Planning My Escape From Trouble

Almost every round of golf I need to escape from trouble. Sometimes it is the long grass around the green, a bunker, or the trees. Regardless of my next shot, I always plan my escape with at least two options. Why two options you may say, well there is a simple answer: it stops me being fixated on a solution that might not be the best option. Believe me, there are times when I focus on a perceived a perfect solution only to realize that I have overlooked the best course of action. Being fixated on anything in golf usually leads to disaster; however, I prevent troublesome scores by ensuring that I have several shot options.

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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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If You Don’t Make Mistakes, You Are Not Trying

Over my 40+ years of playing golf, I have made a ton of mistakes. I have tried so many swing fixes that I have forgotten most of them. Interestingly, some of my efforts have paid off because my handicap and gross scores continue to improve. The last five years has been tough because cause of life events and my journey to be a scratch golfer has slowed. Regardless of the roller coaster I sometimes ride, I keep making mistakes that help guide me to eventual success. Making mistakes is all part of the learning process!

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