‘You do need to put golf in per­spec­tive’

Be­com­ing a dad helped him see a big­ger pic­ture

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As well as a new prac­tice regime, I had an­other change in my life that has helped in my suc­cess too – be­com­ing a dad. That new per­spec­tive def­i­nitely changed me. I have less time, or rather I could have the same amount of time if I wanted, but I choose to be a de­cent dad as well. It helps to know there is no chance I have the time to make big swing changes to get me in bet­ter­look­ing po­si­tions here and there. So, I know I am go­ing to go with the time I have and the swing I have. Be­fore, on a week off, I would train for four hours a day and I would end up go­ing into the tour­na­ment over­trained and ex­hausted. I was al­ways so ner­vous if I had ‘it’ or not. Now I think “if I have ‘it’ great, if

I don’t I’ll just keep work­ing. I prob­a­bly will have it soon”. Be­fore, I put so much pres­sure on my­self to have ‘it’ be­cause my en­tire be­ing, how I felt, was so re­lated to how I played on the golf course in a tour­na­ment. What my scores were. Now I am more both­ered with how I per­form on a shot-per-shot ba­sis and whether I am im­prov­ing in that area or not. It’s a big dif­fer­ence.

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