Time is always precious. There never seems enough of it to do the things we want to accomplish. There is always something pulling us multiple directions and that creates many challenges to our golf game. But what if time was an irrelevant factor. What would your change to improve your golf game. Some would say nothing because it is only leisure activity; while others…..
As it is, I spend time writing, reading, training, preparing and playing golf everyday. It is something I enjoy doing, but if I removed, lets say work, that would free up more time to devote to whatever I want. I just wonder if it would be golf.
The only area I would change if time was not a factor was my practice time. I do go to the range throughout the year, but nearly as much as I should. I love to play and as a result I spend most of my time on the course. I think my response is a popular one, especially with avid players like myself. There never seems to be enough time to practice. Or is there?
In reality, there is enough time for everything, I just need to manage it a bit better. In the summer, I am not much of a TV watcher, so that is not a real factor. I love to spend time working in my yard, so I do not want to take time from there. I love to kayaking, walking, and spending time with my wife, cannot limit that. So where do I grab more time to practice? It has to come from the course.
If I really want to improve, I will need to organize my time at the course a bit better. Instead of hanging around chatting with my friends, which I do on the course anyway, take an extra 15 minutes chipping and putting. I already spend sometime warming up, but that extra 15 minutes would make a tremendous difference. Also, I have the time to chip and putt after my round. Another 15 minutes would not hurt for sure. It really is all about managing the time I have at the course.
I will have to give this some more thought. Changing is easier said than done, but it might be a focus area for next year. How do you manage your golf time?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!