Leaders are results-driven, demanding, high performers who expect to be at the top in golf as in all other areas of life. They can be practically unstoppable when they are playing “in the zone” and strongly motivated by keep score. They tolerate bad shots poorly and their expectation of how they “should” be playing versus accepting reality delays their ability to recover successfully from setbacks. Similarly, a little competition can increase the Leader’s enjoyment and fun with the game. However, if the Leader’s game will suffer if he or she cannot refocus appropriately rechannel their feelings of frustration or inferiority when playing with superior golfers.
Tip: Learn how to focus on one’s performance when distracted by other players or struggling with a performance slump. Leaders tend to be all or nothing, so it’s especially important for them to find the balance between good energy without becoming anxious or angry when things are not going their way.