Remaining Mindful on the Golf Course

I have played a fair bit of golf lately and realize that I am not as recovered from my treatments last year as I had thought. This is okay because it is important to continue to push the physical boundaries even though things seemed to have plateaued. However, there is one thing that should never wane is being mindful while playing golf. I know my game is heading off the rails if I lose focus on making a shot or my course management strategy.

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Dialing In On The Pin!

Ever watch a professional golfer go pin hunting? It seems from the moment they struck their first ball, everything went in their favour. Brandt Snedeker is a perfect example after shooting a 59 at the Wyndham Championship. After jarring his approach shot on the 7th hole, it was noticeable that he was dialed in on every shot. It was magical to watch. But, what does being dialed in actually mean?  Continue reading

Gaining Strokes To The Field in a Golf Tournament

Playing in a golf tournament offers many opportunities to gain strokes on the field. These scoring opportunities can happen at any time on the golf course, but there are certain holes where shooting a good (or poor) score makes more of a difference to the leaderboard. Over the years, I benefited from great shots and gained up to 2 strokes on the field on one hole; it was all a matter of timing. Continue reading

Focusing On Your Aim Point

This week I participated in Canadian Military Curling Regionals at Kingston, Ontario. Fortunately, I was team with three awesome curlers and mainly because of their great play, we won the event. During the three days of curling, I learned a great deal about the sport and a few things that will help me on the golf course. I plan on explaining these over the next few days, but my biggest take-away is to ensure I focus on my aim point! Continue reading

Never Say Never When Working On Your Golf Game

In baseball, if you hit the ball 3 times out of 10, you are a great batter. In golf, if this was the case we would have to go back to the drawing board to fix our issues. I have worked on improving my golf game for over 40 years and I still have plenty of room for improvement. If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is to never stop trying and to never think it is time to quit.  Continue reading