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  • Writer's pictureAhsan Jamil

Golf and Focus

Updated: May 8, 2020


The word focus is used relatively in respective faculties:

  • In mathematics, geometrically; it means one of the fixed points from which the distances to any point of a given curve are connected by a linear relation.

  • Medically, it is pronounced for the principle of infection or disease.

  • In physics it represents the point at which an object should be situated in respect to a lens for an image of it to be defined.

  • In terms of golf, focus means expert control of nerves; keeping calm at most important moments like clutch shots and vital putts.

How and where we choose to place our focus on the golf course can have a considerable impact on the way we play and perform. The definition of focus in golf is to absolutely stop thinking about everything else but the shot at hand. That means to get tuned to the moment, with eyes locked on the ball, swinging the body along the club, ultimately soaring the ball towards the flag post. In that shot, a golfer denies the existence of everything other than perfect execution. Such an action as a whole, is called focus in golf. It means forgetting completely about the previous shots, holes and score; good or bad, and absorbing entirely on the present shot or hole. Theoretically it sounds great but it’s nearly impossible in practice.

Golf is a performance of equilibrium, it is loud and it’s mellow. It is fast and it’s slow. It’s a beat and it’s a string. It's glisser and it’s plier. It’s a question and it’s an answer.

"Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends on focusing the heart." - Rumi

Focus is the most important ingredient of a successful life. Most things in our lives are nothing but social debris seeding communal pollution around us. Focus is a way out. This unnecessary and unimportant societal nonsense grows in our lives like weeds create rough around the fairway. Focus works as a reel mower that keeps the fairway clean.

“Our focus is our future and what we focus on will multiply in our life.” - David DeNotaris

Ahsan Jamil

Golfer, Author, Poet, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Wanderer.


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