Speaking of obstacles. . .
We just hit the perfect drive down the center of the fairway and we discover our ball is in a divot! What do we do?
- Technically, it is best to choose an iron or a more forgiving club for the shot from a divot.
- Acknowledge if the ball needs to be played slightly farther back in the stance than normal/neutral. This will promote better ball contact by allowing the club to make contact with the ball first, rather than the divot.
- Plan for the shot to possibly have a lower trajectory than normal.
- Keep a positive/neutral attitude and approach the shot as a challenge!
In the center of life’s fairways, we sometimes land in a divot. Our response and skillful attitude will determine our success and character.
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA