Playing Golf In The Rain

Fall is a challenging time of year to play golf. In my area of Ontario, it is a challenge to dress according to temperature, moisture and wind because it changes quickly without notice. I have discussed wearing layers of clothing in previous articles and that is a must right now. The challenge for most players is keeping their persons warm and relatively dry, keeping their equipment dry, and determining if walking or riding is the best mode of transportation. Regardless of what is decided, carrying more stuff is better than doing without.

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Scoring Well In Golf Without Trying

Have you ever played around where you scored very well without really trying? I know that every time we hit the links we try to shoot our best score without having to stress about each shot. It is as if you are playing a game with little effort and everything falls in place. You easily score pars and bogeys are a rarity; it is as if you are not trying because each stroke is effortless. I enjoy those games because it makes the time walking the links more enjoyable.

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Have A Fantastic Friday!

I played golf with my good friend Marc yesterday and we had a fantastic time. It was a time to continue to reconnect, hit some great shots, and relish in the beauty of walking the course. As I sit here thinking about my past week of golf, I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunities to repeatedly experience the my passion. How blessed am I.

I do not have any golf words of wisdom today, but I thought I would wish everyone a Fantastic Friday.

Enjoy your day!

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

Walking The Golf Path Of Gratefulness

There is a reason I called my golf blog The Grateful Golfer. As I tried to develop a positive mindset due to some medical challenges, I felt that talking about and sharing my ideas about my passion would allow me to focus on being grateful for the wonderful aspects of my life. After 10 years of musings, I can honestly say that my goal succeeded beyond my expectations. As I round the corner to the back nine of my life, I think it is time to double down and continue sending positive vibes of gratefulness into my 3 foot space and beyond.

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Disappointed When Arriving At The Golf Course

I have adopted a new way to go golfing this year. Instead of making a tee time and trying to meet that timing, I have decided to just drive to the course and walk on. So far every time I have arrived at my home course I would hop out of my car and walk to the first tee. My plan has worked out very well so far this year (11 rounds all ready) until yesterday. I should have known that a Saturday afternoon of a long weekend would add a wrench into my plans. It was disappointing to arrive and see two groups waiting and two groups already playing the first hole. Also, I followed two cars into the parking lot; likely they were smart enough to make a tee time.

Needless to say that I was disappointed to see a packed course. So, I abruptly turned my car around and drove the 10 minutes to my house. As I drove home I was mildly disappointed, but given my current plan of how to play this year, I quickly got over the emotional rollercoaster of not playing during the bright sunny day.

I have to admit that my playing plan is working out okay. I decided to approach this year with less stress and more fun. I could have easily went back for a twilight round, but decided to stay home with my darling wife. Not having to drive an hour one way definitely has opened up many opportunities to play more stress free golf. I am still hoping to play 60+ rounds this year and I have plenty of time to accomplish this goal and have fun doing it!

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