Bridging The Gap Between Old And New In Your Golf Game

Golf is a unique sport that is steeped in history. Regardless of the situation, the ebbing and froing of how to improve our scores is a battle waged each day. It is a challenge sometimes to venture into the realm of a new golf game when our old one feels so comfortable, but stagnate. Unfortunately, to be a better golfer with the desire to constantly improve, living in the the uncomfortable zone is a must. The question is how to bridge that gap between our old comfortable game and the possibility of a new a better game. It is a question all golfers ask themselves from time to time.


I have reached the tipping point many times in my game. I have worked so diligently that when the time arrives to take that set forward in to a new a better game I have hesitated. Why you might ask? That is a great question. It means change, permanent change. That scares people at the best of time and with the protentional of regressing in our score, it frightens the heck out of all golfers. Personally, I have been there. However, I do have on thing that helps to progress me forward.

The decision to move forward is driven by two things. Hope and desire to be a better player. The hope aspect is one that all golfers have. I think everyone hopes they are making the proper decision and that never changes. Hope is a quintessential aspect of all our make up and will be present in all major decisions, especially golf decisions. Hope is what starts to improvement process to make the decision in the first place.

The second aspect of leaving our old game for a new one is desire. Desire is a strong feeling that impels us to the attainment something that is within reach: a desire for a new and better golf game. Desire is the driving force to lower our golf scores. If the desire is big enough, we can overcome all obstacles including the fear of bridging the gap to a better golf game. This driving force is key to any golfer improving and has sustained me over the years as I strived to improve. I will admit my desire is waning a bit over the years, but it is still alive and present. Therefore, I am hoping for improvements this year as I pursue a better golf game.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


How To Add Strokes To Your Golf Score The Easy Way

If you ask any golfer, they will state that they want to shoot their lowest score each time they tee it up. This statement strikes at the heart of why many golfers pick up the sticks and chase a little white ball for about 4.5 hours in the first place. It seems like a logical response to a simple question, however I beg to differ with most responses because many amateurs sabotage their round by not playing their best golf. We (I include myself in this category) have a tendency to make poor decisions that are easily avoided that adds to our scores almost every time. After much consideration, I found three primary faults in my decision making that when avoided set the stage for a great round of golf.

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Different Golf Balls For Different Temperatures

I have talked about how the temperature affects a golf ball in previous posts. There is a difference the results of hitting a ball in warm/hot and cold/frigid temperatures. If you a more detail article of this you can read a previous post I wrote called: Golf Balls and Cold Temperatures. For now, the opposite is true. Instead of worrying about cold temperatures, focus on the heat.

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Golf PSA: Stay Hydrated On The Golf Course

My PSA might sound like a no-brainer, yet as my season is beginning it is important to remember to say protected on the golf course. Our recent bout of very hot weather makes this PSA very important. Point of note: this is an article from previous posts. Hydration is a critical health requirement when playing golf and it is easy to overlook carrying water when playing. Personally, I always carry one litre of water as a minimum because I have felt the affects of dehydration on the golf course and it is not fun. Ensuring we are physically ready for playing golf in the heat will transfer to lower golf scores most of the time.

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It Is All About Our Short Game In Golf

It makes zero difference if you can pound a ball 300 yards if our short game is nonexistent. Regardless of how well you hit the ball off the tee, any player with a weak short game might as well stop playing golf if they intend on lowering their handicap. Over the many years of talking to and watching players claim that they cannot seem to make any headway with their score, I have come to realize that their focus is on the wrong thing. As a serious golfer, if you do not intend to work on your short game, it is time to hang up the sticks. Sounds a bit harsh, well it is because a great short game directly equates to lower golf scores.

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