How often did Michael Jordan think about cheeseburgers, Las Vegas, or sex during a game? How often did he think about these driving around town?
Every star has the physical talent. Only those with superior focus--without the mind wandering--those are the superstars.
How often do you drive across town and wonder whether that last light was red or green?
The ball doesn't know this.
The law of average says at some point we have to agree on something. Well, I agree with you, if we assume that someone can hit a golf ball the same way every single time. They said Ben Hogan had a problem with tournaments. For the final three rounds he had to hit out of his divots from the first round. lol
I don't believe I'll get there, do you? If so, then it would be physical, all the way.
Best wishes, from across the chasm.
80-75 (+11) . On 4 holes i shot +12 and on the other 32 i shot -1.
2 doubles, 1 triple bogey and a 9 on a par 4 (2 balls OB, one with the driver and 1 with the approach shot to the green).
On the hole i made 9 on the first round, i made a 6 on the second. +7 in just one hole played twice.
While it's more physical, the mental side is what most players I've seen overlook. Course management, misplaced anger, letting one bad shot lead to another (or more), poor "decision mapping/game planning (LSW)," etc. It's amazing how many shots some people throw away in a round that could easily be avoided. YMMV
i wonder what a poll with one more choice might yield? Physical, mental, equipment.