Golf Is Just A Game

After watching “Trouble With The Curve” with Clint Eastwood, I was reminded of two important traits that can be transferred between sports. In this case it is baseball and golf. During the movie an aging baseball scout, who is visually impaired, is sent to assess a potential number one pick in the upcoming draft. As most armchair athletes know, this is a big deal and as such, mistakes cannot be made. As the movie unfolds, Eastwood finally offers some sage wisdom that is transferable to golf. Additionally, in the final scenes, a surprise character sums up an perfect approach to all sports. **Spoiler Alert: If you have not watched this movie and want too; I suggest you stop reading because there is some spoiler discussion below**

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Making a Decision About Your Golf Game

Making a decision about your golf game is never easy. No matter what you decide, it inevitably generates joy, frustration, consternation, frustration (oh yeah mentioned that one already) and success. It is a process that is unique to the player which no one can change. However, I want to pose a hypothetical (or maybe more real that we think) situation regarding any decision. I my view, making a decision comes in two categories: forced or intentional. The more I think about any changes I made to my golf game, the movement to a different path fell into one of those two categories.

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Golf Conundrum: Carry Or Not To Carry

This is a question that I often ask myself at the start of every golf season. I like to carry my golf clubs and generally do in the spring and fall of each year. I find it physically challenging to carry my clubs during the heat of the summer and so, I use my push cart during those days. However, it is a question that is often asked and I have found the definitive answer from The Golf Guru, Mark Crossfield! I hope his answer finally puts to bed this lingering question.

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Do Single Golf Brands Equals Lower Golf Scores?

Every golf manufacturer would suggest that their brand would lead to lower golf scores. That means ensuring every club in your bag is from the same manufacturer. I think this thinking is folly because my experience teaches me that I need to find clubs that work best for my game regardless of the brand. I can honestly say that I have never had the same make of clubs from driver to putter ever.

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Accidently Hitting Your Ball On The Putting Green

Accidently hitting my ball during my practice stroke as happened maybe once or twice over the years, but I do not remember it happening to me. However, I won a golf tournament because my opponent did this on the last hole of play. It was a very small local military event and nothing to brag about it for sure. Regardless, I was shocked to see him do this and under the old rules, it was a 1 stroke penalty. Under the new rules, a player can replace their ball without penalty because intent is a factor guiding the new rules. Matthew Wolff found this our a few short days ago.

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