Two golfers meet each other for the first time – what is the first question they ask?
“What is your handicap?”
The veiled question is: “Are you better than me?”
When you come off course – first question people ask is: “What did you shoot?”
We are culturally focussed on results.
But results are just one part of the picture, and they don’t always come to order. Not even Tiger Woods can guarantee results every time.
If you enjoyment of the game of golf is dependant on results only, then you are going to be a pretty unhappy golfer.
Worse still, unhappy golfers tend to get into a vicious circle by making mistakes and getting tense…
Shifting your focus away from results can make a huge difference to your game.
For example – aside from getting results, what is it you really enjoy about playing golf?
The fresh air? The friendly banter? The view from the 15th?
Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
Ps – If you have my Players Programme Deluxe, you’ll find the topics in the ‘How to Think Like Pro’ course helpful here. You’ll learn how the pros find balance in our results driven culture, and the two most important questions they ask themselves after every round of golf they play.