‘TWas The Night Before Christmas – 2022

As the anticipation grows for Christmas Day, it is easy to become wrapped up in the excitement of the holiday season. After the crazy few years we recently endured, it is now time to find the fun, laughter, and good times again. Every year I try to reflect and express gratitude for all the amazing people in my 3 foot space and this year will be no different.

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The Grateful Golfer Blog – Is It Worth The Read?

I often wonder if my daily musings are worth the effort. My original intent was to help me cope with serious health issues (twice) and after nine years of writing, this little golf blog has morphed into something else. I enjoy clacking away at the keyboard everyday because it brings me joy and I am grateful for all the visitors to The Grateful Golfer. ,Now, ongoing intent has expanded so that I provide the readers with fresh ideas on how they can improve their game and to read about the successes and challenges of playing golf regardless of one’s ability. Although I am enjoying punching out an article daily (currently sitting at 630 days in a row) I sometimes wonder if The Grateful Golfer is worth the read?

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Finding Drills To Improve Our Golf Game

It is the time of year where I actively look for now (and sometimes old) drills to improve my golf game. My intentional effort to improve my knowledge is important to building the proper foundation for my 2021 golf season. Sometimes, my research reinforces my current habits and today’s drill from Phil Mickelson does just that; it improves my short game. Not surprisingly, Mickelson’s drill is an extension of my star drill, however his explanation is exactly what I have been trying to articulate for years. I think this is a game changer for many players who struggle with how to confidently finish a golf hole.

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‘TWas The Night Before Christmas – 2020

As the anticipation grows for Christmas Day, it is easy to become wrapped up in the excitement of the holiday season. After the crazy year we just lived through, it usually time for fun, laughter, and good times for many, but this year some will find this festive season difficult and challenging. Luckily, I am blessed and find this Christmas enjoyable and refreshing. Every year I try to reflect and express gratitude for all the amazing people in my 3 foot space!

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Playing Golf With New Friends

Playing golf with friends is always fun. Playing golf with new friends is something I thoroughly enjoy and yesterday I had a chance to expand my circle of grateful golfers. My wife is from a small town in Ontario and recently reconnected with an old friend, Michele. Little did I know I would be the beneficiary of this re-connection as I was invited to golf with her husband Jacques. He brought his brother Gilles and an old mutual friend Glen who I knew from years ago. We decided to meet at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort for a quick round and to take the chance to get to know each other.

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