How To Keep Motivated When We Cannot Play Golf

I can honestly say that it is a challenge to find something to write about when we are in lock down for another two weeks. We were lucky enough to play two rounds in early April, but since all I have to dwell on are my memories of playing golf. I realize that I am in the same boat as many Ontarians, yet it is starting go get a bit monotonous waiting for the courses to open. The real draw back is that I think I am running out of material to write about!

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Never Stop Grinding During A Challenging Round

As I watched the final round of The Players Championship, I was reminded of an important lesson about playing competitive golf. As Lee Westwood struggled in most areas of his game, he demonstrated a moxie that should inspire most players. I watched him hit poor shots, then respond with clutch recovery shots. He hit his ball into the pond or a sand trap only to respond by working his magic to reduce the damage. Westwood showed that as a professional golfer, actually any golfer, it is important to never stop grinding during a challenging round.

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Ten Must Have Items For Beginner Golfers

You have decided to start golfing and really do not know where to start. To some beginners this is a daunting challenge because they have no experience with which to draw knowledge of where to start. I stumbled across a video that might help you save money, time and frustration that is worth a look. For many experienced players, the list seems to be a no brainer. However, after reviewing the list I found two items I will add to my bag this year.

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Changing Golf Stats To Measure GIR

Up until now, I have measured my first putt distance on all shots and broke it down further into GIR distances. This state has been helpful, but as my rounds pile up, it is becoming less and less valuable as I will explain below. As a result, I have decided to change my tracking numbers to focus on GIR or more specifically approach shots. I feel that this change will be more beneficial than my putting distances and hopefully this change will result in lower golf scores.

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How Many Wheels Makes The Best Push Cart

I use a push cart in the summer. Actually, I have used a push cart for 20 years in the summer. I find that using this very important piece of equipment I am able to play my best golf in the heat of the summer. Of course I think my three-wheeled cart is the best, but my friend Blair uses a four-wheeled cart and says it is the cats pajamas. I am not convinced because I pushed his bucket of bolts and it was a tough grind.

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