CHOICE NOT CHANCE

Consistency is what counts. You have to do things over and over again.

—HANK AARON

The greatest and toughest art in golf is “playing badly well.” All the greats have been masters at it.

—JACK NICKLAUS

Invariably, the question will come after I’ve lipped out three putts in a row, or as I’m walking off the green—shaking my head with my blood pressure pushing the red line—after making double bogey. A member of our group will turn to me and casually ask, “So, Gary, what do you do for a living?”

In those self-conscious moments I hate admitting that I’m a professional sports psychology consultant. I know what he must be thinking. THIS guy gets paid to help people with their game? If I’m playing poorly and the question comes, I’ll ...

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