This won­der­ful game is played by mil­lions of peo­ple around the world. And as tech­ni­cally cor­rect as we all want to be.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

Kevin Smith on per­son­al­ity types and just en­joy­ing the game.

What we need to un­der­stand is that this is very much a game played by hu­mans. With each one of us hav­ing very dif­fer­ent phys­i­cal abil­i­ties, per­son­al­i­ties, de­meanours and fu­elled by very hu­man emo­tions.

All of this can be seen each week on TV with the very best male and fe­male Golf Pro­fes­sion­als go­ing head to head to get a ‘W' next to their names.

I'm sure you would agree that no one looks or acts ab­so­lutely the same as an­other. They may be sim­i­lar in de­meanour or sim­i­lar in swing shape. But we are all in­di­vid­u­als, which is what makes us unique and very spe­cial and also makes us tick when un­der some form of pres­sure.

So what's your de­meanour and how do you like to think and or play?

Are you any of the be­low? So what­ever per­son­al­ity you are. Or player you may be sim­i­lar to.

Maybe be­ing a lit­tle of each would be nice.

Or maybe be­ing the best ex­am­ple of 'you' is even bet­ter?

For me it's im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that golf is still 'just a game' played by hu­mans, filled with hu­man emo­tions. That com­bines both skill and luck. And that we en­sure that we al­ways keep this great game in per­spec­tive. With also ex­cept­ing that just like us, the game of golf is not a game of per­fect.

Poor shots and bad bounces will still oc­cur, no mat­ter how good you might be playing on the day.

So learn to take this fact on the chin. Put the club away gen­tly, en­joy the won­der­ful golf course and the great com­pany, whilst 'smelling the flow­ers', in be­tween each and ev­ery shot.

And put the fun back into your golf. Just as Ly­dia is do­ing once again right now.

En­joy be­ing hu­man my fel­low golfers.

The Swash Buck­ling artist that Seve was?

Maybe you're the 'Talker' like Jor­dan Spi­eth? If so here's hop­ing, (un­like mine) your golf ball has ears!

Or ex­tremely ex­pres­sive and cre­ative like the ball bend­ing Bub­ber Wat­son?

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