Fighting With My Short Game

I generally have a solid shot game or at least I think so. Unfortunately, I have struggled on the greens lately for no apparent reason. My putting numbers have grown only by 3, but that number is the difference between 77 and 74. At my course, I need to shoot 74 half the time out to maintain my handicap. So, for now that is my target number. As the rest of my game improves, my putting seems to be holding me back!

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Waiting For Something Good to Happen

Have you ever played a round of golf where nothing good was happening? Of course everyone is shaking their heads up and down because we have all been there. Additionally, have you have played a round of golf where nothing bad has happened either? It just seems we are on cruise control as we shoot some bogies and pars, but nothing exciting is happening. It is as if we are waiting for something good to happen! Continue reading

I Just Need One Good Shot!

How many times over the years have I said “I just need one good shot”! That one shot to change my fortune and right my listing ship of a golf game. We have all said that, but I can honestly tell you that rarely does that one good shot show up during my round. It is as if I chase my good fortune away by jinxing my thoughts by focusing everything on one swing of a club! Continue reading

The Open Championship – Moving Day

Moving Day is very important in every professional golf tournament; even more so at a Major. The need for players just outside the top 10 to make a move up the leaderboard makes for great golf. All 13 players in red numbers has good chance to win the Claret Jug, but it all depends on what happens today. Continue reading

Slow But Steady

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Golf is a Game of Patience!

Golf is a game of patience. Those willing to be the tortoise generally enjoy the game far greater than those trying to be the hare.  It is sometimes difficult to describe the inner thought process when playing a shot, but watching the pros and elite golfers they all take their time.  Sometimes watching them play equates to watching paint dry, but you will never see Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson rush through their pre-shot routine or their actual shot.

Golf is a game of patience.  Many golfers have the best equipment, a gadget or two, and change putters routinely. They follow golfing innovations and always seem to have the newest driver in their bag. They are chasing the dream of shooting low, but never seem to play better than they did the year before.  I have often heard “I am 20 yards farther with my new clubs!” or “this new putter makes the ball roll truer!” Unfortunately, they never seem to score better.

Golf is a game of patience.  It is important to work on your game in little increments.  Too many changes at one time has the tendency to cause more harm than good.  Many players ask that if they practice, which part of the game will reap the most benefits.  My response is usually, which club do they use the most when they play?  As they think for a minute, the usually say their putter, followed by their short irons around the green.  I respond “well that answers your question, your short game to reap the most benefit, most of the time.

Golf is a game of patience.  It takes practice and more practice to become an elite golfer. It takes the willingness to put in the time to hone you golfing skills.  This thought is not always popular because playing is way more fun than practicing.  However, it improve your score and really enjoy the finer aspects of golf, practice is required.

Golf is a game of patience.  I am a grateful golfer.  See you on the links!