My Game Is Improving…..At Least Today!

Well, I have been playing for about six weeks and have over 30 rounds in the books. This includes 20 posted scores, scrambles, Men’s Night, and Senior Men’s Ryder Cup. It right about now during every season that my game starts to turn the corner to “play better street”. Yesterday’s round was one of my best to date in 2021, but is how I played that seemed to make me feel that my game is ready for a run at lowering my handicap.

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FEAR Eroding My Confidence In My Shot Selection

I have learned to approach most golf shots without fear. This is a self-taught skill that I employ routinely. However, there are still a few shots from time to time where the pucker factor grows and I feel less sure about the shot I have selected. The funny thing its, my FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) appears to manifest in a particular situation regardless of how much a practice. My apprehension is not constant, nor is always, but it does show up. And frankly it annoys me to no end!

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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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Using a 60 Degree Wedge With Success

Long ago I replaced my 5 wood with a 60 degree wedge. I figured that my 3 hybrid would fill the distance gap and for the most part I have things covered. I switch to the lob wedge because I felt it would help me lower my golf scores and increase my confidence around the greens when making a delicate up and down. I am here to say that this was a great decision and I have zero regrets.

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