Good observation. In 1970 a guy by the name of Herbert Benson wrote a book called the Relaxation Response. In it he studies "Fight or Flight " the reaction when confronted with a frightening situation, the body prepares itself to either fight the threat or run from it. The muscles tighten and breath is short. The problem is our bodies do not know the difference between a real threat and a perceived one, so if that 3 ft birdie put is perceived as a threat, we go into fight or flight.
I am in a Sports Analysis class. If you could take 5 minutes to answer these questions (Doesn't have to be all), it would be greatly appreciated.
The goal of this is to show how the average thinks compared to the pro. I have the responses from a few high level ams, and a pro.
State your handicap in responses...
1. 40 foot putt or 15 foot chip?
2. Front, Middle, or Back hole location?
3. Uphill or Downhill shot?
4. Downwind or into wind wedge shot?
5. Hard 7i or soft 6i?
6. Go to tee shot?
7. Chip and run or spinner?
8. When chipping off green, flagstick in or out?
9. Most pressure you felt in golf.