I have received about a million golf tips over the years. I have read them, watched them, listen to them, and practiced them. I have tried variations of the tips and tried to make many of them work. Through all the trial and error approaches I have used, there is one golf tip that has stuck. And I consider it the greatest golf tip ever! Continue reading
Life’s journey never ends! We have the ability to change so many aspects of our lives and all it takes is a decision to start. Personally, I believe this is the most difficult aspect of any first steps, yet the most important.
Deciding to change something golf related is no different. Whether you want to fix part of your swing, refocus on how to play your rounds, or make an impact within the golfing community it takes a decision to start a new journey. Regardless of what you are doing or where you a headed, making real change comes down to two very special ‘somethings’ that must be present or else your path down on that branch of your life’s journey is short-lived!
As a golfing fanatic, I am focused on playing great golf. I think I do all the right things to improve my game and I am not sure I can do anything else. Sometimes, it feels as if all my effort goes unrewarded. Do you ever feel that way?
Being a student of the game takes on a life of its own sometimes. Reading books, writing articles, watching videos, practicing, playing, and talking about golf, uses up some of my free time! I believe that to be a better player, all the above things need to play some sort of role in my passion. However, I am not so sure I am on the right path to being a scratch golfer!
Desire is a driving force! It is the fuel that drives the machine of life. Desire is what quietly pushes you towards achieving your goals. This philosophy, if followed, can expand your very existence beyond what you may think is possible. Desire provides the ‘get up and go’, for those who always seem to be motivate. This very ideal is important to any golfer wanting to achieve success.
Many amateurs talk about wanting to be better golfers. They discuss various techniques of great shots to lower their score, but rarely practice. They continually buy more equipment thinking they are working on their game, but nothing changes. They watch the professionals, looking for the next big tip, but forget to try it when they go to the course. Personally, I have been in this exact situation early in my golfing days. I thought I was working on my game, but actually I was not changing anything yet expected different results.
About 25 years ago something changed. I received a taste of what it was like to break 80 and thought how great it felt! From that point, my expectations changed and with that my desire to be a scratch golfer was born. Since that time, I have practiced, learned, and focused my attention on how to play better golf. The cool thing is, as I took baby steps towards improving, my desire continued to grow. Now, my desire has morphed into a passion for golf. Interestingly, as my desire/passion grew – my baby steps turned into a brisk walk – then a jog. Now, my desire to improve all aspects of my game is like an erupting volcano! As I move forward, I am learning to harness and focus this passion to steadily improve my game.
Desire is important to success; however people must decide for themselves how good of a golfer they want to be! The only right answer is the one the individual chooses!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links…soon!