After 365 days of continuous writing, I have reach my goal. Yup, the day after I left the hospital last year (September 6th) I decided to embark on a personal challenge of writing an article on The Grateful Golfer for one year without missing a day. And today is the day my goal is complete!Continue reading
I am 14 days into my stem cell transplant with about 10 days to go. Fortunately, all is going well and I expect this to be the steady state until completion. As I sit in my hospital bed, I find myself making many mini-goals that helps me stay the course of the end goal – healthy and heading home! I find that these mini-goals are as much a physical process as mental; yet hey are all connected. Continue reading
Make the madness stop! How can thousands of so-called experts claim to have the one solution that will fix my golf game? It is impossible to decipher the complex idiosyncrasies of a golf swing down to one simple concept or action. Of course, in today’s society of instant gratification, that is what most players are looking for. Golf is not easy and no matter what parts of your game you are trying to fix, a quick search will provide a mountain of data that you have not time or desire to sift through. So what is the solution? Continue reading
As amateur golfers it does not take much to change our golf game. I guess the same is for the professionals, but I would suggest they are better equipped to avoid those defining moments. It does not take much in some cases to change our attitude, confidence or comfort from good too bad. Likely the opposite is true, but I find fall into the abyss is easier than climbing out.
Understanding our swing mechanics is helps redefine out focus if things are heading south, yet I believe it is not the real challenge. Generally, our swing mechanics remain constant throughout a round of golf. Of course, the better the golfer, the more consistent. But overall, focusing on swing mechanics is a rabbit hole that does not prevent the slide in the wrong direction. Continue reading