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In the book Golf is not a game of perfect, written by Bob Rotella, it is about Bob and his career as a coach. Bob is not only a golf coach, but he also majored in phycology. Phycology is a big factor in the game of golf. Keeping your mind in the right place is the key to success. In the second chapter, Bob was in the middle of a lesson with one of his many pro students, Nick Price. Now Nick was struggling with consistency. One day he would play lights out golf, the next day he would play terrible. Bob noticed that how he played usually was decided on the first few holes. If he played well, he would play well the rest of the round, and vice versa. It was all a mental thing. Bob then said this to Nick,

You’re going to have to decide before the round starts how you’re going to think, and do it on every shot. You have to choose to think well.

This was great advice from Bob, and any golfer, no matter the level can use this. It was the perfect advice to help Nick Price out in a pinch, as he had a tournament in a few days. Nick went on to play very well, despite poor starts in 3 out of his 4 rounds. It just goes to show that with the right frame of mind and a determined soul, they can accomplish anything.

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