Benjamin Franklin and Golf

Benjamin Franklin is one of the famous people in history. His resume is long and his inventions still provide the foundations of today’s society. But one quote in particular sums up all successful golfers. It is not profound if someone tells it to you, but when you see it in print, it really hits home. Continue reading

And Now What?

I thought my big run of playing golf was over until I remembered that I have a 54 hole event coming up in 3 weeks. I have played in this event for years and I am looking forward to it again. It will be my last big event before the end of the season as things will start to wind down because fall is upon us. Having just returned for a quick golf trip (articles to follow) I have about 10 days to prepare. Continue reading

Qualifying to Play Golf

second-placeOne of the things I like about golf is the requirement of a few players to qualify to play in a professional golf tournament. It is very stressful for these ‘up and comers’ (and some times players past their prime), but it is a necessary path to play on the PGA and LPGA Tours.

For years, I had to qualify to play golf on our Base team. I have mentioned military competitions before and part of the right of passage is that there are no free rides. Over the years, I have worked my way up the standings such that making the team was expected, but that is where things get challenging sometimes.

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Playing Mentally Weak Golf

As I watch the 2017 / 2018 golf season start, I am reminded that professional golfers play for keeps. They do not let up or offer their opponents any flexibility regarding the rules of potential advantage while on the links. This competitive instinct is something that amateurs need to adopt to shoot lower scores. Continue reading

Brrr…..It is Cold On the Golf Course

Fall is quickly approaching and it is time to break out the multiple layers of clothing stuffed away for golfing emergencies. My golf gloves have secretly made their way to my golf bag and my toque is already a permanent resident. So I am all set for another month or so of fall golf.

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Evening golf is slowly transitioning into afternoon golf and early birds are now early morning birds. The encroachment of cooler temperatures is a fact of life living in Canada, but one most of us gladly embrace. Yet, most golfers stubbornly reject the idea of transitioning to another activity. This is where my challenges arise; staying mentally prepared to play golf as the glimmer of hope for another awesome round fades away into the horizon! Continue reading