The Opportunity as Provocation


The ability to generate and take advantage of opportunities is a key to sports but it can also be a trap that invites us to enter into the provocation that there is an advantage and we feel compelled to take advantage of it and that takes us mentally out of our planned game.

The opportunities in golf can be provocations that take the player out of the game.

Each shot is in itself an opportunity, but not different from each of the other shots. But we fall in the provocation of the opportunity, when to make certain score in a certain hole, we are surprised by an opportunity, and when we feel obliged to take advantage of it, we get tensed and thus the worst game comes out.

The player has to focus on deploying his best game in each shot staying out of the fantasized opportunities that can make a difference in the results.


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