Tomorrow I play 18. I’ve been battling some “issues” in my personal life and these issues have turned into demons on the course. It’s tough for me to concentrate on the course right now. My game has suffered lately and my patience is very thin.
I played in my Tuesday league this week with the thought of one word: patience. It helped because I shot a 74 with a double/bogey start. Every time I felt mad about hitting a bad shot or lipping out one of the 10 times under 10 feet, I just said the word “patience.” It helped. I even laughed at myself. It’s either try to overcome the mental demons and frustrations or I may break every club AND the bag if I crack.
So tomorrow’s money game will be a real mental test. In last week’s money game I failed the test. The whole round I felt like I wanted to leave. I’ve never felt that before on the course. My confidence and my wallet paid the price. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.