Solid rather than spectacular

Rory McIlroy was one of he first off the golf course and back in the club house at Augusta National yesterday. Solid rather than spectacular, that is how hee described his first round of 65 shots. He went on to describe how he had played to ‘his spots’ on the course and how he had really stuck to his plan. He emphasised how important it is to make a clear decision, which often can be to play to a spot some 25 yards away from the pin on the green, and to be positive and aggressive towards that decision.

Those of us that have come across the philosophies of Shivas Irons and his adventures on the golf course in the Kingdom (of Fyfe) will know that golf is very often just like life itself. His words about golf being an ‘x-ray of the soul’ pop up in my head when I hear the interview with Rory. It actually is not a bad lesson for life that he presents: 1. Make a plan for what you want with clear steps on the way to get there;
2. Be specific on your decisions as more often than not you will find yourself getting just what you asked for; 3. Act positively on your decisions and steer away from any doubts; 4. Review and return to 1…

Solid rather than spectacular. Spectacular however, is often what comes when this process is repeated. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow…

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