Well, before I get into golf, I’ve got to apologize for being away from the blog for so long…. So long that I needed to do that weird psychedelic code word security thingy to get into my own blog page!!!!
So this should be the one and only time you read me writing about a political statement….. Most likely. Probably. Hopefully.
I’m constantly amazed at the shots golfer try to pull off…. I’m not talking about Bubba Watson or Phil Mickelson. They are two of the most talented golfers in the world, and I’m in awe of their talent and imagination….
GOLFER – SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A DROP This happened on a desert golf course in the upper Scottsdale area, Arizona near Cave Creek. He fell backwards into the cactus whilst attempting to play his ball.
There’s been a document floating around the internet for a while that I’ve finally had the chance to read it. I think it’s worth posting. I certainly know it defines for me a great playing partner in golf! Here it is. My apologies if you have trouble reading this- I may try to edit it in the future to make it more clear.
How to get better without practicing?
No, that’s not right. Should be: How can anyone expect to get better without practicing?
Find a method. Believe in that method. Spend your life training within that method.
Committing to a teacher, or a golf swing system is powerful and liberating. Most spend their golfing years searching, fixing, changing, fixing and searching…… in constant search of the magic swing. These golfers never find ‘it’ specifically because of their training habits….
Commit and train within a system and your game will slowly but surely improve over time. You will be a better, and most cases happier, golfer year after year.
That’s a sure thing.
Most of my members recognize the title of this post. I say it before I send off the LGA, MGA, and pretty much every tournament at my golf course.
Why? GOLF IS PLAYED TOO SLOWLY!
This post idea came from reading an article on the PGA Tour web site. It was a nice article about how Paul Tesori, a tour caddie who once played on tour himself, made such a big difference in Webb Simpson’s career.
Golf articles, in general (unless discussing Tiger Woods) are almost always positive. Unlike other sports and in politics, where every article descends into a childish name calling fest in the comment section below, golf pretty much stays above the fray…
that’s why I was inspired to write about slow play today. I talk about it a lot. I KNOW it’s a big problem for golf. A significant percentage of people do not play golf, or limit their golf because of slow play…. A percentage in the high 90’s is unhappy when they get behind slow groups…..
Back to the nice article about Webb and Paul. The comments were not typical comments you find after a golf article about a PGA tour player… Usually, most comments are from fans agreeing with the article, or wishing their players luck and success through the season… It’s actually pretty refreshing after reading the moronic statements posted after pretty much every Red Sox article on their web site (especially once a Yankee fan logs on….).
These comments were slamming Webb, Paul and the whole tour on SLOW PLAY!
If even the nicest of fans turn negative, harsh, even vicious in their word, something is very wrong…. More so if the article had next to NOTHING to do with slow play.
Slow play is such a bad subject in the game today, even an article highlighting the success of a young golfer with his experienced caddie can turn sour. It’s a sure sign things need to change.
Play fast. Have fun. And make sure YOU, yes YOU, can never be accused of slow play. It’s the scarlet letter in golf.
When Derek Hardy was asked why he charged $140 for a series of 13 lessons (many many years ago), yet demands $1000 for a single lesson, here was his response:
“If you expect a miracle, you should expect to pay for one.”
WARNING: Watching a slow motion golf swing can be hazardous to your golf……
I can really relate to this comment. It’s as if there is a secret optimist lying deep down in every golf nut! Thanks for sharing, Bob!
“I KNOW that I can do better than I did LAST time, so it just drives me back. Some days, I wish I had never been bitten by the “bug.” And, then I have a good day and can’t understand how I could ever think about quitting.” -Bob D