“Hi grandpa how are you?”
“Mark! how are you buddy, what are you doing out here today? Where’s your mother?” “Mum dropped me off and will pick me up at 4pm. Grandpa I wanted to see you and ask you some questions for a school project for Career Week.”
“Really, what can I help you with?”
“Well, you’ve been teaching golfers here at the club for a very long time, and I have to ask a family member some questions about their job or career, and you were the first person I thought of.”
“Wow Mark, I feel privileged that you would think of me first.”
“Yeah, all our family have ‘normal’ jobs Grandpa, but you have a strange job compared to them. Actually, I don’t know anyone else who does what you do.
So I thought you could help me with my questions, as I want to do something different to the rest of my class.”
“Well, I’d be more than happy to help you to understand my “strange job” haha. I’ve got one more lesson to do, and then I can sit down with you to discuss your questions. Why don’t you sit in on this lesson, maybe it will help you with some of your questions.”
“Ok, that’s a great idea.”
“Go sit over there next to my computer.”
Golf is a tough game to learn and play well. To become a successful amateur or professional golfer, you will need to develop your mental and physical skills so that the outcome will be a consistent score average that is lower than 80 percent of the golfers you compete against most of the time.
And one of the consistent challenges that you will face as you develop your skills and confidence, is the managing of your emotions along the way to a lower golf score average.
Your emotional state can significantly influence the quality of your golf shots and your golf score, and also influence your future performances depending on how you manage them.