How the iPhone Can Ruin Your Golf Game
Yes, talking on the phone and texting and listening to music ruins your golf game.
It’s a distraction…
But, the iPhone has another feature that can destroy your golf game through this one annoying feature called auto-correct.
Haven’t we all sent text messages that auto-corrects one word and the entire message becomes whacked? We then have to quickly follow-up with another text. We knew what we wanted to say, but auto-correct had other ideas….
Our golf game has an auto-correct feature.
We line up for a 6-foot putt.
After reading the line and knowing that it is a right edge putt, we stand over the ball and are ready to stroke the putt.
Except at the very last second we turn into an iPhone.
We AUTOCORRECT! It can ruin your golf game.
Even though we were ready to commit to the right edge of the putt, and standing over it, we autocorrect, and pick a different line.
Now autocorrect is sometimes effective on our phone, but it is rarely, if ever, effective when we play. Almost always, the putt isn’t going in if we don’t commit 100%.
But a worse result actually stems from auto-correct.
We become upset because we missed the putt, but more upset because we didn’t trust our line or ourselves. That’s what can ruin your golf game and mental toughness.
Remove the iPhone feature of auto-correct in your play.
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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