This will pertain to some of you and your golf game at the end of the post.
I like playing Texas Holdem. I play once a week and have become a decent player. Recently I have gotten really good at the technical aspect of the game, but am getting killed. This last weekend was just disgusting how bad my luck was. I made the right play at the supposed right time and got killed. I got big hands and lost out to bigger hands. I got all in way ahead and got sucked out on…and this bad run has gone on for a long time.
Flopped nut straight, guy who flopped top pair hit runner runner full house.
I ran into pocket aces with pocket kings twice.
I had pocket aces, had a guy with pocket 10’s push all in on me preflop and hit a 10 on the turn.
Just a bad run of luck and I discussed with my friend who was sitting there with me how they could have been played differently.
The point…I am laying off till my birthday in May because I am frustrated with the results and instead of beating my head against the wall…
…realize the bad luck isn’t as bad as I perceive and I am compounding the bad run by pushing myself into bad reads and bad plays.
Some of you are probably in the same place with your golf games and need to take a few weeks or even a few months off to get the frustration out and get the passion and love for the game back.
Start fresh so to speak.
I basically took all of 2009 off from golf and just wrote this blog and got a fresh start.
It’s not the old joke of, “Take two weeks off and quit.”
It’s purging all of the bad feels, bad attitude and bad juju.
Take some time off, until you wake up one day and you would commit several misdemeanors just to get to the course and whack a ball.