shots.
Keeping a strong mental positive attitude when playing golf is a must to play your best. The highs and lows of a great golf shots are something that are managed by mental toughness. I am continuing to research on how to develop a no-fail mental process to maximize my successes of a great shot. I kind of have a good process not, but it is not 100%, so my research journey continues.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!