Golf Has A Strong Hold Over Naga's Emotions

Women & Golf columnist Naga Munchetty gets emotional as she talks about her game and highlights how golf has such a strong hold over her emotions. 

As the next edition of Women & Golf is on the shelves tomorrow, here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect from columnist Naga Munchetty this month.

Time to get emotional again. Over the years, Editor Alison Root and I have become good friends and almost kindred spirits when it comes to hand-wringing, self-flagellating and generally kicking ourselves repeatedly for being mentally weak when it comes to getting our handicaps cut and playing in competitions.

I had a disastrous Club Championship, leading on day one and losing on day two. Three days later I was in a Stableford competition, playing in a twoball behind a fourball and resigned to being a disappointing golfer, a slow round and more missed putts. I agreed with my playing partner that we would just take it easy, not care and just chat about life. I won the competition and got a little cut - so back to 8.7.

Alison and I are not women who are particularly emotional and I’d almost go as far to say that we are considered more practical than ‘emotional’ about life situations. However, when it comes to golf, we have both been known to lie awake the night before a competition, trying to plot our way around the course, and inevitably the night after thinking about what went wrong. Also physically tightening up on certain shots, for me it’s iron shots, and for Alison it’s been short game. We are strong, independent and competent women. What is this power golf holds over us?

This is just a snippet of Naga Munchetty’s full article in the latest issue of Women & Golf magazine. You can pick up Women & Golf, on sale tomorrow, or click here to subscribe now to read the full feature and enjoy W&G delivered to your door!


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