Hi fellow TTers
Hope this finds everyone doing well. Just sharing an experience of a falling apart, a meltdown of sorts. The last few rounds I have played I've shot 80, 88, 86 and 85, playing pretty consistently. Last year I also shot mostly mid-80s and had two rounds in the 70s, 79 & 77.
This past Sunday my foursome had the final round of our year-long tournament (called the Fed-Up Cup), I was in the lead but pretty nervous leading up to the round. During the week I was reading some of the books I have on the mental side of the game, and also started going through one of my favorite instructional books by Leadbetter.
Well, I imagine this was all a mistake as Sunday came and I had no game and no feel, and just basically couldn't get anything going. I had a mini-run of a few pars on the back nine where I hit the ball very well, but other than that my game just fell apart.
Thoughts, suggestions, etc? What I've re-learned from this is that you have to play the game without technical, mechanical thoughts going on. I think my mind was just churning with too many swing thoughts and too many "what ifs?". One last note, not sure if it effected me much or not, but I was also playing with a pulled muscle in my left leg. It did hurt but I as able to walk and swing without too much discomfort.