Are you comfortable being uncomfortable?
There is a phrase in psychology called the ironic process: it means we think about the things we fear most at the times when we least want to think about them.
Golfers who stand up best to the pressures of the game have learned mechanisms to deal with it and learning to feel comfortable being uncomfortable is one of them.
Players who deal well with pressure experience the same doubts as those who do not, and the difference is their focus then shifts to what the shot demands.
To cope with fear, stay with the shot at hand and not the consequences of what may go wrong.
Out of Bounds: "He who ploughs a straight furrow is probably in a rut."
About the author
- Writer: Brett Brasier