Bad Holes

Don’t let bad holes get you down: fight to get those strokes back on the remaining holes.

“Oh my goodness, I just quadruple bogeyed the eighth!” Good players will go one direction from here and bad players another. Bad players will assume that their round is trashed and give up. Good players will say “hey, I only have to make up three or four strokes. I’ve got ten holes to do it. That’s just a good chip, a long putt, and a pair of solid shots on that tricky par five.”

Good players don’t get down on themselves after a bad hole. Whether it helps you to think that the golf course “owes you a few” or whether you have to “fight back,” pick a winning strategy, a positive mindset, and not a negative one. You may end up playing some of your best golf.

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