Why are Golfers Get Cornered All the Times?

By: relang

When I was first being invited to try hitting the golf ball, it was at the beach near my hometown when we had company family day outing. I took up the challenge and that was the first time I hold a golf iron. I hit it hard and it went into the sea with obviously wrong trajectory. I have never thought of playing golf ever since.

It was 7 years later that a friend of mine who played golf managed to convince me to take up this game. You know what was it that triggered my interest?

He told me that golf is a very difficult game and that he had played for more than six years and never able to hit the ball the way he wanted to hit it. I then offered my challenge. I said "you better not make me start because I am afraid that I will beat your golf score even before you realize it". He laughed at me.

He said he believe that would happen on other games but not golf. Definitely. Not long after the episode, I walked away from a golf store with a complete beginner's set. And you guessed it right, it was him right in front of me! That was also after a lot of psychological influences from him. I was 40-60 on buying.

It was the following weekend that I had a try on the 7-iron. You already knew who my instructor was. He taught me the basic grips, positions and swing! I played golf. Though I hit the golf balls miserably but sometimes I was amazed at hitting only the air! The ball sit there smiling at me.

Couple of months later I took up the challenge to play on the golf course. It was more like a learning session for me. I would tee-off as many times as I wanted and had to endure patiently watching the balls slicing through the air and sometimes never airborne into the jungle nearby. Occasionally I hit good golf and was very proud of it. The closer it got to the hole, the more strokes it demanded from me. I ended up scoring miserably but I had fun and I played golf - - hello.

The following months I took up my own time learning the grips, positions, swing techniques and etc. mainly through the internet. I learned a great deal from the videos as well and more importantly they are all free. I frequent the golf driving range nearby and I turned into a better golfer. I hit golf ball almost perfectly quite consistently but I still hit bad ones.

The forth time we were in the golf course, I beat my instructor. I respected him and never actually reminded him on the earlier challenge. I just wanted to always play better golf.

I again frequent the golf ranges nearby and I started to shift my focus not to golf but more to the golfers at the golf range. I could not avoid over hearing the conversations of some season golfers who seemed like one but still struggling with their golf swing. Every time they hit bad golf, they started to complain that the iron shaft was too flex, the club face was not suitable for their swing type, the shaft was too long, the carpet was worn out, and you could hear many more complaints they had but none on their own self.

I spent more time in many other golf ranges and played with many other golfers that I have gradually grown on my list. I noticed that most of them had the same complaint and very few knew that it was them who hit the ball badly. I was then still using my cheap beginners' set and I hit much better golf. But again, I couldn't really get away with slice then. I beginning to convince myself that equipment was really secondary and the primary source of the problem was you yourself. Not the equipment and not any other thing they mentioned.

Some of those season golfers I started to regularly golf with were really chronic with their golf disease. Some were equipment savvy who couldn't sleep well unless the newly released Callaway driver was in his bag. He was not so a good hitter by the way. Some keep changing iron set. This was not changing like you change clothes (cheap!). This was buying a new set that cost thousands. Some had 6 golf sets at home but could hardly hit good shots the entire 18-hole. More interestingly, these were the people who were always pointing out that I need my iron change when I hit bad shots occasionally. I never wanted to argue with them but decided to go along to learn all these interesting golfers' behaviors.

Wait for my other article to follow the interesting behaviors of golfers and how these behaviors help Callaway, Nike, Cleveland, Ping and the like to make multi million dollars every single year.

By the way, if you hit bad golf, make sure you know that it wasn't the iron or wood or driver, it is You. Stop spending for irons, woods and drivers. Your money would be better spent for other tools that could help shape your swing rather than wasting for a new set that kept you with the old wrong swing. One of those cheap but good tools is . This tool can really help you cure slice in no time.

Stay tune for my next article.

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