I know you can finish the start of this question. I have lived by the following thought for most of my life. I can honestly admit, that I have done this and some responses have really caused me to think:
Never ask a question if you are not prepared for an honest answer!
I believe we learn from asking questions; it helps expand our knowledge and understanding of a specific topic and it also can guide us on making changes in the future. There are many aspect to asking questions, but regardless, we must be prepared to hear something unexpected.
In golf, this is absolutely true. Many people have asked me questions about playing golf and I can say without hesitation that at least half did not like the answer. They were polite, but immediately disregarded my view because it was not what they wanted to hear. Over the years I have developed a thick skin as to their reaction, but I am always open to a golf conversation.
Recently, I have asked a few questions and received some honest replies. Specifically, Brian and Kevin (regular readers of The Grateful Golfer) provide honest answers and recommendations for next year. Both suggest that seeing a professional is important and I know they are right. Even with a 5 handicap, I have a few swing issues that I need help solving. So, I will follow Brian and Kevin’s advice and see help from a local golf professional early in next year’s season. Thanks guys, I am grateful for the help!
Golf is not unique. Asking questions is important to expanding our knowledge and understanding of this great game. It can be a shock to our system sometimes, but if we approach our research with an open mind and a willingness to change, then great thinks can happen on the course. What is your burning golf question you are afraid to ask?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.