a lot of people laughed at
or empathized with Kevin Na
as he hacked and muffed his way
to 16 strokes on that par four yesterday
but in life some times we’re the caddy and Kevin Na’s caddy let him down
he was right on the first bad shot “lets go back to the tee”
he was right about moving the bag
but when things got increasingly difficult, the caddy shut down.
good caddys need to realize when to shift the support from the hands to the mind.
say things like, bro, lets literally step out of the rough for a second
lets seriously think about this for a brief minute
lets plan something solid, instead of being emotional and reckless
as if every swing doesnt really matter.
thing is it doesnt matter in amateur golf,
but in the pros the enlightened caddy should know
sometimes talent can get flustered.
and when that happens, the cooler mind,
should speak in such a way
to be clearly understood
who has the cooler mind?
the one who knows the score.