Doubles Are Killing My Golf Score

I am in that time of my golf season where I am starting to slump a little bit. I currently have 37 rounds posted at Golf Canada and have lowered my handicap index to 3.9, yet I find myself in a bit of a struggle. I seem to be shooting two double bogies a round during four of my last five rounds. I talked about no trouble doubles in an earlier post, but my woes are still hanging around.

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A No Trouble Double In Golf

One of the most frustrating aspects of my golf game is the ‘no trouble double’ bogey. You know the hole where you are not in any trouble, but you after hitting a couple of poor shots and then 3 jacking on the green, you walk towards the next hole muttering under your breath. Of all scores that frustrate me, the ‘no trouble double’ bogey is the worst.

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When Your Round Of Golf Comes Crashing Down!

As I watched Chesson Hadley putt off the green on the 17th hole at the Waste Management Pheonix Open, I fought the urge to crawl up in a ball, lay in the corner and babble endlessly about nothing. We have all had bad holes and I can certainly relate to Hadley’s unfortunate results of turning a potential eagle into a double bogey! Unfortunately for amateurs, our damage would be in the four or five over, not just a double bogey. Continue reading

Golfing in a Haze

Playing Golf in a Haze is challenging at best. This is the 11th tee box at Roundel Glen Golf Course.

For years I have tried to be in the moment for every golf shot. I think it is important that being mindful lowers my golf scores. For the most part, this is entirely true; however, I remember playing one round when I felt like I was in a haze of despair and success. It was a memorable round that resulted in an even par round. Continue reading