When The Hole Looks Like A Garbage Can Lid

Many days on the golf course the actual hole does not look like the standard 4.25 inches. There are times when it looks like a ball could not possibly fall in such a tiny space. On other days, it is as big as a garbage can lid and I could not miss it even if I tried. Of course we all want the latter when we play because those are the days we have great scoring rounds. I often wonder why the hole looks small some days and large on others. My conclusion is that it is all mental. There is no other possible explanation or is there?

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When Close Is Good Enough In Golf

Over the past 45 years of golf, I have hit approximately 150,000 golf shots. Some were great, some were good, many were okay and a bunch were…..well, lets just forget about those 😉 There were many of those times when I hit a shot where close was good enough. This does not mean that I was not trying to sink the ball, but being satisfied with the results is all part of my game. I do suggest that hitting the ball close on certain occasions is definitely a good enough result and I am sure you can think of certain situations when this true for our game as well.

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The Home Match Between Mattawa and Osprey Links

As I have written last week, the second leg of the home and home between Mattawa and Osprey Links was played at Osprey Links last Tuesday. Mark and I were fortune to play a rematch between Gary and Gerry. We had a great time the first round in Mattawa and nothing changed during our second round at Osprey Links. With Osprey down 7 points to 5 heading into the second round, we figured that home course advantage would work in our favour; and it did.

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Using Your Best Shot To Build Your Best Golf Game

Every players has the shot they rely on during all critical situations. As we expand and improve our golf game, we sometimes develop two or three shots that help build any regular round into a great round. As I lowered my handicap, I found that I had at least two shots that I could rely upon and recently I round a shot that was locked away, but is has returned like a fiery phoenix. With three steady shots, I can rotate any one of them as my ‘best’ shot to build a round of golf I can be happy with. Of course, this does not always happen, but at least a have a plan……right?

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How To Win A Golf Tournament

Have you ever won a golf tournament? It is a question I asked recently on Twitter and was not surprised at the responses. Most respondents entered the winners circle at their local course, but a few won some very high level events. It was impressive to read how many club champions there were; something I continue to aspire to still. I have won some tournaments over the years and there are three things that stood out with each victory. They were all that surprising, but something that created the blue print for my future rounds.

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