Earlier this year, I made a promise to myself that if I was golfing all summer, I would break 100. Well, that didn't happen. But, despite only golfing about four times this whole summer, I've managed to get really close (101 - twice!)
So here I am, getting ready for the biggest trip of my life, and all I can think about is how much I want to break 100 by the end of the year. In fact, I absolutely refuse to go into 2016 without a scorecard that reflects my achievement.
Last week, I finally had a chance to make it to a new course. I played Lookout Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a fun desert course with a lot of chances to show my skills. After losing valuable practice and course time over the past few months, I would have never bet on myself to shoot a 47 on the front nine. Yes! I did that. Unreal.
It didn't end as happy, but it was a valiant effort. My one rule for breaking 100 is to not take yourself too seriously. Going out there and beating yourself up for making a mistake will only lead to a bad round of golf. That's what happened last weekend when I had a hiccup on hole 10.
After playing a pretty amazing front nine, I thought mistakes were unacceptable. This "way-too-hard-on-myself" mindset put a strain on the back nine and led me to a lot of miss hits and three-putts. (SAD FACE!)
So, breaking 100 this year with me? Then, let's tune our minds to the correct place. Every hole is it's own. Forget any mistakes made on previous ones and put your attention on moving forward. Breaking 100 will be cake when we go out, enjoy ourselves, and visualize our goal.
Go out and hit those greens!
THE LESSONS BLOG FROM AMY, THE GOLFER BABE
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