MENTALITY, WHAT TYPE OF GOLFER ARE YOU?
This wonderful game is played by millions of people around the world. And as technically correct as we all want to be.
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?