Hey everyone! Andy here.
I just wanted to share a story about a lesson I learned from my coach at IMG while I was a student-athlete over there.
Although there were so many golden lessons, this one stuck with me the most.
I was at a tournament in Orlando, Florida, and it was one of the highest-ranking junior golf tournaments in the nation at the time. College scouts all over the place, scoping out the talent and looking for prospects to recruit for their upcoming collegiate seasons. As you can imagine, as a 17-year-old kid trying to make it, I had put a lot of pressure on myself to perform.
Round 1 came along, and I had a rough start to the tournament. After Day 1, I was tied for 57th place in a field of 120 players. Not horrendous, but not great and I wasn’t going to catch the attention of any coach being middle of the pack.
That evening, my coach Scott knocked on my door and asked if I would like to have a chat, and I explained to him how I was having trouble with shot selection on the golf course and that it was interrupting the flow of my play, and the words that followed stuck with me forever.
“Andy, there are so many places you could be, things you could be doing, and decisions you could be making, but remember that when you are behind that golf ball, making a decision, just remember that you are better off committing to the wrong decision than not committing to the right decision. You can contemplate your decisions after the round is over, but while you are in there, just F****NG commit son!”
Since then, I’ve been ALL IN on everything. There is no half-assing.
Are you all in with your goals?