Dropping Strokes From Poor Decisions

Golf is all about making decisions. Which clubs to use, laying up, going for it, where to land the ball on approach shots, aiming at the pin, what is the wind doing or should I putt or chip this shot are but a few thoughts that go through our minds continuously during every round of golf. Most of the time, I have a decision making process, but now and again I let how my game is unfolding drive the answers when playing. I do know, however, that what ever decision I make has the protentional to save or drop strokes. Specifically, poor decisions hurt my score card the most. After years of playing, I have determined the one decision above all others that has to be correct if I want to play well and shoot low golf scores. Do you know what that is?

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Do Emotions Affect Your Golf Game?

Golf is a game of emotional highs and lows. Hitting a great shot sends your thoughts and emotions in a positive motion and poor shots do the exact opposite. Any amateur golfer will attest that the emotional roller coaster is natural during every round of golf. What if there was a way to limit the lows and accentuate the highs after every swing. This process is obviously mental, but many golfers do not understand that they hold the key to a better game through focused, positive thought. It is not difficult and anyone can do it; it is a golf mindset developed through a simple process which results in better emotional stability while on the links.

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Toe Chipping With Success Revisited

I have decided to repurpose an old post because of a tournament I play in two weekends ago at Clear Springs Golf Course. The rough around the green was long, wet and thick. When I used my technique of toe down chipping, I was asked by the playing partner and opponents what I was doing. They asked because my ball effortlessly popped out of a difficult lie with great success. Thus, with fall golf upon me and the grass being wet and think, I thought it was important to revisit this great chipping tip.

We have all heard of life hacks that make our lives easier. Well, golf is no different as there are a few tricks and tips to help you shoot better scores. And this is one of them. I use this technique often and it is something I learned about 20 years ago. It is such and integral part of my game, I actually overlooked talking about it earlier. Today we rectify that oversight. It is time to talk about the benefits of chipping with the toe of our club.

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Ball Position For Hybrids and Fairway Woods

Do you have a challenge topping the ball with your hybrids or fairway woods? Or perhaps you take a huge divot with the same clubs? I know I had challenges in the past with my ball being too far forward in my stance. To hit the ball, I would have to lean forward to ensure I made relatively solid contact. But that all changed many years back when I realized that I was out balance with my follow through. I was fortunate to figure out my error, but I could have saved a great deal of time if I found this video earlier.

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Preparing For The End Of Golf Season

It is that time of year where I start to focus on the end of golf season. There is a possibility of playing for about another month, but I generally pick a date and put the clubs away for the season. This date is very close and as such, I am looking to the future to see what I am going to do to fill my time. For now, I am focused on my upcoming golf trip to the Niagara Falls region to play in the Fall Hickory Classic. Knowing that my golf season is coming to a close, I do have some things I need to do to prepare for the off season so I can still keep my hand in swinging the clubs.

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