What I The Toughest Part Of Golf?

Golf is a tough game! Anyone who has devoted any amount of time to playing this awesomely frustrating sport knows that at any time great or disastrous things can happen. It is because we have any control over some events even though we think the opposite. I cannot remember the number of times that my round has change significantly (good or poor) for the swing of one club. The mental challenges to the unknown results does force many players into a tailspin. But not me, I have decided (actually years ago) not to focus on the short game, but to say focused on the long term results of improving my game.

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Trust In Your Golf Game And Magic Happens

There are many instances over the course of my 2022 golf season where I needed to trust in my game and let it unfold. There is no specific tell when my game falls off the rails, but when it does I must rely on my previous training to right the ship. Sometimes I cannot chip, other times my approach shots, and rarely my driver lets me down; the challenge all amateurs have is not knowing when catastrophe is going to happen. So, what do we do to improve our game in quick manner? That is the real question isn’t it?

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Acknowledging Your Successes In Golf

The measure of success on the golf course is something I have struggled with over the years. I have rode the wave of success and failures many times over the course of playing golf. Whether it was a hole in one, breaking par, winning a tournament, or winning a difficult match, I was always elated with my successes. Looking back in retrospect, I realize that these big moments were matched with more disappointing times that seem to have eluded my memory. This is not surprising, but a fact of many athletes psyche who wish to succeed at their chosen sport. And golf is not different. Yet, after pondering on the subject of success, I realize I have overlooked a tremendous number of instances that should be counted as successes in my golf game!

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Wondering If All Your Hard Work Is Worth It

Golf is a sport that has roots in the short and long game. Short term successes are fun and exciting, but often fleeting. Long term successes take more effort and sometimes do not produce any tangible results for quite a bit of time. It is during the dry spells of positive feedback that many golfers often wonder if all their efforts are worth the pain. I am here to tell you that it is and do not give up hope; your efforts will pay off!

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Trying The High Risk Shot In Golf

Every golfer has played themselves into a position where a high risk shot is needed. Whether we are in a tournament or having a great round, sometimes that impossible shot is placed right before us and it cannot be ignored. This happened to me a few rounds ago and I decided to make the high risk shot instead of playing it smart. Well, it took two tries, but I made it!

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