Golf is truly an International Game. Let me give you this example: In the 90-days, from this past Monday, October 4th till the beginning of December we’ll have had golfers come to see us from Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Malta, Australia, India, Canada, Nigeria and of course the United States. Showing – It doesn’t matter what country you live in – if you play golf, you’re always trying to get better.
Why do I bring this up? To say “Thank You” to every one that trusts us with their golf games, that you would travel around the world to see us. And I also say “Thank You” because you have all taught me something and have affected my life in such an incredible way, by learning more about you, your countries and your cultures. It’s been an amazing journey you’ve taken me on and I so look forward to the future!
From Tony in Australia to Jed in Kansas City, from Norbert and Marlene in Germany to Matt in New Jersey, from Steve and Karin in Sweden to Brian in Minneapolis, from Joaquin and Isabel in Mexico to Bob in Green Bay. From Warner and Nell in Holland to Bill in Palm Coast. I could go on and on about the great friends I’ve met and the lasting impacts you’ve all made on me. And I can’t “Thank You” enough for everything.
With the big question in the US at this time being “Who’ll be our next President” – “Should or shouldn’t we have gone to war” – “The next big plans of the terrorists” – “The economy” – “The Hurricanes, should or shouldn’t I evacuate” – etc, etc, etc. Which ever side you’re on in these issues doesn’t matter when we’re together. The only thing on our minds are your golf games and developing a PLAN to beat the golf course and play our best and consistent golf.
For all you’ve done to enrich my life, I just had to say “Thank You”.
Ok, now back to your golf games – last week I asked you what type of PLAN you had – “The Easier Said than Done” PLAN or “The Easier Done than Said” PLAN. And I got an interesting email from a gentleman in Virginia who wrote:
I just read your “Easier Done Than Said” article about the differences between 95 and 85 shooters. Now, how about us 4 and 5 handicappers who want to move to the next level? Where can I find the statistics on fairways, greens, putts, etc. to work on the parts of the game I need to improve?
Thank you Craig Endicott for that feedback because it brings up an interesting point. I have met many golfers that have the ability to play so much better and more consistent than they currently are – and they wonder out loud to me “Why can’t I get to the next level?” The answer is you need a PLAN.
That’s why over the last decade, I’ve been compiling statistics of 4-scoring levels of golfers – The 105-Golfer, 95-Golfer, 85-Golfer and 75-Golfer; to find their averages in the major categories that relate to their scoring. In last weeks – Golf Improvement Weekly – I wrote that if the 95-Golfer wants to become an 85-Golfer, you need to know –
What the 85-Golfer does to be able to get that score on a consistent basis. And then you try to play like an 85-Golfer. What unfortunately happens is the 95-Golfer thinks they need to play like the 75-Golfer and because their skill isn’t that of the 75-Golfer, they make bad decisions and try to play shots they aren’t capable of playing on a consistent basis. So the 95-Golfer continually ends up with a couple of 7’s and 8’s on their scorecard – that cancel out the Pars you worked so hard to get.
So, Craig Endicott from Virginia, it’ll be my pleasure to send you that information for getting from a 4-handicap to scratch. And I’m sure every golfer that’s trying to improve from shooting 95 to 85 wouldn’t mind being in your situation of being a 75-Golfer working on improving to a scratch player. Even though I’ve never seen you play, I believe that if you keep focused and stay with your PLAN, you’ll do it. And please let me know when you do!
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