As an amateur athlete in multiple sports, I always aspired to play my best. Of course that did not always happen, but for the most part I can look back and confidently say that I rarely left anything on the playing field. This desire was driven from an innate drive always want to improve. My golf game is no better and I enjoy seeking new and better methods to lower my golf score. Yesterday, I came across an interview by Rory McIlroy that struck home. And I think it is worth sharing.Continue reading
One of the awesome things I like about The Grateful Golfer is my plan to willingness to freely share all things golf. I think it is important to be open to suggestions and sage advice of other players/readers who have experienced some of the same golfing issues. It is these helpful people who expand my knowledge about and understanding about golf. They also aid in my continuing quest to increase my knowledge of this fun sport.
Are you open to suggestions about your golf game? I mean, having someone (other than a pro you pay to help) offer unsolicited advice about how to improve your golf game. Personally, I am open to any conversation, but I will have to admit that I am a bit remiss for a player offering solutions to problems they have yet to solve. I am not sure why a player would accept such advice, but it happens quite often at the course. Continue reading
Asking someone’s opinion is the greatest form of flattery. Most of us feel something positive when sought out to provide sage advice or thoughts on a particular topic. Recently, I asked three questions on Twitter and here is what you had to say. Continue reading
It is difficult to imagine what is going through the mind of the players preparing for the Ryder Cup. Each will have their own methods of preparing for the most famous team competition in golf! Regardless of how they prepare, it is important that on Friday morning, they bring their A game.
Reading many articles on the Ryder Cup, I can honestly say that there is plenty of ‘white noise’ that might be a distraction to the competitors. Keeping the players focused is the heavy task of the Team Captain and the Vice Captains. Chosen for their experience and understanding of what the players are going through, they will likely offer sage advice, however it is ultimately the job of the players to step up and play well.