Nelly Korda Overcame Adversity to Return to the Winner's Circle & So Can You
Swing instructor Jamie Mulligan, PGA, talks with Nelly Korda of the United States prior to the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 16, 2022 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
“I’ve had a lot of highs and lows this year. It has been really tough dealing with some of those lows and believing I could get back.”
Her emotional post-round interview gave us a glimpse into her psyche and in turn, provided a Coachable moment for golfers at any level.
- A challenge or injury does not suddenly redefine you. Nelly was World No. 1, yet there were moments this year where she felt differently. Just one bad shot doesn’t characterize your round. Don’t let a simple setback suddenly change your perspective. Believe in the person you are and employ that confidence to carry on in your hard work.
- Injuries have setbacks. They create their own calendars. When you do have a plan, embrace it. Routines build strength. Knowing when you will do something is powerful. It allows you to prepare, work hard and perform your best.
- There are going to be ups and downs. Even though the downs may seem like they never end, they will. Take time to really enjoy the highs. Build up inner momentum so that when your next low comes you can power right through it.
- Take advantage of your trusted team. Just because it is your challenge doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Find a little fun, focus, and fuel by sharing your struggle with others. Your friends and family will want to help you, let them.