Once you learn how to correctly swing a golf club, and continue to practice, you can usually play a good game - not as brilliant as the pros who practice about 8 hours everyday, but passable. There are times when you're really in the zone, and then there are other times. My co-author Dave Bisbee calls that, "going down the staircase to golf hell." That's exactly what Adam Scott did, and I had a little taste of it myself last week.
I was in a match play tournament, and because my handicap was 10 higher than the others, all I had to do was shoot a fairly good game-which I did, the first two weeks. Then came the third week. After a rocky start, I played well. Coming down the back stretch I had a real chance. I kept missing the 2 foot putts. Now I'm a great putter, so it wasn't skill - it was purely mental.
Golf is such a mental game, as evidenced by Tiger's demise on tour the last two years. I'm determined to find a way to stay in the zone. If you know of any great tricks, let me know. I'm open. Keep 'em in the fairways!