- Compare yourself to others. For extra misery, pick others who do well what you do poorly.
- Judge your day soley on your score.
- Don't chat with your fellow competitors. Your goal instead is to walk along silently and focus on your golf 100% of the time on the course.
- Fail to appreciate the beauty of the course, the sounds of birds or the colors of nature.
- Blame any problems on a: the course conditions b: the weather c: the pace d: others
- Whenever you make a mistake, give yourself a good talking to. Include derogatory terms such as idiot and moron. For extra emphasis, dwell on the negative self-talk for at least a hole.
- Spend a good deal of time going over past shots in the round.
- Spend any remaining time thinking about the shot over water coming up on the next par 3.
- Picture your score being printed online while still playing.
- Look to your parents, your teacher, your fans for constant approval and base your happiness on their reactions. Make sure that they can tell you are unhappy when you don't hit a good shot so they know you expect more from yourself. Bogies should be followed by scowls, while birdies are what you expect, so no real need to smile.
Golf is a game to be played.
a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
an amusement or pastime: children's games.
the material or equipment used in playing certain games: a store selling toys and games.
a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more persons who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that of spectators.
verb (used without object)
to exercise or employ oneself in diversion, amusement, or recreation.
to do something in sport that is not to be taken seriously.
to amuse oneself; toy; trifle (often followed by with ).
to take part or engage in a game.