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I personally try to forget about it,move on or just laugh about it. then get on with the game.
how do you deal with it?
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It's golf. Even the top in the world make mistakes. Make the best of your bad shot, whether it's just getting it back in play or gambling to make a well done recovery shot and keep on going.
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I personally try to forget about it,move on or just laugh about it. then get on with the game.

Big deal, so I have a bit more of a challenge. Sure beats just about any indoor activity.

If you're in a tournament and this happens, tell yourself you're just that good: you can spot the rest of the field whatever advantage in strokes they have over you for that bad shot and you can still win. Golf is about making the most of your mistakes, not playing perfectly. Do yourself a big favor and go read Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella. I got this about a week ago and it has helped me tremendously.
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recover?

HA!

i dont recover too well.

itll take me at least 3 shots to forget about the bad shot.

i could hit about 10 great shots in a row, then i hit a bad one.

and its in my head for the rest of the hole.
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Two answers if the big shot puts u deep in the wood or with no angle to the pin, take the shot out of the woods or the layup shot very seriously. Try to put the shot as close to a spot as u can. Often coming out trouble u have the length of a fairway or atleast the width. If you miss ur spot often, youll still be in good shape. If you hit your spot great, either way its a step in the right direction. Putting and the recover are separated good and great rounds regardless of your handicap.
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One bad shot or one bad hole usually don't faze me. After a few bad holes, I tell myself I'm a better player than this, to be patient and the score will come.
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recover?

I thought I was the only one that suffered this way. The only thing that can take me out of my game quicker than this is if I dont like my shot and someone tells me "Good Shot". At that point I'm ready to explode

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I try to forget about a single bad shot. I pull out my "go to" club - currently a 7 iron - and make my next shot, knowing that I almost never miss with that club. I expect to make a dozen bad shots per round, and I play accordingly - I fall back and play for par, bogey at worst when that happens. Unless I got a really lucky break, and it wasn't a bad miss... (Even when I play for birdie, I have an annoying tendency to three-jack for bogey.)

When I have four or five bad shots in a row, though, I tend to lose it. I've chucked clubs more than a few times, and kicked the golf cart, or slammed my fist down on something. After that, though, I usually recover on the next hole. My only problem is when I hold it in and brood on it - it will send my game into a tailspin, and then I won't break 100 that day. I'm better off letting it out.
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i have to agree bums! if i don't slam something or give a little curse it stays inside me and keeps kicking my ass!

i played with a couple random guys this weekend and had a streak of about 6 holes that made me want to slit my wrist and i was being nice and keeping my composure when i really needed one of those stress blasts!!!!
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i have to agree bums! if i don't slam something or give a little curse it stays inside me and keeps kicking my ass!

Try keeping your composure during the club championship, after tweaking your wrist on the 11th hole and having your father in your foursome (who would obviously give me hell if I lost it on the course). Went out in 41, came back in..ugh, 56. Four triples and a quad, right in a row.

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I had a bad weekend this past, and I finally got to go out and golf on sunday, right before tee time, I got a phone call that ended up being some bad news, it threw my whole game off bc I had to worry during the round to go deal with situation, I didn't want to make everyone else miserable, so I just tried to laugh it off and then bought a six pack for back 9
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I didn't want to make everyone else miserable, so I just tried to laugh it off and then bought a six pack for back 9

always helps the bad days!
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