Rushing To Finish My Round Of Golf

Golf is a game meant to be enjoyed. We are meant to relished the time we walk around any golf course because that is all part of the golf experience. Generally, I take the time to look around and enjoy my surroundings. However, from time to time I find myself rushing to finish my round. It is not like I have something better to do, I just speed up my pace of play and as a result, start making mistakes.

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Fighting The Yips In Golf

Every golfer experiences the ‘yips’ from time to time. It is a mental challenge faced by golfers and is defined as: a state of nervous tension affecting an athlete (such as a golfer) in the performance of a crucial action. (Merriam-Webster) You know, the moments when you standing over an eagle putt to win something and your heart starts racing, palms sweat, your mind races and it is hard to concentrate. Negative thoughts start eroding your confidence to a point were self-doubt starts to rule the moment. The yips are a scary thing and dreaded by all golfers.

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Pondering About My Golf Day

Every morning I rise early from my slumber and slowly amble towards the kitchen. I prepare the coffee, have a small snack, and set up my computer to check the news (not just golf stuff) and of course the weather. This time of year offers some unique challenges to playing golf and each morning I like to think about my golf game and of course the activities I will do before or afterwards. It is a solid routine that allows me to wake up slowly and develop a plan to accomplish something during my waking hours.

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Never Forget Your Best You

Golf is an exhilarating and frustrating sport. I can to from the high of highs to the low of lows in just one or two strokes. Being mentally capable of ‘rolling with it’ is something I developed over the years. Unfortunately, I have found that, lately, I am more vocal over poor shots than in the past. I am not sure why, but it is time to stop the negative thinking and to focus on being positive regardless of my golf swing. It is something I have intentionally worked on for years, now is not the time to revert to poor times.

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Are You Forgetting Something?

Sometimes life gets in the way and other times, we just plain forget to do something. Well, the latter fits into writing an article yesterday for today. It is easy to do and I was caught up in doing things where I forgot to write. The funny thing is that it was not until this morning that I realized my faux pas. Well, I think it is time to rectify that situation.

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