So I'm getting ready to hit the links in Myrtle Beach for the annual guy's golf trip. 9 guys from work heading down to play for 3 days. There will be lots of friendly ribbing and chastising at the unbelievable golf shots that will take flight. My game has been a roller-coaster lately, feast or famine. I could shot 78 one day and 87 the next. And if the round starts off poorly, it can take it's toll on my mental game. So this year, I am arming myself with a custom yardage book, that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the golf courses we will play. In an effort to control my emotions, the mental side of my golf game and help me remain in control, I devised the idea of logging a variety of positive imagery along with some swing thought reminders in the book and spreading them out over 18 fictional holes.
The first hole reminds me to maintain my tempo and to focus on my pre-shot routine and to not rush. The second hole reminds me to consider the wind and to finish my shots.
And how will I remember to read it, well I plan to only have 1 tee in my pocket and to stick it in the book. In theory, each time I tee off, I'll be reminded to get my yardage book out. At least, if I do this, I can't say I wasn't mentally prepared for whatever happened.