Increasing Our Golf Knowledge Lowers Scores

Over the past 10 years, The Grateful Golfer has provided a plethora of instructional advice that may or many not have helped your game. The reason I have added an exit sentence is because depending on your golf knowledge, the instructional advice was helpful or useless. If you are new to golf and really want to improve your game, then I recommend that you increase your golf knowledge and turn it into action. This process is how beginners become great golfers. Learn, understand, execute, and repeat is how golfers lower their golf scores. There is no quick fix, instant understanding, or one specific method that all golfers use to be a scratch handicapper. I will suggest that all successes are rooted in the amount of golf knowledge you use during your golf game.

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That Is Just Crazy Golf Talk!

I was playing golf the other day when low and behold I found myself in position that I needed to talk out my possibilities for my next shot. At a moment or two of this process, I actually talked out loud to myself in hopes that the best solution would pop into my head. Before moving forward, my score was not a factor because I was having a mediocre round at best, so a few more strokes would not matter, hence my options increase significantly. My process always boils down to risk/reward regardless of the multitude of factors that my influence my shot.

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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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