The Wisdom of Jack Nicklaus

Without question, Jack Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers of all time. We could bounce back and forth arguing who is the greatest, but that would not meet my goal of today’s article. Primarily it is to share some of Jack’s wisdom and how it applies to playing better golf. So, let’s begin! Continue reading

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Minor Set Backs Are Expected

Working our golf game is a slow methodical process that takes time and effort. Sometimes it takes years of dedicated effort to make the adjustments needed to be a better player. If you think I am kidding, check out Brian Penn’s blog All About Golf and read his journey to lower golf scores. You will be amazed at is focus and tenacity. I too am always on the quest to improve and during this journey, I, like Brian, expect minor setbacks because it is the nature of the learning process. Continue reading

Asking The Right Question to Improve Your Golf Game

If you are a regular reader of The Grateful Golfer, you know that I like to run polls on Twitter almost every day. It helps with gathering data for articles, but sometimes it is just for fun. Over the past couple of years, I realize that asking the right question on the polls if more difficult than I originally thought and as such, some questions lead to multiple, unexpected answers! Continue reading

It Only Takes One Shot in Golf

It only takes one shot in golf to become a hero or a goat. If you have ever played in a tournament, you are probably aware of the risk making a poor shot. I sure have experienced the results of making poor shots during competition and yet, I continued to strive play better. I noticed that Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka did this exact thing during the 100th PGA Championship on the weekend. The player that responded best to a poor shot was Brooks, hence he went on to rise the Wanamaker Trophy. Continue reading

So, Whats Next?

If you ever watched the TV series ‘West Wing’, you will easily recognize the title of this article. This statement is made every time President Bartlett is ready to move onto a new topic. He is either tired of the old one or has spent enough time thinking or worrying about it. Well, I feel that way about many topics in golf; I like to change because I am tired of the conversation, have no solution, or another topic is more important to at that time. So, Whats Next? Continue reading