Being Patient While Waiting For Golf Season

Unlike my friends to the south, I am patiently waiting for the temperatures to warm up! At a brisk minus 16° C (3° F) this morning, my patience is being tested to the max. This time of year is always the worst and I do find it challenging to stay focused on upcoming golf season. Our long winter’s nap is almost over, but the days before I can get outside to swing my clubs seems to be dragging. This happens every year and I go through the same doldrums as in the past. Before suggesting I take a trip, that is not in the cards. So, I will dig deep, focus my attention on things I like to do and patiently wait for golf season to arrive at a snail’s pace.

As of this morning, 30 March 2023

As you can see, we still have a ways to go before I can dig out the clubs. The last 30 days is always the hardest.

In the meantime, I will remain grateful for the blessings in my life.

To remain positive, here is my golf thought for today:

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


Keeping Your Course Management Decisions Simple

Course management is a must have for every golfer. This mental approach to golf (as course management is all mental) allows players to loop a course without exacerbating the difficulties of each round. It might seem daunting, but in reality course management is an easy process that helps all levels of golfers accentuate their strengths during every golf shot. There is a cerebral process to golf and it manifests through course management. Therefore, I recommend that learning about course management and what it means to your game is a must.

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Starting Golf: Here are Three Things You Should Know

Starting to play any sport is a daunting task. There are so many different aspects a beginner needs to consider when starting that they can quickly become overwhelmed. Golf, in my opinion, is one of the more complicated sports to start because of the plethora of factors that can influence your journey. I asked The Grateful Golfer crowd for advice on things someone should know went taking up golf. The responses were very similar and fit perfectly to what I was thinking. If you are starting this amazing sport or you have only played a few times, then the following are three things that will help you develop a passion for the game while lowering the frustration factor.

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Unbelievable Drive By Rory McIlroy

I normally do not just repost a golf shot without any explanation, however today will be my first. I am still in awe by the results of Rory McIlroy’s driver.

Personally, I am ecstatic to be within 4 feet after my second shot on a 350 yard hole. Simply amazing.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Changing Your Chipping Sequence

Chipping is an important shot that allows players to lower their golf score. This statement is not profound, but needs to be repeated from time to time. As an important topic of discussion, I realized that the plethora of interest points on chipping cannot be covered reasonably in one article. Keeping this in mind, I thought that talking about the differences between chipping and hitting should be broached. The chipping sequence is different than that of hitting in the fact that it is a less of an explosive movement. Chipping is more controlled and relies on a more gentle touch when making contact. To achieve this softer feel, our chipping sequence is very important.

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