Many of us won’t remember Ben Hogan - but the legend remains. He was a man of few words but when he did speak, golfers listened.
Famously, his best advice was: “The most important shot in golf is your next one.”
You can’t get back your last shot – it’s history. So concentrate on the next one and stay positive.
Many of us set out with a positive frame of mind but as the round progresses, our attitude becomes negative and that’s when we make mistakes.
A poor shot is only a small percentage of the hundreds we make and too small to judge yourself, so forget it quickly and tell yourself: “I can play this game, I’ve proved it many times - I just made a bad shot.”
Imagine Hogan whispering in your ear to ‘keep positive’.