I wanted to put together a series of golf tips and strategies to help the Average Joe better enjoy this crazy game we all love. A large part of this blog is going to be short tips like "How to Get Rid of Shanks" or "Stop Picking Your Head Up," but occasionally I will write some longer articles as well.
So to kick off this series, here's a tip that helps keep your score down that even I sometimes forget: don't take penalties. Generally speaking, penalties are strokes that inflate your score without helping you score any better. I know it may seem tempting to hit a big drive OOB and get another shot at it, but you're almost always better off just hitting a good shot the first time. The same goes for water hazards - stay out of them, no matter how dirty your ball may have gotten over the course of a round. Chances are, you're not going to be able to retrieve your newly washed ball anyway. Save yourself some extra strokes and wash your ball at the ball washer which many courses have at the tee box. Your scorecard and your wallet with thank you later.
That's my first tip, hopefully of many. Any comments or questions, please leave them below. And if you liked this post, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe.
We didn't get much for color this year. It was still 90 degrees in mid/late October. Then about as quick as it started raining on Forrest Gump in Nam, it turned cold. Leaves just died and started falling.
In mid-Michigan, we didn't have a lot of color compared to previous years. My wife and I traveled to Tahquamenon Falls in late September and the colors were almost peak there. My brother just returned from his trip to Acadia national park and said the colors in New Hampshire and Vermont were just amazing, the best he's ever seen and he lives in Colorado. It definitely is the prettiest time of the year but the leaves sure play havoc trying to find golf balls.