Golf in Morning Has Its Challenges

I love early morning golf. I find everything about my morning rounds perfect, well most of the time. There are some challenges this time of year (Mid August) that affect my game, but over years of experience, I have found several fixes that are no fail. They are minor changes, but greatly enhance my overall playing enjoyment and helps keep my scores lower. I think they will help you as well.

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Flipping or Casting My Irons

Golf is a poetic game that requires fluid movement to hit the perfect golf ball. To see the perfect ball flight, hear solid contact, or feel the effortless body movements is something that you will know it when you hear, see, or feel it. I understand this concept, however lately my irons (all of them) are not as ‘perfect’ as I want and as a result I am hitting the ball shorter and to the left on approach shots. It is a bit frustrating, however I understand my shortcomings and now it is time for fix this new challenge.

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Ready Golf and Marking Your Golf Ball

Ready golf is a huge topic and continues to garner attention around the world. The governing bodies are trying to speed up play to attract new and younger players to the links. I think this is an admiral goal and see some changes that will help reach their objective. But, there comes a time where ready golf changes the pace of play so much that players cannot attain a groove or tempo to their game. And marking their ball on the green is a perfect example.

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Fighting The Urge To Press a Poor Situation

I can state with all certainty that every golfer has tried to press a poor situation on the golf course in the hopes of regaining form in one shot. It is nothing to be ashamed about because it is a natural urge. Unfortunately, these high risk shots have worked the odd time and thus this positive intermittent reinforce (considered a very powerful motivator my psychologists) causes poor management. I have to say, I have fell into this exact situation many times over the years. The question is how to avoid pressing a poor situation?

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Losing My Concentration Mid Golf Round

What do we mean when we say concentrate or focus when getting ready to hit a golf ball? Do you think of all the aspects of your swing you have to complete or do you think of one thing – personally, I am a one thing player and it makes a difference to my score. Unfortunately, like my last round, I have a tendency to lose my concentration mid round and as result, rack up the strokes needlessly. This is a something I try to avoid, but it does creep in from time to time.

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