Playing on a packed course can be challenging, but don’t let one slow group ahead ruin the experience or mess up your game. Don’t let slow play change your mood as it can negatively affect your performance.
With some downtime, you might think it’s a good time to focus on your next play, but it might actually work against you. Unless it’s a minute less before you can hit, the longer you focus on your next shot, the more you’ll fall out of line. Instead, try getting your mind off of the game, or golf for that matter, by striking up a conversation with your partner or group with a non-related topic.
The ability to switch your golf brain on and off can make for a day on the course much more enjoyable and ultimately, help bring success to your shots when your time comes.
Tip adapted from Golf Digest