I’m Better

There comes a day when you realise it. You are better than you used to be. It dawns on us suddenly, while we do something we’ve done many times before, and somehow it’s easier with better results. It might feel like a day you hit your first hole-in-one. (The odds of this happening for an […]

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Two approaches to incompetence

One. We learn something new. We achieve conscious incompetence. We dislike the feeling of inadequacy. We find ways to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. When time is of the essence, shortcuts become the obvious choice. To get better at golf I buy more expensive equipment. (We do this with any sport really.) To […]

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It’s the setup for execution. We tend to focus more on how we address the ball, or the follow through. In reality, our backswing is a critical ingredient to successful execution. The way we prepare for big events is a leading indicator for the result we should expect. The ‘silence’ rule in golf includes the […]

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Pitching in the rough

Golf is played mostly on fairways and greens with short well kept grass. The shots are predictable and fairly standard. You have a clear line of sight to the ball. Then there are days when you keep ending up in the rough stuff. Nobody plans to do it, it just happens. We all want our […]

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