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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 ...

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The Beauty of Match Play – Riley’s Best Ball Update

Match play might be my favourite form of golf. There is something exhilarating about going head-to-head against an opponent, where each hole feels like a match within the match, and momentum can change faster than a two year old's mood. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am teamed up with my instructor, Fred Teno, in the Riley's two man best-ball match play event, organized by the Calgary Golf Association. I'm happy to report that we have had some early success.

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A Timeless Mindset for Golf

When I think back to playing golf as a kid, I can't recall any bad memories. The first things that come to mind are holing clutch putts, being on winning teams, and truly loving when I found myself in a tough spot near the green so I could show off my touch. Of course, this wasn't always the case. There were plenty of bad shots, plenty of defeats, and I didn't get it up-and-down from that tough spot every time. The cool thing about the mind of a kid is that those things aren't filed away carefully for future consideration like they are once we're adults ...

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Road to Scratch Update: Early Season Glory

You likely thought that "early season glory" would involve a new personal best or something miraculous. Well, it does involve something miraculous -- it is only mid-April in Calgary, it feels like summer, and I already have 4 rounds under my belt. That may be a record for this time of year, as it wouldn't be abnormal to … Continue reading Road to Scratch Update: Early Season Glory

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Learning the Importance of Club Fitting with Simply Golf

This past Friday I visited Lyle Helland at Simply Golf in Calgary to have my golf clubs fitted for the upcoming season. I chose Simply Golf because everyone I talked to in the golf industry unanimously agreed that Lyle is the most knowledgeable guy around when it comes to club fitting. We got started by filling in a detailed form about my golf game. Lyle took a genuine interest in my game and left no stone unturned when it came to understanding it, what my concerns were, and what my goals as a golfer are.

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Road to Scratch Update: Goal Setting for the 2016 Golf Season

I recently wrote an article for Offcourse Golf -- Goal Setting for Golfers 101 -- which kicked me into high gear to set goals for the 2016 season. Approaching a new golf season is the best. Everyone is full of optimism and thinks to themselves "THIS IS THE YEAR". The year that everything comes together. Optimism is a great start, but it's tough for optimism alone to turn another average season into a great season ...