If you are a regular reader of The Grateful Golfer, you know that I like to run polls on Twitter almost every day. It helps with gathering data for articles, but sometimes it is just for fun. Over the past couple of years, I realize that asking the right question on the polls if more difficult than I originally thought and as such, some questions lead to multiple, unexpected answers!
For example, the question I asked two days ago went like this:
When I first asked this question, my intent was to discuss how often players changed how they gripped the putter; not the actual putter grip. Unfortunately, the responses I received talked as much about both possible answers. I quickly realized that my question was vague and did not garner the answers I had sought.
As you can see, my question did illicit some great conversation and I guess I can take solace in that fact. However, my poor quality question did point out that when seeking a specific answer, a focused well thought out question is required in order to prevent confusion.
The above lesson is on I continue to learn. I do try to thoughtfully think of the root issues with my golf game and pose the right question to address my challenges. Sometimes this process takes days and others weeks. Because by asking an unclear question can lead me down many rabbit holes before I find the right solution.
As I continue my journey towards being a scratch golfer, I need to ask the tough questions about how to improve my golf game. The tough questions are not always complicated, but focused on the actual root of the problem. And when I finally compose the question, I have to avoid the traps of confusion, like the one above, in order to not waste time, avoid frustration, and improve the quality of my game.
Have you ever asked a confusing question about your golf game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!