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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Forget The Noise And Play Great Golf

When I play golf, I try to limit the number of distractions. These mental bombardments detract from my focus and as a direct result, my scores become higher. Wandering around the course happens from time to time; it is something I try to avoid, but alas it happens. The challenge I have about ‘forgetting the noise’ is that it takes all different forms and figuring out a specific solution does not always do the trick. So, I have developed my own ‘one process fits all’ that keeps the noise at bay so I can stay focused on my 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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Picking The Wrong Golf Shot

Golf is a continual adventure of choices. Not matter what golf shot you plan to make, there are always choices. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly repeatedly comes to mind. And just because the situation forces you to make an ugly shot, does not mean it is not the correct course of action. Yet sometimes, I get excited about the possibilities success that guide me to make the wrong golf shot. It is a lesson I relearn from time to time, but less frequently with the more experience I gain by using my course management processes.

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The Golf Swing: A Never Ending Journey To Perfection

If anyone asks, my golf swing is perfect. I have worked on it for many years and finally feel that it is the best it can be! Yup, there is no question that right now your are either laughing, shaking your head, or spit up your coffee! If you are an avid golfer like myself, your golf swing is always in a state flux. As competitive golfers, we continually search for that one nugget that will improve our golf swing and lower of golf scores. It really is a never ending journey to perfection!

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