Monday, September 03, 2012
It's been awhile..part 3? 4?
Even last year, I would, at best play a full round a month or the back 9, weekly. Also, I just did not have the inspiration to become a better golfer, but this has changed in the last couple of months. I even started another blog, Breaking 80, which I have decided, today, to point back to the GN blog as I have decided to follow up on my quest here on the GN blog..just seems right.
I can tell that I've truly been bitten by the "golf bug" again, after all these years. I am (much) more concerned on the state of my golfing mind and what really needs to be tended to, during a round, to post my best score, rather than trying to (or hope) not to hit bad shots. I normally refrain from reading "golf books" (I thought they were extremely boring), but have become deeply entrenched in re-reading Harvey Penick's books and I just finished reading Dr. Bob Rotella's "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect"..so damn true.
I have been obsessed in the last few months in really polishing up my game and I am in pursuit of breaking 80 by the end of this year. I've been on a sub-90 streak and even re-read "How to Break 90" by T.J. Tomasi and friends..still. I have broken 80, to be honest, but it was about 12 years ago when I was just playing and thinking relentless golf (..hmmm..I like that title). I think it's still possible for me to break 80, again, but without becoming so overly obsessed like before.
Through utilizing what I have learned, through the decades of playing golf, and applying this knowledge to my "newly" found passion in much more methodical way, I should be able to reach it...puh-leeeeeze. I would like to be in a state of playing (..a golf zen..lol) where I'll routinely post a score in the 80's on any given course, on any given day, but also be able to post a sub-80 score if I'm playing better..perhaps I make it sound to easy..damn golf books.
Besides, writing about my pursuit of golf happiness, I promise that I'll also write about the other musings that are happening in the golf biosphere universe and what I have encountered as being the one and only, truly original (as I have seen a bunch of imposters tagging along on my name) Golf Nomad.
Posted by Andrew at 9/03/2012