The Grateful Golfer Blog – Is It Worth The Read?

I often wonder if my daily musings are worth the effort. My original intent was to help me cope with serious health issues (twice) and after nine years of writing, this little golf blog has morphed into something else. I enjoy clacking away at the keyboard everyday because it brings me joy and I am grateful for all the visitors to The Grateful Golfer. ,Now, ongoing intent has expanded so that I provide the readers with fresh ideas on how they can improve their game and to read about the successes and challenges of playing golf regardless of one’s ability. Although I am enjoying punching out an article daily (currently sitting at 630 days in a row) I sometimes wonder if The Grateful Golfer is worth the read?

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The Grateful Golfer Blog Exceeding All Expectations

When 2020 exploded onto the scene, I had high hopes for what this year was going to bring! Who would have thought that the whole world would be affected by a global pandemic. As spring slowly unfolded, my blog traffic continue as per normal. Nothing exciting, but consistent. I was happy with the results and forecasted that I would receive the same numbers as the previous year; approximately 85,000 views with 50,000 visitors. Then something happened, in May (the same month that my home course of Osprey Links opened), The Grateful Golfer received a massive uptake in numbers!

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What Is Your Biggest Worry On The Golf Course

In my earlier years, I was wracked with worry when I teed it up! If I entered into a competition (friendly or serious) forget it; I would seize up for a hole or two until I hit a few good balls and had time to relax. Of course as time progressed and my game improved, I started to worry less and less. This does not mean that I do not have any worries, but any fears about my general game is overruled by my mental game.

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Forget It, I am Done!

Not sure if the title caught your attention, but it is how I am feeling right now. If you rolled all my golf challenges up into a little ball it would be the “Stay Puffed” monster from Ghost Busters! Golf sucks and this COVID thing can just hit the road. Worst of all, I am stress that I will never reach any goals…..okay, I have to stop. I about kick my own butt for being dopey!

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Do You Follow The Golf News?

There is always something ‘golf focused’ to read regardless of its value. I realize that the news media, public relations, and players themselves try to generate interest on a plethora of topics. Personally, I find most of the information provided to be white noise because I am not interested in the daily happenings of the golf world that does add to my daily life. I realize this might seem harsh, but over the years I found that getting caught up in the minutia detracts from things that are actually important to my golf game.

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