Tip From the Archives
You take golf too seriously.
Try to have some fun out on the course. When you forget to have fun, you will either play the game too carefully or you will give up caring and hit inconsistently. So, try playing a fun game with your group to make it more enjoyable. You might need to take a little time off so you appreciate playing golf when you start up again. If you do take some time off, remember to exercise so you keep your body fit while you take your mental break.
Mix things up by making a game out of the round with a friend. One way to change the way you focus on the course is to play a game of Hazard Madness. In this game, you have to come in contact with two hazards or preselected obstacles on each hole without getting a score that is three over par. Each time you meet this criteria, you gain one point. If you get a lower score for the hole, you gain a point for each stroke you shave off of your score. If you do not come in contact with any hazards on a hole, you will lose four points. Because you do not need to stay in contact with the hazard until the ball stops, you can play some creative shots that may come in handy later on. Tricks to keep in mind while playing this game is how to skip the ball across the water and ricocheting the ball off of a tree.