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.Continue reading
Spring golf is a crap-shoot in my area. The weather is so unpredictable that forecasting when we play an entire 18 holes is a challenge. In years past, I have played a full round as early as 8 April, but alas this year it was on 1 June! Regardless, my golf season has officially started in earnest because I can loop the entire course at Osprey Links. So, what is next?Continue reading
Rick Shiels is one of the several YouTube channels I follow. He provides a come sense approach to golf that I can support. Yesterday, he published a video of the 5 things that all good golfers do that produce consistent positive results in their game. After watching his video I can attest to his findings and fully support his message.Continue reading
I believe that being grateful is the cornerstone to great golf, however golf is not the only thing being grateful enhances. My 3 foot space is something I try to improve every day. I think it is important to leave a situation, place, or encounter in better condition than when I found it. This tall task is sometimes very difficult, but the rewards far exceed the effort. Being a grateful golfer is no different.
There is no secret formula to being a grateful golfer. Like all things in life, it takes a conscious effort to develop a state of mind that empowers us. And to develop this mindset can be challenging and easy at the same time. It must take some sort of activity. Continue reading
I believe that being grateful and happy is a choice. For years I have changed the way I thought to help shape the life I want to live. Has it been easy, no, but definitely rewarding. Some days the light I see at the end of the tunnel feels like a train, but as I continue to shape my thoughts, my world changes shape as well! Every day is a better day.
Change your thoughts, change your world – Norman Vincent Peale
I also believe this mindset is transferable to golf. Golfing is a game of immense concentration for short periods of time. The rest of the time I spend enjoying my surroundings by soaking in its beauty, enjoying the company of my playing partners, or just being in the moment. All this has help me be a better golfer. I feel more relaxed, in control and just plain happy.
I am grateful for so many things and I count my blessing every day! I make it a point of using positive affirmations at the beginning and end of each day. For me, it is a perfect way to start and end my day.
What techniques do you use to positively improve your golf game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!