Well, this is written well before August 8th because I’m in Hawaii, enjoying vacation. It’s my first trip to this beautiful state and I’m sure I’m going to love it. I’ll be actually playing golf—someone pick Lynn and Debbie off the floor—at Kapalua. I expect to enjoy the scenery and the challenges and maybe even a few shots!!!! But I also expect, based on everything I’ve heard, to feel like the girls at the Evian trying to figure out putting there! (Think I’ll blame it all on rental clubs!)
But guess what? Am I going to allow how I play and what I shoot to determine whether or not I enjoy my golf? Absolutely not! We all preach, and most golfers believe that the game is about so much more than score and athletic performance. But think about it. Do you really live that creed? Do you enjoy the experience of playing golf, when you’re with friends, out in the beauty of nature, away from normal stresses. Or, do you let yourself be beat up, or made angry, or become no fun to play with—just because of a shot, shots or score. Oh, I know, it is way easier to enjoy it when you are playing well. But again, think about it. You just may be like the pro-am partner of Lee Trevino’s. The man was pitching a fit about bad shots and not playing well so Lee asked him a few questions: How many lessons have you had? How long have you played? How much do you practice? Etc. After the man had honestly answered the questions, Lee shook his head, smiled at the guy and said, “Man, you’re not good enough to get that mad!”
Think about it!