From Paul Arden, author of “Whatever you think, think the opposite“, comes a concise thought on the relationship between victory and age.
Old golfers don’t win (it’s not an absolute, it’s a general rule).
The older golfer can hit the ball as far as the young one.
He chips and putts equally well.
And will probably have a better knowledge of the course.
So why does he take the extra stroke that denies him victory?
He knows the downside, what happens if it goes wrong, which makes him more cautious.
The young player is either ignorant or wreckless to caution.
That is the edge.
It is the same with all of us. Knowledge makes us play safe.
The secret is to stay childish.