“Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” -Bobby Jones
There are many things to love about playing golf and the mental side is high on the list. That came to mind after watching the British Open and seeing how Jordan Spieth’s knowledge of the rules and ability to keep his composure led to aa amazing five hole finish for the ages.
From beginner to low handicapper the mental side of the game truly depends a great deal on your mental frame of mind.
No one is known more for getting golfers in good frame of mind than Dr. Bob Rotella.
So many good tips from Dr. Bob, but “beat them with patience” and “embrace your golf personality.” As he writes, “Some players like Anthony Kim love to socialize on the course. Others like Retief Goosen keep to themselves. The key is to find what works best for you.”
I’m still looking into to what works best for me. A few weeks ago after a business trip I had just a brief time to play. I got the course quickly to meet my partners and played right away without much a warmup. Now normally I would say a great warmup is big for me to feel comfortable. This time thought I really hit great drives and felt the most relaxed I had it in while. Maybe it was a one time thing. Maybe it was more. I’ll keep watching and tracking for the future.
Knowing who you are and what you are doing is always important and obviously so in golf. I’ll keep learning that, but will not overthink it, after all golf is meant to be – fun.
Hope you enjoy your next round and good luck on that five-inch course, too!
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