There’s a famous tale floating around about a local guy playin in a Pro Am Golf tourney with a PGA Pro.
The name of the Pro changes based on who tells it, but the storyline runs similar –
This amateur plays a dreadful round with the Pro. Every time he messes up he curses, tosses his hat, or stomps the ground. The antics are distracting and beginning to wear thin on the Pro who simply wanted to have a nice walk/warm-up and spend some time with fellow golfers.
This amateur was missing the joy of playing a round with a famous Pro and was too caught up in how good, or bad, he was playing. By the last hole, a sizable crowd had gathered to watch the finishers. The amateur misses an easy putt and goes on a tirade that includes a few expletives and a throw of his putter.
The Pro, by now, was done with the antics. It had gone from annoying to downright embarrassing. He walks up to the amateur and says, “Hey. You’re not good enough to be that upset.”
Do you get what I’m saying?
You aren’t coaching in the Professional ranks. You aren’t gunning for a World title. Your antics are distracting everyone else from a perfectly good day.
Coach, you’re not good enough to be that upset.