I posed the question in my last post if it's possible for an amateur to stay motivated for every round and every shot regardless of situation. I still don't know the answer for sure, but when Jim from The Grateful Golfer blog made the comment that throwing some money on the line with his buddies … Continue reading Staying Motivated: New Side Bet
It's been an interesting run since my last update. Just after my handicap index entered new territory on the heels of a great round, I seemed to almost immediately fall into a little slump. I have no explanation as to why this happened, except to say that it's just golf. During a stretch of about … Continue reading The Road to Scratch Update: Breaking Slumps
Beth and I had our fourth lesson with Fred this past Monday and continued to work on our game. I wanted Fred to have another look at my iron game quickly, but was mostly focused on starting to work on my short game as the majority of my lost strokes this spring have been inside … Continue reading Golf Lesson #4: Swing Check-Up and Short Game
The inspiration for this post comes from my buddy Matt over at Simple Vines (http://simplevines.com/) who is a golf fanatic in addition to a wine fanatic. He went out for his first round of the season with his brother last week and had an interesting story to tell me which covered a plethora of golf … Continue reading Golf Etiquette Fail: Don’t Be That Guy!
Not all golf instructors are created equal. The right one for someone else may not be the best fit for you and your goals. The first mistake you can make is thinking that hiring any golf coach is going to help your game to the same degree. That isn't necessarily true. If you're serious about … Continue reading Selecting the Right Golf Instructor for You
A while ago I wrote a general article about pace of play in golf (click here to read it), speaking mostly in generalities and referring primarily to amateur golf. I provided quite a few tips on what amateurs can do to keep up with a golf course's recommended pace of play guidelines. I felt somewhat … Continue reading Pace of Play – Part II
After a week of golf in Palm Springs followed by a week trying to acclimatize back to the cold Calgary winter, Beth and I were back at the Country Club Sunday for another golf lesson. Fred was pleased to hear that we had some encouraging results in Palm Springs, particularly with our iron games. With … Continue reading Golf Lesson #3 – A Temperamental Driver
Whether you're heading out for a round of golf or heading into the office for the day (hopefully the former), it doesn't take a PhD to figure out that getting something into your system that's well balanced and nutritious to sustain your energy is crucial for maintaining a high level of awesomeness. I've recently added … Continue reading Golf Nutrition: How Do You Get Energized?
Beth and I were at it again today at the Calgary Golf and Country Club. We had our second session of a series of golf lessons planned with Fred Teno and it was another productive session for both of us and a good way to stay warm on a chilly Calgary Sunday! We put in … Continue reading Golf Lesson #2 – The Grip and Backswing
Being a golfer and being grateful. Two things that should always go hand in hand to keep your mental game healthy, whether out on the course or during the off season. Golf is a privilege, an opportunity, and a luxury that we should be grateful for. Each time we forget that while we're on the course … Continue reading The Grateful Golfer