Golf this past few times has been different; and the difference has been the presence of a simple goal on every shot: “save a putt” by either placing the ball on the green in regulation, within 2-6 feet of the pin; or get up and down to save par. Missing for some seventy years of golf, this simple goal for each shot has given direction and impetus to each shot and the game. The result: the handicap is lower and the game is more fun!!
Goals are nothing more than direction finders for the will; and the major will skill learned in this situation is that goal simplicity and clarity are imperative to enable consistent emergence of quality relaxed concentration. When goals are simple, clear and focused, the potential for interference is minimized, reserves of energy and strength become available for the task at hand and concentration can be sustained for each shot. Enjoy, learn, perform and have fun!!!!