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Hey, guys, I just wanted to hear from some of you guys on how you manage to stay competitive while also managing your nerves and emotions. I absolutely love golf, but I also get wayyy to pissed off whenever things go wrong. It seems like the only time I can play golf and enjoy it is when I absolutely do not care about the outcome, but I love the idea of playing competitive golf. I'm signed up in my local amateur golf tour, and I really want to hear of some tactics you guys use to calm your nerves and be "mentally tough" so-to-speak. That is, how do you find the balance between wanting/expectin
In the spirit of the new year, resolutions and all that BS, I submit to you a new year's resolution that works, not only for golf, but for ones whole life. Most people have heard of mindfulness, but most of those who have heard of it don't know what it is. Not really. So, this is my contribution to TST and the wider golf universe: Sit down, and be quiet. Follow your breath. Much of the game of golf is played in what is called the most important six inches--between the ears. Everyone has heard of "being in the moment." Most of us have experienced being in the moment, if not for long. Unfor
Nobody's ever become a good golfer simply by knowing , intellectually, what they need to do. You can't take a guy who's never played golf before and have him breaking 80 simply by understanding, intellectually, how to hit perfect golf shots, putts, etc. Ben Hogan dug it out of the dirt. The meaning of that has been twisted various ways over time, but nobody has (as far as I know) twisted it to mean he simply "thought about it a lot." The very act of digging implies physical effort. Golf appeals to intellectual people more than other sports. On its face, it appears to be a game that