Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On hating losing but not relishing competition...

      Three brothers triangulated and defined by their approach to golf.  If David was calm and naturally talented, and Sandy the swashbuckler, I was always intense and cautious in my game.  I didn't relish competition, but hated losing.  My main aim was to avoid making mistakes:  don't miss the fairway, don't miss the green, don't three putt.
      It sounds rather negative.  The fact is that if you avoid making mistakes you will never be an outstanding golfer, but you will score well and win your share of youth tournaments.
-Andrew Greig,  Preferred Lies:  A Journey to the Heart of Scottish Golf

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