Mackenzie Hughes entered the recent RSM Classic ranked 102nd on the PGA TOUR in driving distance, 168th in driving accuracy, and 96th in greens in regulation. So why are we talking about him? Because he represents you. You may have a 26 handicap, you may not be a real long hitter, and you may not putt like you once did. But that’s OK.
Hughes won the tournament on the 3rd playoff hole, draining an 18-foot par putt. In doing so, he became the first rookie to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA TOUR victory in two decades.
It’s a prime example for you to keep playing, keep hitting golf balls, practice putting, and more importantly—just sticking with it…because you never know.
Golf can be the most enjoyable AND the most frustrating thing you’ll do at the same time. It just takes a couple of great fairway 3-woods, a birdie putt on 18, or a rare hole-in-one to keep you coming back out…and it should. You tell yourself, “I hit plenty of great shots today, but my scorecard doesn’t show it.” And that’s the thing. You know you can knock the ball around with authority at times, yet find yourself struggling off the tee during any given round. The next time out, you may hit better and more consistent drives, but miss a bunch of putts you normally make.
Here’s the goal—Stay positive. Don’t get down on yourself. Don’t let the scorecard be the ultimate indicator of how you played. Have fun. Golf’s supposed to be fun. Like Mackenzie Hughes being the unlikely winner at the RSM, you too, may just go out and shoot the round of your life. So keep playing, and stay in shape, because you never know.
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