Stepping into the box feeling assaulted, intimidated, maybe even debilitated by our emotions, when was the last time we devoted some serious effort to the management of our feelings and thoughts?
For those of you who believe this coach steps into the box and always gets it right, I only wish it were so. I attended a local tournament this past week-end. No, it wasn’t a disaster; it only felt that way at the time.
The cold and rain was not a significant problem except I left my heavy wool sweater in my vehicle when Gary picked me up at our usual meeting spot. After shooting the 5-Stand the rain turned to a downpour so everyone huddled. My hands were numb and I was well past chilled. Finally, it cleared enough to get our squad on its way. Waiting for the trapper and scorekeeper, the rain began again. We were relieved when the 4-wheeler pulled up, only to discover he had the wrong score cards.....
Published in Sporting Clays Magazine, June 2000.