So much this. I have an excessive fear of hitting it OB. If there are houses around I'm aiming in the trees on the other side. Not good.
Shawn Paul wrote:
One time I was right at the apex of my backswing and this dudes cell phone went off. It wasn't even a cool ring tone but a totally generic iphone marimba ring. I looked at him like, "really dude?" with my best B!-atch face. The official asked him if he turned it off but the damage was already done.
After that I just couldn't pull it together and in frustration I tilled the earth with my putter like it was a plow harnessed to an ox through 5 greens. If I can't have her, no one will.
(In a few years this post isn't going to make any sense lol)
There are different theories on what % of the golf game is mental, but it certainly is a factor. What messes with the mental side of your game? Trying to avoid hazards? Trying to be bogey free? Noise, or chatter? Slow play? Self pressure to play a low score or maintain or lower your handicap? Something else or a combination of things?
I have no mental side. I just hit it, find it, and hit it again.