Pissing About in The Trees Again – The Art Of Fore

Pissing About in The Trees Again – The Art Of Fore

Old habits die hard for sure.
In golf and therefore life it’s as plain as day to see.

What was your score? How did you play? Did you improve?

The do gooders will tell you it’s all about skipping around and just having fun.
And to an extent it is, after all eventually we all die so laugh a little and don’t take it so serious right?

But we are humans. We aren’t built like that, we need to improve and chase goals, it’s in our DNA. We know we have unlimited potential, we’ve seen glimpses of it.

In golf that goal is improvement year on year. After all we spend enough time and money on the game.

So do we really hold ourselves accountable for pissing about in trees when the fact is simple. Scoring golf isn’t whaling away on a driver and seeing where it lands. OK it might be if you have a relatively safe 300 yard drive. For the rest of us mortals it isn’t.

Truth is. If you hit most greens in regulation and are a decent putter you’ll be doing ok.

Can I do that though? Am I after the miracle round more than the knowledge of how to score consistently good scores?

A basic 350 yard hole becomes 200 off the tee leaving a 150 yard 9 iron to the middle of the green. Golf made simple. The 200 yard 5 iron off the tee though?

But oh no. Here comes the driver spanking. 250 yards (yes it’s a miss hit huge slice) later and there’s a hundred yards to the green and 5 trees in the way, and of course a miracle gap to get through rather than taking the medicine to the side.

The fact is. If results are what matter, then ignorance can’t be bliss. Making mistake after mistake after mistake is Einstein’s definition of insanity. Ignorance is a fool unwilling to learn how to deliver on unlimited potential because it doesn’t feel as exciting and you don’t have anyone to blame.

The pros show and tell us how to do it. After all they worked it out much quicker than we did. They all had coaching mentors and continue to do so. But for most of us mortal golfers we believe turning up a couple of times a week is enough.

I feel daft even writing all this obvious information. We know the answers to how we will improve but we fight the system and the laws of the universe for improvement.

Knowledge is power. Attaining that knowledge should be our priority always.

—This is about golf right—

Piss poor performance shows in all aspects of life. How can I arrive at 43 with no real great jump in the quality of life I’ve had in the last 10 years, If anything it’s gone down.

There’s ways to make money. To live a healthy and fit lifestyle. To spend the money on what you want. It can’t diminish as you get older. It can’t become less easy, knowledge is power you should know how to do this by now.

Fundamentally its hanging on to old habits that to do not serve you. You have to shine a microscope on the shitty habits that hold you back from greatness, or at least being better than you was last year.

Keep on learning my friends. Keep on firing up the knowledge learning factory that lives inside you and you will get there.

I seem I have a way of flipping between talking about me and you in the same post. I think it’s all about me but if helps you too…

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