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For the Love of the Game

I play golf because I love the game and everything that comes along with playing it -- time with friends/family, exercise, challenge, purpose, and a post-round beer, to name only a few things. This doesn't mean there aren't sporadic feelings of frustration and betrayal.  Most of us who play the game, in many ways, experience the emotions of being in a lopsided relationship. It feels at times as though we love golf more than golf loves us. We put so much into it and at times get nothing back on the scorecard. When it feels like golf is betraying us, we swear coming off the 18th green that we need to take a break, just to wake up the next morning with renewed optimism, that our next effort or tweak will encourage golf to be more faithful to us.

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Road to Scratch Update: Gearing up for the Off-Season

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- everyone needs an off-season. Whether it's measured in weeks or months, we all need that physical and mental reset. After using a productive off-season last year to start the season strong, lower back and sciatic nerve pain eventually held me back from making more progress … Continue reading Road to Scratch Update: Gearing up for the Off-Season

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Road to Scratch Update: Setting Goals for the 2017 Golf Season

Seems like each year I start setting my golf goals for the upcoming season earlier and earlier. Although our golf season here in Alberta doesn't typically start until around April, there are plenty of things that can be done during the winter to get yourself in a position to have a stellar golf season. The daunting part about a commitment to improve your golf game is that there are no straightforward formulas to do it. You can't just Google a "couch to scratch" training program...

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Crushing the Off-Season

As a golfer in Canada, learning how to embrace and make the most of the off-season is essential to my sanity. Although the end of another golf season can feel like a bummer, I also look forward to the off-season and all of the opportunities that come with it. I recently saw a comment from DM Golf Performance on Facebook that reminded me of the importance of having an off-season:

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Club Championships 2016 – learning from my best result to date

The best weekend of the year for the working amateur golfer is now behind us -- the Club Championship. It had been 362 days since my last competitive stroke-play round at last year's Club Championship, so I was filled with both excitement and a few nerves to kick off the pinnacle event of the season ...