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The importance of a little time off in golf!

by Tommy Fox

Golf is a crazy game.  It takes a lot of quality, structured practice to greatly improve.  Sometimes when you start playing better your expectations go up along with it.  Then, when your inner expectations aren't met it causes frustration which causes some pretty ugly shots.  Of course, these are all mental aspects to overcome.  

Other times, you start getting frustrated because you're performing better than ever on some aspects and get worse on others.  The frustration of not being able to PUT IT ALL TOGETHER can be taxing mentally!

This is why sometimes it's good to take 3 to 5 days off from time to time.  A little break like this can....reset your psyche...figuratively speaking.  It can ease up some frustrations.  Now, I know a lot of you may be reading this saying, "3 to 5 days off?!  I wish I could play often enough to where I NEED to take 3 to 5 days off!"...I hear you....in your case playing more often is the issue.  However, there are many golfers that overload how much they play and it can create a huge number of complications mentally....especially when they stack up.  Sometimes you will come back from the short break playing EVEN BETTER!  It sounds odd but it happens all the time.  Just try to keep the break underneath a week.  After a week or more goes by then you actually start to fall back on the overall feel of things like chipping etc.....