Do You Have a Golf Comfort Zone?

We all like making the heroic shot that wins the match or saves strokes. Generally, it happens when we are not in our comfort zone and we have to attempt a shot that is more challenging then we would like. This is not an unusual situation, but one most amateurs (in any sport) try to avoid by staying comfortably in a zone that causes them the least about of stress. Unfortunately, it is the place of comfort what is an anchor to your golf game. I know it was to mine!

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Pulling My Wedges Left

I have developed a small hitch in my swing were a majority of my wedges end up left of the target. I especially find this if I try to squeeze a few extra yards out of the any of the clubs. At this time, I am not sure if it is an alignment, grip, or swing issue. I will be heading to the range today to find out what is going on. This is an normal step in playing great golf during the season and I recommend it to all amateur golfers.

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FEAR – Golf’s Greatest Enemy

Talking about FEAR is nothing new at The Grateful Golfer. It ultimate paralyzes us when playing and forces most players to change their approach to shots. False Evidence Appearing Real creeps into our minds and poisons our ability to play our best. Conquering that FEAR is key to shooting low golf scores. As a matter of fact, it is paramount to being a scratch golfer! Continue reading

Taking Aim at The Green On Approach Shots

As I perused my regular golfing sites, a thought popped into my head regarding my aim point on approach shots. I am not entirely sure if it is an issue, but it would be great to hear what you have to say. The premise of my idea is that I do not select the proper aim point when making an approach shot to the green. Let me explain. Continue reading