Scoring Well, But Playing Weak Golf

Have you ever played a round of golf where you scored well, but left so many strokes on the course it was frustrating. Well, that is exactly what happened to me yesterday. I shot 79 (a good score considering) and I only hit 3 greens in regulation. It was a crazy round and there was nothing I could do to change my fortune. I started off mediocre and finished a bit stronger than the beginning. So, why do I think I scored well by played weak golf? Let me tell you.

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Rumblings And Rumours About Golf

Being the only province/state in North America that does not allow golf, players frustration is at an all time high. The efforts of many in the industry to convince the powers to be have fallen on deaf ears. As I try to remain grateful about not looping the links during absolutely gorgeous weather, a positive sign of the things to come are slipping through the cracks. The Ontario Government has indicated that green spaces may be open sooner than later and that this lockdown is likely to be the last. All of these rumblings and rumours are a positive sign for any golfer.

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And The Lockdown Continues

For those who may not be aware, my province initiated a stay at home order back in early April. Well, today they just announce the extension of that order until 2 June. This means no golf for another 19 days. Of course I am on the “golf is safe” side of the argument, but in this case my vote does not count. COVID has kick the stuffing out of many people and if my biggest worry is that I cannot golf for another 3 weeks, then my life is very blessed (and it is). Knowing what likes ahead, I was not surprised to receive an email from the GM of Osprey Links, Jeff Rogerson.

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What Golf Professionals Should Do During Practice Rounds

I think that the video speaks for itself.

I thought this interaction with a potential young player was well worth sharing.

Have an awesome day!

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

Just Another Day On The Links

I would like to think that today was going to be just another day on the links. Unfortunately, my golf season has come to a screeching halt. Due to the rise in COVID cases, our province has made the tough decision to expand the stay at home order including closing all golf courses. Go figure, after shooting a 75 last time out, I will have to wait at least 30 days before the golf courses will be open in our area. I have admit that I am very disappointed, but understand the reason for the government’s decision. I guess the next question is now what?

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