a bucket of balls…

Some people think it’s a waste of time. In my mind, that’s foolish thinking.

There’s been many times that I’ve chosen to play 9 instead of a bucket of balls. I rarely used to hit a bucket of balls.

This year is starting out a little bit different. At the members scramble in the fall, I got a range punch card for a very decent price. I’ve held it securely in my wallet throughout the entire winter. That thing was able to experience my first time ever playing golf in Florida with me! Comment below if you’ve ever played golf in Florida…

Anyway… sorry… I got distracted…. lol.

What I’m trying to say is that… so far this year, hitting a bucket of balls occasionally is helping. I try to hit my range balls with a purpose. Today, it was mostly set-up alignment. Building confidence in the fact that, where I’m aiming, is where I think I’m aiming.

I’m learning the feeling of each miss and strengthening the muscle memory of the ones that went where they were supposed to.

Another great benefit has been the mindset. I’ve started to turn off my brain the split second before take away. I have a specific thought that I know is the last one before my swing. My goal is to let the muscle memory take it from there. Brain break, every swing!

I’ve been shooting my best golf yet this week, and I’m curious to know how much better my play can become, because of a bucket of balls.

If you’ve read this far, thank you very much! You’ve made my day! I hope you enjoyed my little story. I always say I should do this more, and I should.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Thanks for golf! ⛳️

Winter weather has set in, and it seems that another golf season may have blown in and out already.

I’m thankful to have played this game for another year! I may have played more golf this year than most of the other years in the history of forever!

I feel there have been some improvements to my game this season. The most significant gains have been putting and chipping around the greens. I have seen some distance improvement with my driver. Unfortunately, sometimes that just means further O.B. when the hook or slice shows up for dinner!

Just a little quick update to say Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for reading!

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How it began

My story of golf begins as a freshman at Baldwin High School in northern Michigan. Sometime during baseball season, spring of 1993, my baseball coach, Coach Webster, told the team that he was trying to convince the school to field the first varsity golf team in the school’s history. He said that if any players on the baseball team would commit to playing on the golf team, it would make it easier for the school to say yes. Several of us players committed to the team, and coach’s genius efforts were rewarded handsomely! Baldwin would have a it’s first golf team, and he would be the coach.

But, wait a minute. I had never played golf before. I didn’t even own a single golf club. Honestly, I don’t know if I had even swung a club before! Coach agreed to build a budget set of clubs for me. He would buy the shafts, heads, and grips from a mail-order catalog, and put them together for me. What a great deal that was! Coach was growing the game of golf before it was cool! I forever will be thankful for Coach!

I am so glad I made the decision to play golf in high school! Golf is truly a sport that can be played for a lifetime! Whether playing competitively with friends, or just being able to sneak in 9 holes after work, golf is great! The game is so pure, it can be hard to explain to someone that has never played. The feeling of joy and accomplishment that comes along with playing golf is unique, and unmatched.

There are however, those times when it is easy to get frustrated. The ability to keep everything in perspective can dial you back in. Just remember, A bad day on the course or the range beats the snot out of any day at work! A positive mindset, that encourages learning from mistakes helps ease the discomfort of stinking at golf. There is always something to learn from each shot on the course!

If you want to get better at golf, the game will reward your effort. Just like the famous Gary Player once said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get,” It is true. The game mimics life itself so much, its lessons can be applied to real life scenarios in many different aspects.

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Teeing it up!

Stepping up to that first tee is an experience unlike any other.

It’s all eyes on you.

Nowhere to hide.

Will this one swing determine the outcome of your entire round? Striping one down the middle of the fairway would feel a lot better than slicing one in the hazard!

Before all of that, you tee your ball up.

Could there be a simple advantage to using a different tee? Does this often forgotten necessity hold the key to unlocking a stroke here and there?

I’m honestly curious. Does anyone use anything besides whatever they have at the pro shop? Because that is where mine usually come from.

It’s either there, or from tee boxes. Seriously, who doesn’t care enough to pick up a tee?

Let me know in the comments what kind of tee you use, especially if you think it helps your game! Because honestly, who doesn’t want a better golf game?

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Here’s to golf!