A Minor Change to My Stance on Music on the Golf Course

Two years ago I wrote an article categorically stating that music on the golf course has no place. Actually, I still believe that music played over a speaker on the course is bad form. I find the noise intrusive and disruptive to my concentration. However, times are a changing and I thought I would revisit my hard stance. Continue reading

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Stop Chasing Your Golf Game!

I learned a valuable lesson many years ago that chasing my golf game was a waste of time. During this dark period of my career (about 20 years ago), I would try any new technique regardless how silly it was; fortunately, I did not have the money to chase equipment or I would have done that as well. I wasted so much time that now I look back and wonder if I would be a better player if I had learned this valuable lesson sooner. Continue reading

Quiet Time for Golf

For the past seven years I notice a distinct drop in views at The Grateful Golfer. I do not think the material is any less ‘awesome’ (please ignore my shameless plug), but the fact the all the tours are preparing for a resurgence of activity in January. The big names are taking time with families and planning their schedule around the Majors. Overall, it is a quiet time for golf. Continue reading

There is No End To Seve’s Greatness

Without a doubt, Seve Ballesteros was one of the greatest shot makers in golf. Everyone likes to compare wins, Majors, and prize money to determine the best player of all time and I am okay with that; however, I am not sure there was or is anyone who could see how to make something out of nothing like Seve.  Continue reading

Focused Physical Training to Improve My Golf Game

Staying physically fit is important to life in general. It is something I identified early in my life and have adopted an active lifestyle to enjoy what comes my way. It has served me well and I as approach 60, I know it will be important in my ‘gold years’. However, over the past five years, I have also come to realize that my physical training routine needs to focus on the activities I want to do most to ensure I can participate at the level want moving forward. In this case, golf is the sport I focus on most and as such do try to train to improve my game. However, this is not always the case for most players. Continue reading