Then what do you do?

I used to get angry. Curse and slam the odd club in the ground. All pretty childish really. Used to think it would hide my fear and show people that I really care. But everyone knew I was doing my best.

Connecting anger and emotion with failure is a dangerous game. It’s not good because we do everything we can to avoid those emotions. Unfortunately to play your best you’ve got to walk on the wild side every now and then. You can’t always play safe.

It’s ok to try hard and stuff things up. These are your most important learning experiences. Successful golfers reflect on their mistakes, make any necessary adjustments (usually to their game plan or expectations) and then get back to playing the game.