Hearing about Kevin Na taking 16 shots on one hole brought back some memories for me.

Last year it took me 12 hits to complete the 18th hole during the Club Championships. I still don’t know it happened and it all but ruined my chances of defending the title.

It goes to show that even golf pros (or scratch markers) can lose the plot every now and then. It’s a tough sport and if things go a little awry they can sometimes turn ugly.

The thing to take away from Kevin Na is that it appeared he got on with the show. He played a flawless back nine and didn’t let the situation absolutely destroy his confidence. It’s really all you can do anyway. A bad hole doesn’t mean you’ve lost your skill and ability.

I also note that Rory Mcilroy got back to “playing golf” after his Masters mishap. The commentators seemed a little surprised but there’s no reason why you can’t play well after a bad shot, hole or round. It’s all in your mindset and attitude.

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