Feel the Love of Golf
This is a fun light-hearted blog which I hope you will enjoy on the way to the first tee this weekend on that all important day… when we are supposed to rush out and buy the chocolates, flowers and cards! It is strange how a day with a title can really make us feel guilty and persuade us to pop our hands in our pockets to show we care. We should do this as a matter of cause for our loved ones and reflect on our golf on a regular basis.
Golf has been very special to me throughout my career and it does provide that “attraction” which I can’t explain, I lost count the number of times I was going to quit the Tour! then I had no alternative with the decision made for me. Let’s face it the game is exceedingly tricky this is the challenge. We are presented with a small club to strike a 1.68″ golf ball as straight as possible with varying degrees of carry avoiding numerous hazards along the way. It is a game that is different not every round but every hole and every shot, even amongst the best in the world this is truly visible. The most talked about individual in the industry at the moment is the rapid demise of Tiger Wood’s game. I personally think he will come back to his best, any physical and mental recovery from injury can take an awful long time. As a Coach and former Tour player who has been susceptible to numerous set backs it is having the commitment and belief of the body then rekindle the scoring ability that you used to possess prior to the break which needs to be able to withstand the most extreme pressures.
We must remember why we decided to take up this remarkable game, think about the THREE main reasons why you decided to play golf? I think that all too often we can lose sight of this and start to focus upon another area. If one of your reasons was to raise your fitness levels let’s place less emphasis on your results and schedule the number of rounds of golf to achieve your fitness goals.
If one of the reasons you took up golf was to play with your wife ,husband or partner and you realise that the only game you have played together was on February 14th on a special golf break…. then maybe set a few more dates aside!
Whatever the reasons, lets just LOVE playing the game and reflect on the benefits that it can bring like no other sport, whatever the game throws at us we always come back for more. It is that fatal attraction and I know that I will be spending the 14th with my valued clients playing a game they love and I will be coaching a game I love.