In our chapter, Yips Dribbles and the Zones, we talk about the four golf personality types, G-O-L-F. Tiger Woods is a G, one who is very demonstrative and goes for the "W" with everything he has. A typical O type is Jim Furyk, who is methodical and, no matter what happens, sticks to his game plan.. An F type is Fred Couples, introspective, easy going, with a rhythmic swing.
John Daly is an L type golfer. An L will take unreasonable risks, and, under stress, gtet disorganized and irrational - a la John Daly and Kevin Costner in the moved, Tin Cup.
John and Kevin, despite their caddy's advice to change strategy and/or clubs, continued to use their chosen club and kept hitting the ball into the water.
Should you find yourself 'going down the staircase to golf hell,' breathe, learn to take on some traits of the other golf types, grip it and rip it!