The best part about the golf coverage on television are the voices of the announcers. Their phrasing is usually half-whisper, half-humorous.
“That one’s heading right.”
“If he gets it to within 10 feet it’ll be a great shot.”
“Terrible lie, just terrible, and he’s got this branch hanging down that might be a problem and he’s laying three in this thick stuff.”
And my favorite … “Pretty simple bunker shot.”
Ha! No such thing.
When I golf alone, the voices inside my head come out to play. I’m surprised at how it focuses me on the next shot. I guess there is something about ‘hearing’ the words that allows me to account for the different obstacles on the next shot. When I’m playing with others, the voices disappear.
What I learned … those voices in your head would really scare other people, so keep ‘em quiet.