‘You do need to put golf in perspective’
Becoming a dad helped him see a bigger picture
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.