Remaining Mindful on the Golf Course

I have played a fair bit of golf lately and realize that I am not as recovered from my treatments last year as I had thought. This is okay because it is important to continue to push the physical boundaries even though things seemed to have plateaued. However, there is one thing that should never wane is being mindful while playing golf. I know my game is heading off the rails if I lose focus on making a shot or my course management strategy.

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Following The Conventions of Golf Can Hurt Your Golf Scores

Coming from an avid golfer, this title might seem a bit odd. Of course following the instructions of great players is key to lower golf scores, it just has to…..or does it? As a student of the game, I believe that there are basic conventions that most aspiring golfers must follow and I had/have to become a 5 handicap player. However, following the instruction or guidance of great players blindly is not good for your golf scores! Let me explain.

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Using My Range Finder Club Selection

I never mentioned that I bought a range finder over the winter. I thought I wrote a review on it, but alas I had not. So, expect on to come in the near future. This is a bit of putting the cart ahead of the horse, but it is the topic I chose to write about today. I have found that my range finder has helped with club selection, especially with blue pin placements.

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Going Back to the Chipping Drawing Board

Well, my experiment with changing my chipping stance is over. During the winter, against my better judgement, I decided to try and follow Phil Mickelson’s weight distribution and ball position recommendations; alas, one of the greatest short game player’s technique does not work for me. So, it is back to my old style and try to build on past successes.

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