Today we played our 2nd round at Saunton Sands golf course. The weather was AMAZING! Just perfect for golf !
Short sleeve weather with just the tiniest of sea breezes and the views at this golf course are just gorgeous!
Anyway, I didn't start off very well, good drive, 2nd ( and 3rd ) into the nearest bumker, no score on that hole!
The next few holes were not much better and the old feelings of frustration and golfing misery were starting to re-appear!
I started working through the mental training that I've been working on in my golf mental programme and slowly, in my head, started to turn things around.
Now, who knows whether you feel better mentally because you start to play better golf, or you start to play better golf because you feel better mentally and I really believe it's the latter but slowly and surely, as my mental attitude improved, my golf game turned into that of another person.
I told myself that I was going to enjoy my game WHATEVER the score was and focussed SO hard on just hitting the ball in front of me and to be truthful, I played the best golf I've played in a long time and ended up with scoring 20 points on the back 9 !
My best score in forever and especially gratifying as it was on a course that was new to me. So together with my 'frustrated' front 9 score of 11 points I finished with a respectable total of 31 points so just dropping 5 points off my current handicap of 13 !
The mental golf game improvement is a slow, ongoing process but is most definitely working and I'm beginning to enjoy playing again.
More tomorrow when we play Ilfracombe Golf Course !