I can hear the circus calliope

Frank shot 70 again today and is in position to make it. I have watched him go through the 3 steps forward, 2 steps back process for 7 months now.

His friend was there watching (and I trust his observations) said Frank looked even better today than yesterday. He bogey 9-11 and 3 putted that damned 18th hole (He is 4 over for three days there).

He is very angry with himself this week, but is a tough SOB. Every round he started off well with his rhythm, balance and the proper turn of his swing. He was connected, with no arm over run and no hip thrust. He admitted he could feel himself revert and get out of sync and was frustrated with himself.

I made him laugh when I said, “Sorry Frank, you are actually a human being and I can’t help you with that.”

It is 100% across the board that golfers at all levels revert to long time bad habits when they get tired mentally or physically and/or nervous.

The forecast is for 20 mph winds tomorrow, so predicting a target score is impossible. He is good in the wind and the field will likely struggle. His physical game is solid to excellent. His mental game is as strong as I have ever seen anyone.

His emotional game (as many of you know I have separated this from mental game), is the only part that can derail him. If he stays in the moment, he will make it. If he starts having thoughts of how painful another year of not having full status on one of the two tours, it’s going to be close…a coin toss if you will. This is the factor where I REPEATEDLY failed.

I know he can do it. Come on big cheese, we are all rooting for you.

Tomorrow, one of these two videos is going to apply to both of us.



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