Staying With My Game Plan

The challenge when playing any round is sticking to my game plan. Over the years, many respondents on The Grateful Golfer use the ‘come what may’ approach to their round. I like a football team, generally have the shots for the first three holes laid out in my mind. Of course, this plan is flexible because I have to execute those shots, but I generally have a plan and try to stick to it.

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Shooting Two Birdies in One Round

I have an expectation that I will shoot at least two birdies in one round every time I tee it up. Of course, this does not always happen, but this stat is slowly improving. I can say that shooting even one birdie is great for lowering my final score and helps build confidence. But, this is no surprise and you already knew that – right?

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The Last Men’s Night of 2019

Two nights ago, I played my last Men’s Night of 2019. Given the cold temperatures and lack of light, the sad day of had arrived for me. Although there is one more night left (next Wednesday) at Osprey Links, alas I cannot make it. I am in the middle of a move and cannot spare the time!

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Blindly Focusing on What Does Not Work

I bet you have made some miracle shots over the years. I know I have! When I do, it changes my perception of my game and opens possibilities to playing better. The challenge that amateurs face moving forward is that they continue to focus on this magical moment at the expense of the rest of their game. They cling to that one shot by attempting to duplicate it on the course instead of dedicating time at the range to determine how they were successful.

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It is Like Pulling Teeth on The Golf Course

There are times when I hit the course and find myself less than grateful. I am all psyched to be there, then suddenly our smooth comfortable pace comes to a screaming halt. We are behind a group who seems to not be aware of their surroundings and ignores that we are waiting on every shot. I feel like I am in a dentist chair! This situation happens often on my course because we are fast players and many are not. But, this is not the whole story!

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