Committing to Your Golf Shot

As amateur golfers, we face many obstacles to playing good golf. I am sure their is an endless list of areas of our game that need improvement. For years, I have worked at my list and figured out that I could have quickly eliminated that I could have made faster progress by following one basic tenant to playing golf. It is something difficult accomplish, but provides that ‘ah ha’ moment once completed.

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Putting With The Flag In….or Not!

Of course one of the new rule changes is being able to putt with the pin in. Bryson DeChambeau ‘scientifically prove’ that there is a benefit and as such was the first pro to consistently leave the pin while on the green. I decided to test this new approach early in my season and have concluded that it may not be for everyone; especially me; sort of; well, kind of actually!

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Swing Challenges When I Forget Just One Thing

The golf swing is a complex and has many moving parts. When the slightest thing goes wrong, disaster can ensue. I know this because after thousands of swings, I have made my share of clumsy, awkward, unimpressive attempts to hit the little white golf ball. It is amazing that by forgetting one aspect of my golf swing, I will fight with my stroke all day long. It can be very frustrating and sometimes hard to rectify. Continue reading

Setting Up Your Shot Before Your Pre-Shot Routine

The title seems odd, but before you start your pre-shot routine all your actions affect your shot. I believe that all my actions on the golf course have a direct impact on my game. There is a laundry list of things that will help, but the last thing I want to do is fill your head with white noise. However, there are a few actions I consistently perform to ensure that I am in proper frame of mind to make any shot. Continue reading

Golf Tips, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Golf Tips!

If you scour the internet for golf tips, 150,000,000 searches appear in 0.41 seconds. Now, I am an avid golf fan and enjoy increasing my knowledge about my favorite sport; but really, 150 million hits for golf tips! The challenge is to sift through all the white noise to figure out which tip is best for us!

Everyone has their own process to cut white noise.  Everyday, we are bombarded with information that is filter, processed, acted upon, or discarded.  The difficulty is to figure out what is important and which process works best; then apply it to golf.  For me, the process is simple:

  1. Identify the problem;
  2. Collect information on the problem;
  3. Analyse the information;
  4. Determine possible solutions or courses of action; and
  5. Decide on way ahead.

This process empowers me to move forward when faced with many challenges. In 2015, I did have the arsenal required to really improve my golf game and lower my scores. So, I have decided to fix that short fall starting next week.

I have decided my way ahead for the my winter golf project. I am going to write on article a week on golf tips. Not my normal, this is the way The Grateful Golfer does it, but a review analysing tips I find while researching golf. I hope to provide a video with each article, but that will depend on the tip that I find.

I cannot guarantee that each tip will be useful to you, but I suggest that it will broaden your library of golf resources that you can tap into at a moments notice. I think that this project will be fun and beneficial to everyone. If nothing else, I look forward to learning new golf tips that will help me reach my goal as a scratch golfer!

What do you think? Any suggestions on which tip should be researched first?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!