Ego and Score

You shouldn't always go for the ego shot

You shouldn't always go for the ego shot

Here’s a short video called “Ego and Score”.

Main points:

  • Men let ego get in the way of them shooting better scores
  • Need to differentiate between your ego shots and what is the correct shot to play
  • Can’t worry about what others think about your game
  • Learning to hit the right shot at the right time takes discipline

Watch the video below to see the full story;

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  • Tony Lucas (Lukey)

    Reply Reply December 7, 2009

    I take into account what you are saying but I have a little poser for you.The course I play on is a little 9 holer and does not have any holes that are really long and if I really think about it I could get away without hitting driver at all but would that not be counter productive especially when going to a longer course where driver is required.
    Cheers Lukey
    PS One does have to be carefull and determine the difference between ego and sensible.

  • Cameron

    Reply Reply December 7, 2009

    @Lukey: You have to play the right shot at the right time. You shouldn’t be thinking about what might happen in the future (like when you play another course).

    Your system should be able to cope when you do get to different golf courses. And this is something I would recommend you do from time to time – get out and play some other golf courses.

    My main point? Play the shot for the moment. If you’re feeling good and the risk/reward is there go and smash your driver or go for the pin. If not you’ll need a more conservative strategy.

    Thanks for posting,


  • Brett Murphy

    Reply Reply December 8, 2009

    This is a great mindset to be in … an example … my normal Sunday round on the weekend … 7th hole, par 5 over water, wind into my face, tees a little further back than normal. I normally hit driver over the water (with my normal slice) and I am fine. Today, it does not feel right. So I know it is about 100 metres to the water. I take out my 9 iron and hit to within 10 metres of the water. So that was a 9-iron off the tee on a par 5. I then continue, the result … a 6 and two points for me. By the way, of my three playing partners (who all hit 40 metres normally past me with their drivers). Two go into the water and one also gets a 6.

    See you on the course!

    Brett (now 9-iron) Murphy

  • Cameron

    Reply Reply December 8, 2009

    @Brett: What a good story! To do this takes a fair amount of courage. I’m sure they (playing partners) gave you a hard time but you had the last laugh. Well done.


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