Does Golf Motivate You?

Does Golf Motivate You?

Does Golf Motivate You?

Does golf motivate you? Are you inspired to work on your game? Does golf fuel your desire to exercise more or differently? Does golf inspire you to learn more about the fundamentals, tips, and drills? These are all great questions. If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then consider yourself motivated by golf!

One reason for these questions is rooted in a fellow blogger’s golfing adventure. Josh, from Golf is Mental is hitting the road for 3 months. He has plans to seek and conquer all of the golf courses that he can in his allotted time. With his trusty sidekick (wife), they are going to experience what most of us dream to do. They are motivated golfers for sure.

The Silicon Valley Golfer talks about his adventures to improve his golf game. He talks about how he modifies drills to meet his training needs. He explains how he is a student of golf and hopes to continue to lower his score. He is motivated to become a better golfer!

Tiger Golf Traveller is another great blogger. He talks about many courses, and I especially like his course reviews. They are very detailed and help me imagine what it would be like to play the courses he plays. He is motivated to share his experience with those of us who are golf-less for about 5 months of the year.

All About Golf is a fun blog to follow. Brian is always up for a discussion about golf. His views are insightful and he is not afraid to call it as he sees it! Our conversations motivate me to keep learning and talking about the sport we love.

Personally, I am a pretty motivated golfer. Golf is rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating, and puzzling all at the same time. I enjoy competing against others, but mostly I enjoy competing against myself! I find golf very relaxing and it gives me time to think about life.

The best thing about golf is all the like-minded friends I continue to meet. Golf is but a vehicle to enjoy life, meet people, and share fun experiences. That is motivation enough for me!

Does golf motivate you?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

2015 Preview: Luke Donald

The Grateful Golfer:

I have always liked Luke Donald. He has had a tough time over the past few years. I hope he does return to form and climb back up on the world rankings. A quick win will do wonders for his confidence in 2015. Thanks to Adam Sarson for the overview of Luke Donald.

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Luke "Money" Donald".

Luke “Money” Donald”.

Welcome to the 2015 Golf Preview, where I’ll take a look at selected golfers and examine what to expect over the next twelve months. Today, we look at Luke Donald.

The History

It’s hard to believe that 2015 will be the fourteenth year that Luke Donald has been a professional. Donald moved from England as a teenager to attend Northwestern University in Chicago, where he quickly became a player destined for life on the PGA Tour. He won the NCAA D1 men’s title in 1999, breaking the scoring record held by Tiger Woods and grabbed the Haskins Award that year as well, given out annually to the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the country. It was at Northwestern where he joined up with coach Pat Goss, who Donald stayed with after leaving Northwestern to turn pro in 2001.

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The Golf Swing Basics

The golf swing basics….the golf swing basics….hmmm…..  I was thinking and thinking about what this statement actually means. A quick search on the internet produced 7,340,000 hits!!! I could not believe it myself. Feeling like I was hit by a truck carrying a whole library of information, I decided to not look at any of the search results and to think about the answers myself.

The basic golf swing is the key to low scores in golf. If you really think about it, if you could repeat a basic golf swing again and again, your scores would drop dramatically. Through the years it has become very clear to me that as soon as I try to complicate my basic golf swing, my game gets worse! My experience tells me that keeping my approach to golf as basic as possible is when good things happen.

Recently, I read an article at The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer where the author, Vet, provided an answer to many difficult questions. It is very interesting and well worth further research. His answer definitely fits into my approach of trying to use a basic golf swing! This is what he has to say:


What is a basic golf swing? I would define it as the natural motion of your body swinging a golf club. It is completely different for everyone. There are aspects of a good basic golf swing that players try to emulate, but they can only copy these movements within the confines of their physical limitations. However, these limitations can be adjusted, changed, and improved.

The most important point of my article, is that a basic golf swing is both innate and modifiable. There is always a natural aspect to everyone’s golf swing and this tenant never changes. However, with a slow determined approach of making improvements will improve any players basic golf swing.

Personally, I used a four pronged approach to improve my basic golf swing because it has proved to be 100% effective. It is pretty straight forward, I use my idea, planning,. execution, and maintenance. This process has never let me down! The one thing that has not really changed is my basic golf swing. Is this making sense?

The basic golf swing is ever-evolving. As I practice and make minor adjustments, a new basic golf swing emerges! The trick is to duplicate my new swing on the course. When I can, I score very low. I have confidence. I have focused course management! When my overall game is so in tune; my swing is simple, basic, and something I can easily repeat on the course.

Do you have a basic golf swing?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.