Assuming In Golf Is A Bad Thing?

For all the amateurs out there, it is time to stop assuming and start knowing about your golf game. That is right, you are your own worse enemy because you think you can hit shots (even basic ones) far more consistently than you actually can and it is hurting your golf score. Okay, my opening was a little harsh for a golf blog that tries to stay positive, but I needed to get your attention. My point about assuming is entirely true and I have fallen into that pitfall myself many a time. As we develop our game, there are the knowns and unknows about our game. Unfortunately amateurs like myself often confuse the two which leads to miss shots, poor decisions, and higher golf scores. All because we assume we know what we are doing when in fact we are walking a tight rope of success.

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Tips For The Beginner and Experienced Golfer

When fledgling golfers take up the game, they sometimes wonder about the basic nuances of the game. Well, not to worry because I found a video that will help you to start building a knowledge of the game that can be a great part of your leisure time.

Tip number 11 is a very good tip that many beginners overlook. I played many inexpensive balls over the years and realize that I did not always have to pay a great deal of money to find the ball that fits my game. I was never limited or loyal to a manufacturer because I believed and believe that each has something to offer every golfer.

The decision to play a specific ball is a personal one and I wish you luck on your pursuit of the perfect ball for your game.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Five Uses Of A Hybrid Golf Club

I love my hybrid golf clubs. Over the years, I have carried a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid, experimented with their use and have settled on a carrying a 3 and 4 hybrid. As I researched for today’s topic, I stumbled across a video by Rick Sheils that outlines five uses to a hybrid to improve your game and lower your golf score. As I was inspired by the video to write this article, I realized that I definitely use my hybrid for four of the instances Shiels suggests and a few more as well. Regardless of how many situations you use your hybrid, I think that it is important that they are used more because they really improve an amateurs ability to navigate out of challenging situations.

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Playing A Roller Coaster Round Of Golf

Each round of golf has its own surprises. Depending on the day, we will shoot and awesome score, one we are embarrassed to talk about, and one that has so many hills and valleys that we get dizzy just thinking about it. The latter roller coaster round is one that most players experience on a routine basis. There is no rhyme or reason for the ups and downs……or is there?

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Accepting Poor Golf Shots

I was going to write a long diatribe about poor golf shots and how frustrating they are, but I decided to let Dustin Johnson do the speaking today.

I know that each of us can find specific holes to Johnson’s logic, but if we look at the big picture than It looks pretty sound. I learned this lesson many times over the years and can honestly say that I accept most (emphasis on most) poor golf shots. My emotional lows are curbed and I do play better golf when I accept my mistakes. I think you will as well.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!