After much thought, I have come up with my New Year’s golf resolutions: 1. NEVER START A ROUND WITHOUT SETTLING ON THE BET. 2. DON’T TRY STUPID SHOTS!
I recorded 71 rounds in 2020 with my low being a legitimate 79 and my high a head-scratching 96. Going through so many ups and downs is no way to live. I am motivated to find a more reliable me.
Playing golf this weekend for many of us is out of the question due such things as cold, wind, rain, drizzle, sleet and snow. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t think about golf. And since it is time to get in the Christmas spirit, I am focusing only on The Joys of Golf.
While I am not a trivia nut, I did remember that Dec. 1 is the birthday of one of my all-time favorite golfers, Lee Trevino. Is it really possible that SuperMex is 81 today?!
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art ... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
Even the best golfers in the world have days when their drives go wayward and their putts have obedience issues. Why is that?
Debates with friends are always fun. Well, let me take that back. Political debates? Not so much these days. Golf debates, however, don’t appear to be on the endangered list. Thank goodness!
The grounds of Augusta National may not be April colorful, but I have no doubt that the golf will be brilliant. And it is just as much fun trying to figure out who to put a nickel or two on in November as it is in April.
My wonderful non-playing wife, Nancy, says I am “obsessed with an addiction.” My counter to her diagnosis is, “At least you always know where I am.” That response always makes her smile.
While I realize golf can certainly be a frustrating, infuriating and perplexing endeavor, I have come to realize that each and every shot requires a series of intricate and complex mental calculations that must coordinate with your physical self.
Well, you can practice your putting -- and you should given this statistic from Game Golf: “We use the putter 41.3 percent of the time (including from the fringe).” There will be days you can go to the putting clock for 15 to 30 minutes, but on other days you can putt inside.
“It is statute and ordained that in na place of the Realme there be used Fute-ball, Golfe, or uther sik unproffitable sportes.” -- King James IV of Scotland (1473 to
In order to improve – or at least remain the same for us older gentlemen – as a golfer, you must be honest with yourself and that, unfortunately, requires a hard look at your personality and the state of your game.
Okay, I admit it. Sometimes, when I am on the golf course I feel like I am meandering through a muddled mind.
Is it possible that my mind is overloaded with golf talk, golf thoughts, golf tips, golf clichés and golf drills? Maybe it is time to look for help from a few “outsiders.” Yes, I think it is time to look for answers -- or THE ANSWER -- from great thinkers instead of great golfers.