ROCKPORT – Staying in the moment has always been crucial for former Camden Hills and current Florida State golfer, Cole Anderson.
It’s what helped him to an eight shot victory at last year Maine Amateur and it’s what’s guiding him through the pandemic.
“We had a Skype call this morning with the whole team with the guy we work on sports psychology and I thought he made a really good point of we have to really do our best to sort of forget about last season,” Anderson said.
Finding out his team’s potential run at a national title was cut short was a real life nightmare.
“I was a little bit under the weather and I went and I took a nap after class and coaches told me to stay home from practice I took a nap woke up and our season was over. I had no idea going to sleep that I was going to wake up and not have the rest of the season,” Anderson said.
Now all Anderson can do is focus on the future, while logging practice rounds at the Samoset in Rockport and pumping iron in his friend’s garage.
“Just to have something to keep me grounded and keep me sort of in that disciplined mindset and really focus on the things I need to accomplish it’s great to have a friend like Nikita who was able to set up a gym in his garage and allow me to use it when I need to stay in shape and stay healthy,” Anderson said.
For Anderson,staying fit helps him stay injury free, which in turn helps him go low.