I hope that a alll the readers at The Grateful Golfer can get the feeling that I try to share as much of my knowledge, experience, and ‘trial and error’ success as possible. It is the other main reasons I started writing about golf; to help other like minded golfers shorten their learning curve in order to be the best golfer they can be every time they step up to the first tee. I was thinking about my articles (all 2491 of them) and I realized that my musings might be limited because of my perspective; sometimes I am so focused on my game, I forget that my topics might not be applicable to players with higher handicaps. This does make me wonder.
As I write articles, I do try to make them relatable to the all golfers. However, I think it is important to share basic tenets to great golf and I do this by relating them to my game. It is a process I developed over the past 8 years and for the most part I think it works. It is a challenge to find topics each day that will help other players improve their game and because of this I do find that I repeat certain topics a bit more than others. I think the reason for is repetitive topic selection is that it is important to my game, hence it might be important to yours.
Knowing that my presentations might be a bit biased, this is where you the discerning golfer becomes active in reading the material at The Grateful Golfer. Because I use a bit of a shotgun approach, I rely on you to take was is valuable and discard what is not. Sometimes you will read something and have an ‘ah-ha’ moment and that is always a good thing. The main point about searching for information is to find that area of knowledge that best suits your game. Because I want to focus my efforts on increasing my distance off the tee or improving my short game does not mean it is right for your game at this time. Additionally, my goals of being a scratch golfer may not even be close to what you have in mind, so your desire to make changes reduces what you will take away from my articles. I am here to say, that this is all okay and part of the process of being the best golfer you want to be.
I realize that this article might not resonate with some, but the point of my diatribe today is to emphasize that every golfer needs/wants something different for their golf game. Everyone will pick and choose that nugget of information that will improve something about their golf game. Sometimes we focus on mechanics, course management or the mental aspects of golf. And sometimes enjoyment is that important something. Regardless of what it is, you are in the driver’s seat and get to choose what is best for your game.
My process to choosing the article topics is as simple as reading a comment, article, or opinion about golf. Other times, my social media feed is the source of inspiration. There really is no rhyme or reason to what I choose to write about, but rest assured it is base in the needs of my game and hopefully yours as well.
As you continue to improve your golf game, remember that regardless of what the constant bombardment of ‘must do things’ or ‘best method to’ tells you, you are in control of your golf game. Only you can determine what is best for your game. With that power comes the ability to follow your golf path to your destination. I just hope that I can help ease your journey by providing some useful nuggets of knowledge.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!