Playing Golf Versus Playing At Golf

There are two schools of golf I see on the links. Those who play golf and those who play at golf. The one little word in my statements changes so many things about time on the links that it should not be overlooked when deciding what path you want to take with respect to golf. It is not a new concept, but many players seem become confused when they encounter the fork in the road. Personally, I am on playing golf path and have been for many years.

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Learning Course Management Lessons From Other Golfers

Every round of golf has the potential to teach me a golf lesson. Whether it is in the area of swing mechanics, ball striking, club selection or course management, an observant golfer can learn something from their playing partners. In many cases, we do not understand the lesson until we face the situation ourselves, but the knowledge is there just waiting to bubble to the surface. These golf lessons are most prevalent in the area of course management. Watching other players navigate the round opens many doors to the possibilities of making a different shot to improve our score. For me it is all about being a student of the game.

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When Putting Be Aggressive!

During my recent successes on the links, I have one real failing. It might not seem like much because of my low scores, but I cannot believe the challenges I am having on the greens. Before you roll your eyes, you must know by now that I am always trying to take advantage of every ounce of possibilities so I can shoot the lowest score. At this time, my putting is causing me some angst and I know exactly why!

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Hitting Mid Irons Like Professionals

Often overlooked, mid irons (5, 6, and 7 irons) are often overlooked by amateurs as they like to hit the hybrids and woods as much as possible. At Osprey Links, I hit my mid irons on at least half the holes. This happens on most par 4s (of which there are 9) and as such, half of my approach shots occur with these clubs. If 10% of my shots are happening with a group of clubs, then I would suggest that I need to ensure I know how to use them in order to keep my golf scores as low as I possibly can. Establishing this need, I have to wonder if there is anything special I need to do to ensure I hit my mid irons like professionals.

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My Game Is Improving…..At Least Today!

Well, I have been playing for about six weeks and have over 30 rounds in the books. This includes 20 posted scores, scrambles, Men’s Night, and Senior Men’s Ryder Cup. It right about now during every season that my game starts to turn the corner to “play better street”. Yesterday’s round was one of my best to date in 2021, but is how I played that seemed to make me feel that my game is ready for a run at lowering my handicap.

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