Forget Everything You Know About Golf – It Is Time To Start From Scratch!

Do you ever wish you had a reset button that allows you to begin anew with your golf game. You know, the factory reset switch that is hard to find, but makes life so much easier because all your bad habits are a thing of the past. I have made so many mistakes over the years trying to speed up my learning curve; and yet I think I spent more time unlearning these foolish errors. That is when I wish I could start over from scratch.

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Golfers Are Never Really Satisfied With Their Score

If you play golf a little more than occasionally, you probably developed the habit of being dissatisfied with your golf score. Before you say that this is not true and start a list of why I am out in left field, think of your last game. Now, thing about how many strokes you left on the course that could have easily lowered your score. Now, think about how many times have you played this exact scenario on your head walking off the 18 green or having a libation in the clubhouse. Kind of makes you think……right?

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How Does Burning The Cup Help Your Golf Game?

For those who are not familiar with “burning the cup”, it means having your ball catch part of the lip of the cup during putting, but never dropping in the hole. This is a very frustrating scenario; one that Rick and I experienced in our last round of golf. We were playing in a senior men’s scramble with Fernando and we burned more cups than we have in the past 5 rounds combined. But is burning the cup really all that bad? Hmm…..something to consider.

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Intense Focus on Golf For A While

Do you ever need a break from golf – either watching, writing, playing or talking? I sometimes run into a brick wall and like to step away and focus on other things. In October, I find this month the most compelling to seek other things to do and shelve golf for a bit. And other times, life provides a natural break where other aspects of day to day living take priority. For me, the latter is about to happen.

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Is Forced Learning Really Learning in Golf?

This may seem like a strange question, however it is something I have thought about over the past few years. Immediately, many of us and put the brakes on when the hint of change is in the air. Stepping out of our comfort zone is not something that we embrace, yet to be a better golfer we have to make this journey often. Sometimes we must force ourselves to learn new skills if we ever want to achieve the new levels of play on the links.

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