Forget What You Know About Golf – There Is No Right Answer!

Have you ever thought that you have the answer to your golfing woes just to find out that you were way off base. I cannot count the number of times I thought I had solved my problems only to realize that I was heading down the wrong path. Yet, I have an unwavering desire to keep following what I think is the right path. And for those who do not thing how we go about finding the right path are likely wandering aimlessly in an endless golf hazard.

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Revisiting My Golf Stat Collection

After one day of tracking my approach shot stat of distance and where I missed, I am calling Uncle. Yup, it was an eye opener and I realized that the amount of data I was going to collect was folly! I actually felt like I was drowning in information that really offered no substantial value….as I found out!

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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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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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