By Steve Botuchis on
8/14/2009 10:44 AM
Remember you handicap reflects your potential. It reflects your score on your best days. Mathematically you only have a chance of shooting to it once in four rounds. So instead of beating yourself up when you get a couple of bogeys, adjust your goal to shooting your handicap. If you are a 14 handicap playing a par 72 course shooting an 86 would be your adjusted par. Adopting this attitude changes the courses par to better reflect your ability. This should help reduce anxiety and help you manage your game. With this attitude if you are five over par after nine holes you’re really still nine under par for the day. How cool is that!