Have you ever swung a golf club and felt the vibration of the shot through your whole body. I know we feel many miss hits in our hands or arms, but a whole body awakening is a rare thing. I have felt a few of these through the years, but only on in 2020. It was in the fall and things were a bit cool, but not overly cold; so, the temperature really did not have anything to do with the shock of my shot. It actually was something different.Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why a strek of poor play is continues without any logical reason. We will be playing well, then suddenly we cannot hit the broad side of a barn from 3 feet away. Then as quickly, out swing returns and we are on the right track again. I case you were wondering, you caught a case of the threes!
When I catch a case ot the threes, I generally shoot a double or triple. If ill be playing well, then suddenly then dreaded double rears its ugly head.
For example, I am playing well for 13 holes, I am confident that I can continue my good play. Then suddenly, I miss hit my drive and pull it left on this dog leg right hole. Without a real shot at the green, I choose to the smart play and aim to hit up to 25 yards tonthe green. As I make contact I realize that I am hitting fat from a fairly decent lie. This has not happened all day.
Now, I am 60 years from the green sitting directly behind a huge sand trap. Thinking I can still make par, I select my sand wedge and proceed to thin my shot into the lip of the trap. Fortunately it did not plug and rolled down to the bottom on the trap.
With an eight foot uphill shot, I steel myself and hit a smooth clean shot to about 12 feet from the pin. I was extremely happy with this recovery shot considering the last three strokes. After a lip out first putt, I walked off the green with a dreaded double because I caught a case of the threes!
Unfortunately, the above scenario happens more often that want or expect. The case of the threes is something many amateurs are prone to without any notice. There is no cure, we just have to raise our chin and play through it. It is something I hope I never experience again, but unfortunately this is just a hope. Have you ever caught a cases of the threes?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Golf is a continual adventure of choices. Not matter what golf shot you plan to make, there are always choices. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly repeatedly comes to mind. And just because the situation forces you to make an ugly shot, does not mean it is not the correct course of action. Yet sometimes, I get excited about the possibilities success that guide me to make the wrong golf shot. It is a lesson I relearn from time to time, but less frequently with the more experience I gain by using my course management processes.Continue reading
There is no doubt in my mind that all golfers struggle. No matter how great or experienced of a player we are…..poor things happen from time to time. It is now the end of the world (no really it is not), but sometimes it sure feels that way. Regardless of your shot, it is important not to implode and to respond properly when the train runs off the rails.Continue reading
Every golfer has experienced some level of frustration on the golf course. As amateurs, our frustration generally increases when our expectations eclipse our results. I know that when I hit the links I expect to hit all my shots clear and on line. Of course, that is rarely the case, but I am not the only one in this boat.Continue reading