“The most important shot in golf is the next one”
As some of you know I’ve been playing a lot of golf lately and soon I’ll be playing at Wentworth so keep an eye on my channels for content from that experience. Golf can bring you incredible joy and absolute despair in the blink of an eye and in general as a sport it is extremely frustrating.
I’ve found that progress isn’t so much 2 steps forward and one step back but rather some complex mathematical sum with steps in all directions and in all honesty I’ve got no idea if I’m going forward or backward at all. However, I have realised that golf is teaching me a lot outside of the sport and this realisation is what led me to the title and theme of today’s post.
So I thought I would start to rattle off some of the lessons I’ve learnt about life from golf.
1. No matter how good things are it can all go south really quick – I’ve had moments where I’m playing my best golf and then one shot or one hole completely breaks me.
2. Patience is the key to it long term – I admit I can be impatient at times and the truth is that more often than not it gets you no where. Patience may feel difficult in the moment but it’s definitely a quicker way to get to where you want to be.
3. Overthinking can really mess with your head – I feel a lot of golfers out there will agree with this. The more you get stuck inside your own head and overthink the worse your game can become and you loose sight the important things. In life I think the same thing happens. Overthinking tends never to help and getting out of your own head is key.
4. Getting ahead helps so much – on the golf course a good start and getting ahead on the early holes eases the pressure and then you relax and then you play even better. Well at least this is what I find. Nothing worse than a bad start and then pushing to play catch-up with the pressure getting to you. Again, in life a good start to most things from big ideas to small tasks tends to be hugely helpful.
and finally 5. Enjoy things when you can – good form and good scoring on the golf course feels great and you are reminded of why you love playing. The life lesson here for me was enjoy moments whenever you can. You don’t know when they will be back, you don’t know how long they will last but just enjoy yourself when you can…otherwise what’s the point.
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