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Does a bad round of golf in the morning spoil your day ?

post #1 of 7
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Folks,

 

Being a high handicapper, many of my rounds are terrible. Since I play early mornings, I don't feel good after a bad round. For example I feel anxious during the day to go back and play a decent round. Other times I keep on imagining a good golf swing during the daytime and how I will execute it next time.

 

Inspite of knowing the fact that I am a high handicapper, I still feel down and out after a bad round. I have heard many people say that enjoy the game even if you are not hitting well. But I am not able to do that.

 

Is it normal to feel frustrated, depressed after a bad round ? Or do most people here enjoy the round no matter how they have played ? Should I go into the round with very low expectations ? Stopping playing on the course till I have reached a certain handicap or skill is not an option since now I have become addicted to going on the course at least 4 times a week for 9 hole rounds. Can't live with golf and cannot live without it !!!

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 7

Short answer.... Yes

 

Long answer.... Yes

post #3 of 7
It took me years to get past that stuff. I'm now able to enjoy golf for the sake of enjoying golf. Sure a bad round is not as fun as a good round but it is better than digging ditches. Funny thing is, once I learned how to really stay in the moment on the course and to let go of bad shots and look forward to the next shot I started having a lot less bad rounds. Or maybe I'm just better at forgetting the bad rounds? In any case, life is far better now.

After a bad round try to just remember the good shots you did make, even if there's only a handful, focus on those and ditch the rest.
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

It took me years to get past that stuff. I'm now able to enjoy golf for the sake of enjoying golf. Sure a bad round is not as fun as a good round but it is better than digging ditches. Funny thing is, once I learned how to really stay in the moment on the course and to let go of bad shots and look forward to the next shot I started having a lot less bad rounds. Or maybe I'm just better at forgetting the bad rounds? In any case, life is far better now.

After a bad round try to just remember the good shots you did make, even if there's only a handful, focus on those and ditch the rest.


Same for me, I might be gurmpy in the car ride home, but trying to figure out what I'm eating for lunch pretty much gets my mind off of a bad round!

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

Short answer.... Yes

 

Long answer.... Yes

 

Yep, pretty much me too.  A bad round sticks with me for a lot longer than it probably should.

 

But, so does a good round!  :-)

post #6 of 7

For most golfers, the end result is what they have on the score card.

If they score well, it's a good day. If their score is high, they had a bad day.

 

But at my club,

it's a totally different story.

If any of the guys get a few Cha-Chingo's out of my retirement fund,

they have had a great day.

 

Most of the days, I just whistle all the way to the Bank !!!!

 

Except for a few which have been on a direct deposit program for years.

Then it's straight to the bar for a few brewski's !!!!

 

Club Rat

post #7 of 7

Any round in the morning, makes my day... punk :-)

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