Welp, another year and another Paskin Challenge in the books with a 3rd straight victory for your truly! We included our other 2 buddies this time, so we changed it from 36-hole match play to 36-hole net stroke play. The Giraffe of Shame was actually decided after the first 18 as the best player of the four of us had a tough first round and decided to go home rather than go around again...so he's getting some extra shame with an official "DNF" haha.
With 4 of us now playing, we decided to order a championship belt for the overall winner to take home. Can't wait to sport that thing during our next round as my entire game just clicked over the weekend and I blew the doors off those guys for the first time all year! I'll post a picture when it comes in .
P.S. - didn't want to start a new thread for this but apologize for bumping an old one here.
I voted no, and I agree with pretty much everything said already.
One thing to add, though. This is only the 3rd time the FedEx hasn't been won by the person who won the Tour Championship. (2008: Vijay; 2009: Tiger) So it's not happening all that often.
Obviously, you physically strike the ball or miss it. That's the goal.
I guess I'm not even sure what we mean by "mental game". Do we mean basic things like picking the correct club for a given shot or reading a putt? Or do we mean things like a person's resolve, temperament and focus? The first is trivial. Even I can generally sort out which club I should use in a given situation. If its the second, I'm not sure how you'd "practice" it.
Alternatively, maybe you'd define mental as simply the process of making decisions related to the game of golf. Would physical not simply be a reflection of the mental?