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Commit To Yourself This Golf Season - For Just One Thing
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February 8, 2016
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Is this going to be another same old, same old golf year? You know, you play golf, you shoot the same scores, and at the end of it you wish you could have been better?

I've recently had a lot of discussions with both amateur and professionals about the topic. It seems many golfers are a little overwhelmed. With the advent of so many media channels, be it traditional or social, the amount of information they have coming into them about golf is almost too much.

Amateurs tells me and the pros agree, often the average golfer does not know where to start.

I'm not here to tell you the answer to that; I just want you to start. Simple as that.

You remember when you decided to take up running? You had so many questions - What shoes do I buy? What training schedule should I follow? Do I change my diet?

Those thoughts may have all come to mind but in reality the most important thing was putting your feet on the pavement and taking that first stride. It's basic but it's the most…

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February 8, 2016
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Normally i say i will have a plan to get better, but honestly i don't know this year.  Last year my cap finished as high as its been in a few years.  I felt like there was pressure to get better and shoot low scores and i found that it kind of took some of the fun out of it by me putting pressure on myself. 

So this year i want to go back to having fun with the game, playing with my friends and not worrying so much about shooting low, with work and kids life getting more hectic, i have already seen my practice time go down, i use to practice at the range at least an hour a day, but now i am only making it once or twice a week in the summer time, so i guess knowing that i can take some of the pressure of myself and just go have a good time with my buddies. Maybe that alone will help me turn things back around.

Either way i am looking forward to the upcoming year...well at least when snowboarding season is over! 

February 8, 2016
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Normally i say i will have a plan to get better, but honestly i don't know this year.  Last year my cap finished as high as its been in a few years.  I felt like there was pressure to get better and shoot low scores and i found that it kind of took some of the fun out of it by me putting pressure on myself. 

So this year i want to go back to having fun with the game, playing with my friends and not worrying so much about shooting low, with work and kids life getting more hectic, i have already seen my practice time go down, i use to practice at the range at least an hour a day, but now i am only making it once or twice a week in the summer time, so i guess knowing that i can take some of the pressure of myself and just go have a good time with my buddies. Maybe that alone will help me turn things back around.

Either way i am looking forward to the upcoming year...well at least when snowboarding season is over! 

Totally understand Chris...

By one thing I meant event something as small as a proper fitting and adjustment of a putter. Even something small done right is progress.

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February 8, 2016
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My one big commitment this year has already started and it is working on my putting.  After looking at stats from the Arccos system I, like other golfers, use my putter way more than any other club and by getting away from so many three putts I should be able to score better.  I have recently changed putters and stroke and with some practice I'm feeling more comfortable and will be practicing much more than I have in the past.  I can put up with missing some fairways and greens but if I can't make the 3-6 footers more often the scores will continue to climb.

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