What I Learned From 2022 Players Championship

Although The Players Championship is not a Major in golf, it sure can create the excitement and heartbreak of one. As I watched the play over the weekend, I realized that professional golfers have the same challenges as amateurs when challenging conditions are present. And since last Thursday, the weather created the environment where doubles, triples and quads were not a surprise. Having said this, I did learn three things that make me feel much better about my game.

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Keeping My Hands Quiet While Chipping

I cannot tell a lie. Sometimes, I purposely engage my wrists to apply extra spin on the ball with the intent of stopping the ball the faster. Of course this foolish attempt to place extra action on the ball usually ends in failure. Most of the time I end up flipping my wrists and my ball ends up short. Then I remind myself that I need to keep my hands quiet to ensure that my club does all the work and reap all the benefits.

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Playing Golf With Tiger Woods

My nephew sent me a link to a video of Tiger Woods giving a playing lesson with David Spade. It was very entertaining and I want to thank Kevin for thinking about me by sending me the link. It was interesting to watch a player like Spade elevate his game with guidance from one of the greatest players of all time. How awesome would it be to be afforded this type of opportunity.

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Never Forget Your First Golf Lesson

Do you remember the first golf lesson you ever received? For some, it was from a professional, for others (like myself) it was from my Dad. He taught me so many things on and off the golf course, I consider myself blessed that he was in my life albeit for too short of a time. Every once in a while, I remember his my first lesson he taught and believe I have honoured him during every round of golf I play!

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Asking The Tough Questions About My Golf Game

With the goal to be a scratch golfer, I am always asking myself what I can do get to the next level. I am currently holding a 3.8 handicap index and to get it to zero will take (I suspect) more than I am probably willing to commit. But, I am not willing to give up on my goals just yet. If nothing else, it will keep my driving towards something that will continue to improve my golf game.

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