Being Patient While Waiting For Golf Season

Unlike my friends to the south, I am patiently waiting for the temperatures to warm up! At a brisk minus 16° C (3° F) this morning, my patience is being tested to the max. This time of year is always the worst and I do find it challenging to stay focused on upcoming golf season. Our long winter’s nap is almost over, but the days before I can get outside to swing my clubs seems to be dragging. This happens every year and I go through the same doldrums as in the past. Before suggesting I take a trip, that is not in the cards. So, I will dig deep, focus my attention on things I like to do and patiently wait for golf season to arrive at a snail’s pace.

As of this morning, 30 March 2023

As you can see, we still have a ways to go before I can dig out the clubs. The last 30 days is always the hardest.

In the meantime, I will remain grateful for the blessings in my life.

To remain positive, here is my golf thought for today:

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


A Telling Golf Stat That Everyone Should Know

Golf is a game that has gone statistics crazy. There is a stat for just about everything. In the past, I have tried to capture a bunch on my own and realized after a couple of years that the data I was collecting was helpful to a small degree. I have discussed stats in the past and have concluded that how close the ball is to the pin on approach shots is really the top stat. I have focused on greens in regulation (GIR), but I think it is time to expand that concept a bit in order to fully understand the most telling stat in golf.

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Closing The Door On Challengers On The Golf Course

Golf is all about being able to play our game when the pressure is increases. During in a tournament, the ability to make your smooth stroke after watching your opponent make a great shot is a skill that is developed over years. However, the real skill for any golfer to build is the foundation of play that allows you to close the door on your opponents when needed.

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Hitting For The “Cycle” In Golf

In baseball, hitting for the cycle is the accomplishment of one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a “natural cycle”. With the MLB playoffs underway, I started to wonder if there was a ‘Cycle’ in golf. I have decided there is and believe I have coined a new term that all golfers should adopt and use willingly!

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