Most golfers rarely spend the time to learn a new move or uncover a problem before they flit off to something new. And they don’t practice deliberately
But as golfers, we’re not supposed to get mad. If you’re read one article in your life on the mental game, it likely said anger makes you play crappy.
Getting angry and feeling disappointed about golf is absurd and irrational, but we do many absurd and irrational things anyway.
Tim O’Connor discusses pressure, stress and excitement and how we can deal with each both in our golf game and our everyday lives.
I’m telling myself what to do. “Don’t leave it short. What will go wrong.” I have so much noise in my head. I just want to learn how to quiet everything. And I want to putt better.
When I get on the course and I face that first chip of the day, my mouth tastes like metal, my heart tries to jump out of my chest and I’ll either chunk, skull, chilli-dip, or just about miss it.
An extraordinary golf coach, Fred Shoemaker sees golf in a far wider context than anyone that I’ve ever met before. He’s like a golf mystic.
Golf coach Tim O’Connor explains that results come from trying and failing, not from a series of tips and instruction manuals. Your own experience is your best guide.
It’s just a guess, but I’d wager that on your list of things you’d like to accomplish this season there’s a line about sending your index down a few floors.