Drew's Quick Tips to Better Golf
Quite often I will ask a golfer as they enter the pro shop, “How are you doing today?” The response I often get back is “I will let you know after I finish my round.” I always reply back, “don’t let that decide how you are. You are not your golf score.”
Recently, I received a wonderful e-mail from Tim Kremer, M.A., and Founder of Spirit of Golf about improving our golf mind that addresses this issue…
A guy sees his puppy chewing his slippers and says, “Max, you are driving me crazy.” He could have said, “Max, I am allowing you to drive me crazy.”
A guy on the golf course sees the ball going right and says, “Darn, this slice is really making me mad.” He could have said, “Darn, I am really allowing this slice to make me mad.” That is the difference between victimization and taking back our power.
So, next time you are on the golf course, realize that you and you alone control the direction of your mental focus. Control your game; don’t let your game control you.