Is Intent Important To Your Golf Game

Intent is an important part of life. I am a strong believer that intent can change virtually all aspects of our lives if we make a conscious effort to make a change. Golf is no different! Kevin, an avid reader of The Grateful Golfer, set me a video from Mark Crossfield. It showed how Crossfield was able to fly his ball over a bunker that in the past would have been the landing area. This video was fun to watch so I decided to search out the video behind the video to see if what Crossfield was doing was repeatable by us mere mortals. After watching it in its entirety, I felt that was definitely worth sharing and discussing. It core teaching point from the video is how the intent to change our golf game is the critical factor to success.

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Working Towards Serenity On The Golf Course

When I played golf in the past (actually back about 25 years), extreme bouts of frustration would follow me around the golf course. If I made a poor shot or at least one that I felt should have been better, I would allow my frustration to build until it erupted. I am not proud of this fact, but it is something I think most golfers experience during their journey. My frustration was very much an internal thing, but it would eat away at my ability to play to a point were I had to grind out every shot. Golf was beginning to lose its luster and I actually thought about hanging up my sticks. That is until I made a decision to change!

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Improving Your Golf Swing One Shot At A Time

It is fair to say that feedback from contact helps shape our golf swing. I don’t know about you, but my great hits do not happen as often as I hope. But, I still keep swinging away hoping that the percentage of great contact continues improve. To do this, I will have to continue swinging and swinging with the intent to get better. Before you start yelling at me and calling me names for stating the obvious, I think if you sit back and think about it, how often do golfers hit their ball with intent.

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My Golf Game: It Is A Matter Of Perception

I am sure many of you have heard the saying “perception is reality”. Basically, perception shapes how we look at our lives and helps create the reality in which we live. Of course, there are counter arguements to this famous quote that our reality is much more complex and there are many other factors to consider. You will have to research each side of the discussion to determine on which side of the fence you fall, but when it comes to our golf game, at least for me, this is a simple answer. How we perceive our game will directly impact our results. Let me explain.

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What Does It Take To Be A Scratch Golfer?

My goal to be a scratch golfer will always be at the forefront of my golfing goals. I believe that I need a vision for my future golf game to lower my handicap. On a side note, if you are wondering “A vision is a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future, based on your goals and aspirations.” (Queensland Government) This definition really sums up where I want to go, but how exactly do I get there? Is there a magical process to follow to make my vision come true? What does it take go be a scratch golfer?

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