How Was Your First Round Of The 2023 Golf Season?

Yesterday I hit the links for my first full round of golf with my modern clubs. As I walked to the first tee, I felt the overwhelming joy I feel every year when I start my golf season. For this round I decided to just have fun by focusing on my score, the lower the better.😂 Okay, back to reality – I decided to just swing away and let the ball go where it may. And it did travel with a mind of its own! I played okay, but did not break any records.

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Managing Expectations During Your First Round Of Golf For The 2023 Season

Golf season is so close that I can feel my anticipation growing. I know that once I start that I will be driven to play as much as possible due to the already shortened season. This feeling of excitement is normal and is nothing new for this time of year. As I rush to the first tee box, I keep in mind what I have learned over the years: it is important to manage my expectations. The rust that needs removing varies, however there are a few know aspects of my game that I am prepared for in order not to be discouraged early in my season. I think these areas are normal and all golfers who had a long winters nap should understand that early season rounds are not indicative of what their season will be link.

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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!

Feeling Gratitude Than Needs To Be Shared

Yesterday, I had a routine medical procedure to ensure that my health is on a positive path. As it turned out, the procedure went very well and I feel great. It was maintenance thing that needs to be performed every 5 years. Now that I briefly outlined the situation, I need to share why I am feeling gratitude!

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Happy New Year – 2023


With 2022 behind us, it is time to look forward with hope and anticipation for 2023. The first day of every new year starts the slate clean. This year I hope to hit the links more and play some exciting golf with my new hickory sticks. Regardless, 2023 is going to be awesome.

I will create the year I want and I will be grateful for all the blessings in my life.

I hope you and your special loved ones have a healthy and joyous new year in 2023!

Happy New Year!