Playing alone, as usual, I was paired with a father-son duo, both of whom were very good players. On nine, the son, playing from the back tees, hit a 300+ hard drive, pitched a shot to the center of the green, putted to within a foot—and then missed the putt. He missed the three foot combacker, too.
“That’s the thing about golf,” his father said. “The one footers count for as much as the 300 yard drive.”
That’s good advice. Don’t let your concentration waiver. Every stroke adds one to the scorecard.
This mental golf tip is an excerpt from The Five Inch Course: Thinking Your Way To Better Golf.