Taking Three Months From Golf

The title might be a bit confusing as my golf season ended last month. At this time every year, I take at least three months off without swinging a club. I have the facility in my garage to hit golf balls, but I also like to take the time off to recharge. This year, however, I am taking the time to heal some nagging injuries I played with all summer. I went to my first physio appointment and have some exercises to do a few times a day, but I expect the time away from golf will help with my healing process. It just makes sense to take these three months and to get healthier.

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Is It Time To Hibernate?

I have been slacking off and have not written anything in a few days. With the long cold winter days pounding on my golf psyche, I find it hard to be be motivated enough to write something profound (or anything at all actually). It happens every year around this time until after 21 December. Yup, that date is important and I will explain later….see if you can figure out why.

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It Is Transition Time

As the last glimmer of hope is snuffed out, I have officially entered the transition phase of my golf year. What exactly does that mean, well it is a sad time where I have to put my summer stuff away, dig out the winter stuff and prepare for five months of a winter wonderland. I am not complaining mind you because the winter offers other fun things to do that helps prepare my game for opening day just 167 days away.  Continue reading

Putting in your Basement

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Winter Wonderland!

We golfers in the northern climes are housebound due to the crazy weather. We have to find a way to keep our game sharp and focused. Of course, without taking full swings, it becomes more difficult every day.

Over the years, I have tried different things to work on my game, but with little success. It seems I cannot simulate anything of significance in my basement. This year, I am going to try something different by focusing on the more refined aspects of my game; specifically, putting. Continue reading