Stress Relief - Provisional Ball

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Stress Relief - Provisional Ball

Post by bkuehn1952 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Another classic from the history vault:

"A search for a lost ball when you haven't hit a provisional is at best, stressful. At worst, if say it happens during competition, or even just in the middle of a really good round, it can be fraught with pulse-pounding anxiety and sinking despair.

Whereas knowing you have a provisional safely in play, you're able to carry on a search in a calm level-headed manner. If it turns out you don't find your original ball, you're more likely to accept it with dignity and focus your positive energy towards salvaging a score with the new ball."


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Re: Stress Relief - Provisional Ball

Post by jev » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:25 pm

Hear hear! :D
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Re: Stress Relief - Provisional Ball

Post by CeeBee » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:49 pm

All good IF you can find the provisional. :facepalm
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Re: Stress Relief - Provisional Ball

Post by bryan k » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:46 pm

lol.

The other part of this is that if I hit a provisional every time there was doubt that I would be able to find my tee shot, I'd be hitting 3-4 provisionals on every hole.

And it always seems like the shots I lose are the ones I'm confident I'm going to find.

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