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Golf Australia Express : Issue 33
CHOOSE YOUR PARTNERS Most of us are happy when we’re having fun, so choose to play a round with mates who have similar outlook on golf. Nothing can bring the mood of a foursome down faster than one member of the group tripping over his or her lip for 5 hours because the golf gods are against them that day. And there’s nothing wrong with being competitive, so long as it stays healthy. Banter among friends can produce some of the happiest on-course memories. PLAY AMBROSE If scoring well plays a big part in you golf happiness, why not give yourself the best chance at beating par by playing as a team? By playing Ambrose you’ll take some pressure off your game, which in turn helps you to play better, which in turn makes you a happy golfer. Pretty simple equation really. And if you’ve ever played a team sport, you’ll realise the beauty in sharing an elative moment with others. A HAPPY FOURSOME how to hook and slice, but he loves whacking the golf ball. "[Bubba] loves playing golf the way he plays it. He’s not trying to conform. That’s refreshing.” And Dr Parent's all for golfers who are “not arrogant in victory” or “whiny spoilt brats” in defeat.” We checked— he’s not talking about Tiger. So here’s a tip for your next round to help you become one of the happy golfers out there. Draw a smiley face on your ball. Not only will it make you beam back at the little guy, but the group in front will have a chuckle too when you hit up on’em. Hey, there’s more than one way to spread the good word. OTG Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game by Dr Joe Parent is now available for Kindle and can be downloaded at amazon.com COVER STORY THE Dr Joe Parent is the daddy of Zen Golf. Visit zengolf.com to learn more or arrange a Skype mental game lesson. THIS WEEK'S POLL TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS FLOAT YOUR MOUSE OVER THESE SMILEY CHARACTERS