Most golfers know this situation. You hit two perfect shots onto the green only to mess up the hole by an awful display of putting.
Not only does this ruin that particular hole and score, but it can put you off your game and plague you for the rest of the course.
This week’s tip
React indifferently to Bad Shots. Holding on to poor shots is extremely counter-productive. The longer we hold onto them, the more frustrated we become and the longer it will take to regain that lost confidence. One of the keys to becoming a better player is quickly letting go of the past and staying in the present. After all, the present is where we need to be to give every shot our best intention.
If you hit a bad shot, look up to the sky or focus on the beauty of your surroundings. Quickly realizing the relative insignificance of what happened will put it in perspective and allow you to move on immediately.
“The whole secret to mastering the game of golf, and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro, is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.” – Arnold Palmer