June 2010アーカイブ

This is a story about one of the professional ladies golfers.  A week after she passed the certified test for professionals, she was on the teeing ground to start a day.  Her bracelet made by power-stone was broken.  All the stones were dispersed on the ground.  She blurted out "What a bad luck to start with!"  Then her friends said, "Don't you know your power-stone fulfilled its' duty!  You became a professional last week!"   

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I do not want to argue whether power-stone has such power or not.  But I think it is important if you can keep being positive by believing these powers.  Positive thinking is related to the mental factor.  Especially "Golf" is often considered as mental sports.  There may be 50% of technique and 50% of mental.  In professional tournaments, some people say 70% of mental would share the whole games.  Even though the techniques are extremely high, the players cannot demonstrate abilities without good mental conditions.  Paradoxically speaking, even if technique is not high enough, a player can obtain good scores by good mental management. So player with high technical ability with good mental management would make a very strong player.  It is common to say that embodying the image is very important in any sports. The strong players always speak in a positive way.

Without mental trainings, it is difficult to keep a calm mental condition during the tournament.   With well prepared trainings and practices, if still need something to depend on, people may rely on unscientific items like a talisman.  And power-stone jewelry may have this role. It is not too much to say that the power-stone jewelry would be the accessory for the spirits.

By the way, the ladies professional player I mentioned above, she always have smile on face when play golf.  After she became a professional officially, she won the first step-up tournament.  Then she kept good records at the freshman's tournaments and QT.  She started to play in the regular tour this season.  It is needless to say, but she is a very positive thinker with very nice characters.

Until she participated into the regular tours, her results were very good.  In this season for regular tours, she only made three times to the finals.  But last week, all of sudden, her putting became extremely good.  At the first round, she scored her best, and at the final round, she kept making miracle puts!  And again, she renewed her best score at the final round... then won the tournament.  In addition, her score was the tie score at the tournament record in history.  It was the heroic deed!

And, there was the power-stone jewelry on her left hand holding up the championship trophy.

Congratulations

 Have you ever done 'sand feeding' on the course while playing golf?  Most of the players may agree that once you start feeding sands, you would not pass any divots without doing.  Until I have my own sands-bag, I was not paying attention on divots made by other players.  But now, I almost try to feed sands to every divot on the course, and feel reluctance to leave the divots without doing.

 

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May be... I am completely absorbed in feeding sands to the next hitting point.  I remembered that one of the top amateur golfers was saying.  "I feel so calm when I am feeding sands.  Especially after the bad shot, 'feeding sands' would make me relax and refresh.  I can restart my play".

 

Indeed!  Feeding sands might be a way of forgetting your bad shots.  You may think it is strange that people feel reluctance to leave the divots without feeding sands, rather than their bad shots.  But the worst thing in playing golf is, keep the influence of bad shots.  If you want to play in the calm mood through out 18 holes, it is worth to try "feeding sands"!

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