This weekend’s golf tournament was both entertaining and instructional.
On one hand, there was the player who was leading while entering the final round, and it was his tourney to lose. A little further down the pack was the closest challenger who differentiated himself by an obvious trait and methodology.
What was the distinguishing factor?
The ability to make and commit to a decision.
The buzz on many sports channels leading up to the final round was the almost mockery of the leader’s inability to “pull the trigger.” His approach and subsequent hesitation to commit to his swing was near comical. He was plagued with indecision. He had incessant starts and stops.
His ultimate challenger was just the opposite, even though he had to make up a few shots to gain the lead. You could immediately see the contrast. His approach and routine was more like a repeatable template.
His formula could be described using a familiar model (ZDT):
Step One: Assessed the situation and the shot needed
Step Two: Chose the club and committed to the shot
Step Three: Executed the swing and shot without hesitation
Step Four: Positioned the ball to get it in the hole with the fewest shots
And notably, this exercise was done in less than a minute. The major point was that the routine was repeatable, predictable and in this case, produced a winning result.
The leader became the loser, and the challenger became the winner. Chalk another decisioning result up to a repeatable model.
As always…you decide.