Not Following Through With Your Golf Resolution

I purposely wait for some time before talking about our 2023 golf resolutions. The reason for my delay is to give everyone a chance to re-evaluate their golf resolutions because if they are like all my resolutions in the past, they are broken by now. 🙂 I do not make resolutions because I believe that taking steps to improve my daily life and golf game is a year long process that requires constant attention. Maybe attention is the wrong word and focus or intent. Making a statement of finality that requires immediate action seems like a great idea, but I have rarely been successful making resolutions; golf or otherwise. To take this one step further, I do not make golf resolutions, I make golf plans and try execute it as best possible.

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Ten Steps To Mastering The 150 Yard Approach Shot

The technique or steps needed to hit great 150 yard approach shots is simple, yet complicated. I realize that I am contradicting myself because how can something be simple and complicated at the same time. Well, it is easy. The technique used to hit consistent 150 yard golf shots is fundamental to all aspects of our golf swing and to forget just one step causes challenges to our golf score. By following all the steps of hitting a 7 iron (my preferred club from that distance, yours might be different) from 150 yards, I found that my ability to consistently break 80 was assured.

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How To Hit More Greens With Your Approach Shots

Greens in regulation (GIR) is the the one stat that I tops all others. Of course the challenge of achieving a high GIR percentage is something I try to work at most of the time. It sets up great scores and helps build confidence in your ball striking. For example, yesterday during my round I shot my season high of 14 greens in regulation (78%). This GIR percentage helped me comfortably loop the round without any fear hitting a poor shot. It was a great day and my success makes me think about what went right.

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Heading To The Links Today

This will be my first round of golf since last Thursday. The long breaks between rounds is nothing new at this time of year and I am glad to be heading out to play. We moved our tee times to around 0930 hrs now because of the cold, dampness, and possible frost warnings. It is going to be fun and I plan to work on two things and two things only.

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Remembering A Small Swing Thing Pays of Big Dividends

With the plethora of things to remember on the golf course, it is not unusual to forget a swing ‘thing’ or two. While focusing on healing my back, I overlooked a basic pre-shot routine process that had a tremendous impact on my ability to lower my scores and increase my greens in regulation (GIR). Last Monday I remembered this small thing and the difference between the front and back nine was amazing!

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