Staying The Course For Success

Are you a panic golfer? When you miss a shot or two, do you start looking for ways to improve your swing? In years past, I was that exact golfer. I felt that when things started to veer off the rails, I needed to immediately change, adjust or tweak something in swing in order to get back on course. Naturally this was the wrong approach to improving my round and usually finished with a higher score than I expected. It was like rolling a snowball downhill, my challenges kept getting bigger and harder to manage.

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Breaking In A New Golf Club

I am going out on a limb here by saying that many new shiny golf clubs were resting under the Christmas tree just a few short days ago. These new tools were likely bought off the rack and considered stock clubs. I know this because I have received a few of these awesome gifts over the years. And this is when my inexperience showed when it was time to give it a try.

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Hitting Golf Balls At The Range

How often do you go to the range to practice your game? When you do, have you given much thought as to how or what you are going to practice when you get there? Many players, including myself in the past, would buy a large bucket, whack them without much thought, then spend a couple of minutes chipping and putting. I realized many years ago that going to the range must be more than just hitting golf balls. I have talked about using your range time effectively in the past, but I think I need to up my game a bit more to really achieve something that will help my game.

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Pulling My Wedges Left

I have developed a small hitch in my swing were a majority of my wedges end up left of the target. I especially find this if I try to squeeze a few extra yards out of the any of the clubs. At this time, I am not sure if it is an alignment, grip, or swing issue. I will be heading to the range today to find out what is going on. This is an normal step in playing great golf during the season and I recommend it to all amateur golfers.

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A Minor Change to My Stance on Music on the Golf Course

Two years ago I wrote an article categorically stating that music on the golf course has no place. Actually, I still believe that music played over a speaker on the course is bad form. I find the noise intrusive and disruptive to my concentration. However, times are a changing and I thought I would revisit my hard stance. Continue reading