The Tale of Two Moons In Golf

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The tale of two moons is a journey towards better golf! As my darling wife and I returned home from visiting our daughter and her husband, I was struck by the two moons we saw on our trip. It was hard to believe they were the same celestial body because of their diverse nature.

As we set out on our 1629 km (1012 Miles) drive, we saw the most beautiful orange moon! It had a majestic haze that seemed to emit hope to everyone. It filled the star speckled sky with radiance. It caught our attention and I mentioned it several times as we drove along the dark highways towards home.

Upon arriving at the end of our trip, I noticed the moon again. Although it was still an hour before sunset, the moon was shining brightly in the daytime sky. It was sharp and focused. It reminded me of a lighthouse; a beacon of clarity, shining for all to see. It was determined to outshine the sun and stay its course regardless of the challenges it faced.

These two moons are helping me shape my golf plan for 2015. Right now, my mind is full of hope, general ideas, and anticipation of what is to come. In the house of the first moon, I am molding my thoughts with no limitations. I am envisioning my goals and the positive aspects of 2015 on the links.

Transitioning towards the second moon will happen, but not until I have experienced all of what the first moon has to offer. In the second moon, I will focus on how to accomplish my goals. I will develop a clarity and single-mindedness that will drive my efforts in the same direction. Like the second moon, I will know what I have to do to succeed in golf this year and not be afraid to go for it.

This is the start of my new golfing season. Like other years, it is time to develop my goals, develop my plan, and execute my plan. As you can see through my tone, I am taking full responsibility and accountability for the success of my plan. I am, however, not shy to ask for support and advice from you the reader, other confidants, experts or even strangers. My view is: the more we talk and interact about golf, the more I learn. The more I learn, the better I play. The better I play, the more fun golf becomes. The more fun I have at golf, the more I talk…… I think you get the picture!

The tale of two moons is my first step towards an awesome 2015 golf season. I feel enthusiastic, inspired, and empowered to be successful. I am expecting a fantastic journey and look forward to sharing it with all who want to listen.

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

8 thoughts on “The Tale of Two Moons In Golf

  1. Jim, I know you had a great year in 2014 and made excellent strides towards your goal of scratch golfer. To get to the next level, do you feel like you need to focus primarily on improving your physical or mental game?

    Thanks,

    Brian

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    • Brian,

      That is the million dollar question! I think 70/30. 70% mental and 30% physical. My mental game will have to lean towards intent when playing. Everything must lead to something. Sometimes I just play and forget why I do things. Something to think about over the next few months.

      How about you?

      Cheers
      Jim

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      • Jim, since October, I’ve been working through a health issue that has reduced my exercise capacity and my ability to play and practice. So for the first half of 2015, I’ll focus 100% on the physical aspect. After I get a handle on the condition, I’ll move to 70/30 in favor of physical and try to rededicate myself to some full swing and short game fundamentals.

        Very good observation on your part regarding the intent. It’s always a good idea to approach each round or each hole within a round with a game plan. Gotta know where you’re trying to get to!

        Thanks,

        Brian

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      • Brian,

        Positive thoughts heading your way. I too had some major medical issues 5 years back. Fortunately things are better. The reason I started blogging was to help with my mental recovery. It helps to talk, even to strangers.

        Focusing 100% in an area to get you over the hump is a great idea. Only you really know what will work for your game. The percentages are always sliding to meet the peaks and valleys of our game. We will succeed because we choose to!

        Cheers
        Jim

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    • Rick

      Great questions. I believe the answer to your first question lies in a players expectations, which in turn puts pressure on themselves. Your second question likes in course management. I will delve deeper into these topics a bit later this year. Thanks for adding these to things to write about!

      Cheers
      Jim

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