Life From the Rough

If you play enough golf, you’re going to get highly acquainted with being in the rough. That’s because most of golf is a wayward experience. The convenience of the fairway is a much-preferred place to play from but don’t set your expectations there. It’s better to build a game that anticipates the constant conflicts that come from difficult lies. Much like in life, the hard spots are the norm. You best be ready to swing from such places. If you can learn to score from the difficult positions you’ll build unflappable confidence. It’s a lot easier to get lucky from the short grass, but the rough will make you gritty. If you can play well from there, you can succeed anywhere on the course. That’s a good lesson for living too.


If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.

-J

An Instinctual Swing

Any time I’m faced with a must make shot, I try to dig deep and find a pure golf swing. What I mean by that is a swing that relies on the decades of golf experiences I’ve had. I don’t believe it’s possible to try and make a great swing. I just have to let it happen. Muscle memory can achieve incredible things, but first I have to get the brain out of the way. Too much thinking can disrupt my athletic ability. The best shots come from instinct. If I can visualize the result I want, focus on my setup, and let my body just react then things usually turn out pretty well. This is true for so many golfers. We just have to let our swing do the work.


If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.

-J