Golf and Your Mental Game: Take Time to Calm Down and Relax

If you have just made a bad shot resist the self-destructive abuse you may heap on yourself. Why not calm down and relax. Take a deep breath and keep doing so until you are under control. Don’t let your emotions take control of you. On many holes this year I was on the verge of losing it with rough shots that were chunked but I took the time to step back and analyze these chunk shots out of the rough were a bad part of my game. If you think calmly you might say it is not me. Why does this always happen? I started using a rescue club out of the rough particularly in wet rough where a club can dig in even if you are a scooper. My game improved upon this simple reflection which if I had discovered 20 years ago would have improved my golf game but being so busy with self criticism, I never had the time to calm down and analyze which by the way is more natural when walking than carting.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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