I’m stating the obvious when I say that how you think on the golf course has a direct effect on how you play. Your thoughts absolutely matter.
What you focus on is what you get….
It’s seems like an obvious statement, yet on the course, we pretty much all have a hard time controlling our thoughts…. I’d go so far as to say that every golfer thinks about bad shots during a round of golf. Fear, doubt, anxiety, or simply visualizing what you don’t want to happen on a shot are commonplace.
I have more evidence that your focus will bring things to the forefront, and that can be good or that can be bad…
You see my beagle likes to roll around in foul smelling things…. Recently dead animals are a favorite, but poo is his latest thing….
So now I’m on the look out for poo. I’ve been walking my dog a long time. We’ve been hiking together for years! Well, now that I’m looking for poo, I’ve seen it all! Every variety, every stage of it’s ‘life cycle’, every shape and size!!!
So in classic “turn lemons into lemonade” style, I’m going to let my experience with poo make me a better golfer!!!
I have more evidence that if I let my mind focus on bad shots, on missing shots, on bad feeling in my swing, I will bring more of that about! I’m going to be more aware now of what my focus is, and I hope you do the same!
Focus on great shots, on great swings, on the ball going exactly where you want!
Most of you have experienced all manner of “poo shots” on the course, and many of them may have been brought about by focusing on poo….
I’m just sayin’.