Do You Learn From Your Golfing Mistakes?

It is a challenge to measure the number of mistakes I make in a round. This might seem like a crazy statement, yet how do we actually tally the number of actually mistakes are made in a round. Do we include poorly hit shots that turn out okay? Do we only focus on the poor results? Does chipping 6 feet from the pin from just off the green count? You can see that developing a checklist of possibilities for the quality golf shots is virtually impossible. Yet, I still learn from my perceived mistakes in hopes that it improves my golf game.

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Overreaching On The Golf Course

When you first read the heading for today’s article I am sure most of you immediately think about swing mechanics. Then you drill down and think of poster and ball position. However, I was thinking about some rounds I played last year and realize that I overreached with my course management during shots, holes and rounds. Looking back I realized that during those times I created the situation for failure; all because I overreached and selected the poor shot.

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How Successful Is Your Golf Game?

There is only one way to determine how successful your golf game and it is through introspection. Your self analysis is the only benchmark needed to determine if your game is up to par or not! If you are happy with shooting 95, then who are we to rain on your parade. Besides, it is your game and only you can determine the way ahead.

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The Chink In My Golf Armour

Every golfer has a weak point in their game. If you asked, I am sure many would have several…..I know I do. This being the case, we develop other skills to protect against our weaknesses and hopefully are smart enough to manage our golf shots protect our overall golf score. Unfortunately there are days when no matter what we do or how which plan we use that day, nothing seems to help. That is when the chink in our golf armour really shines through like a beacon of light in a dark room.

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Properly Hitting A Fairway Wood From The Short Grass

Hitting a fairway wood properly is critical to my game. Over the years, I have tried to maximize my distance from the short grass with better than average success. Recently, I have been challenged to make proper contact that has resulted in the loss of about 10 or 15 yards. My recent change of a slower back swing has helped, but reading an article from Golf Digest about how Tiger Woods likes to hit down with his fairway woods strikes home with me.

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