I have been a subscriber for many years and I don’t recall seeing anything in the magazine that I and, I suspect, many of my age group suffer from.
I am a 73-year-old and play, weather permitting, three times a week, so am reasonably fit.
My big problem is my concentration. An analogy I use when I try to describe it to my golfing friends is that it is like someone has turned a switch off in my brain when I start my swing. My mind seems to go completely blank and I end up lashing at the ball like a whirling dervish.
When I do manage to hold my concentration I can hit the ball as well as I did back in the day when I played off six. My handicap now is 17 but I am rarely able to play to it.
So the holy grail for me is to find some way of improving my concentration – it’s become so severe that I’ve even considered hypnosis!
I would love to see an article in Golf World by one of your mind gurus on the subject to get me back to where I was. It is very possible that I am clutching at a very short straw, but I live in hope! Brian Gilbert, Braunton