An Interesting Golf Article Worth Reading

Most golfers are really confused about how stats, handicap index, and scores are related. The obvious answer is that the lower your handicap index, the better your stats and scores should be. Basically, I guess that is true. I recently read an article at MyGofSpy called: Study: How Your Handicap Affects Your Score. I found it very interesting because it filled in a few knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the interrelationship between stats and scores. If you have not read it, I encourage you do to so.

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Greens In Regulation Rule…..or Do They?

I had a hard time figuring out a title for this blog because I think that greens in regulation are the most important stat. The reason for my trepidation is because of my round yesterday. I played a quick 18 holes, actually I played nine holes but played two separate balls, and I hit nine greens in regulation and walked away with zero birdies. Normally, I would be happy with 50% GIR for a round, but not yesterday.

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The 2022 Golf Season Has Started: So, Now What?

Albeit slow, my 2022 golf season has started. With nine holes under my belt, it is now time to think about what I want to see happen to my game over the next 5 months. I always want to improve my game, but I am getting to the point where I want to enjoy playing as much as focusing my efforts on gaining a stroke here and there. I am planning one dramatic change this year and I am not sure how it will affect my game.

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The Best Way To Save Strokes On The Golf Course

It is that time of year where I start to formulate my plan to lower my golf score in the upcoming golf season. Of course, I am focused on sharpening my short game because over the years, that has proven the best way to sustain my current low scores. But, what do I need to do to this year improve my scores and to keep this improvement moving forward. As I watch the movie ‘Seven Days In Utopia’, I am reminded of the saying that “the first step to finding a good game is to find some conviction”. In other words, be a student of the game and be open to adjusting/changing/improving the areas that need improving. Well, I think I know the where my conviction lies this year and I am excited to get started.

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The Masters Day One

After watching seven hours of golf (I think that is a record for me) I found the first day at The Masters to be very typical. There were some highs, some lows, and some grinding. As always, Augusta National Golf Course was in fantastic shape and offered very little chances in the way of lucky breaks. I did notice that as the day progressed, the course became drier and tougher to play. This made for higher scores in the afternoon pairs. Good thing the the tee times are reversed tomorrow because the afternoon pairings will face much winder conditions. As always with The Masters, I did learn something valuable that will help my game.

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