Playing Two Balls And Learning Lessons

I have recently decided to play two balls as I loop my new nine hole course. I realize it is not the same as playing a full 18 holes, but for now it works for what I am trying to achieve. Right now I am balancing the time I spend on the links with the mountain of yard work that I want to complete. I use two different makes of golf balls and hit which ever is farthest from the green. I keep the different scores and track my shots. I have found out a couple things and have made some changes that is helping me evaluate my game and hopefully take it to the next level.

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Planning My Escape From Trouble

Almost every round of golf I need to escape from trouble. Sometimes it is the long grass around the green, a bunker, or the trees. Regardless of my next shot, I always plan my escape with at least two options. Why two options you may say, well there is a simple answer: it stops me being fixated on a solution that might not be the best option. Believe me, there are times when I focus on a perceived a perfect solution only to realize that I have overlooked the best course of action. Being fixated on anything in golf usually leads to disaster; however, I prevent troublesome scores by ensuring that I have several shot options.

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