This weekend was a golf-o-rama!! It was a fun, challenging, angering, elating experience. I enjoy the game of golf but it is, in my opinion, the most difficult game that exists. There is so much strategy, tiny adjustments to the mechanics of the swing, so many different variables to consider. In the end, I think it is best to think of this stuff when you are practicing and then when it is time to play to just go out and have a good time. Here are some pics of my weekend and the I am going to talk about some lessons that I learned over the weekend.
LESSONS I LEARNED
- Lying to yourself about your score is the best way to make sure that you never know how good you really are. At times, it is sooooo hard not to just hit another ball and pretend that you didn’t hit your first “bad” shot. This relates much to the weight loss journey. If you lie to yourself about how much you eat and/or exercise, you will never really know where you stand or what is causing your gains or losses.
- Golf, although a very fun and physical activity, is not strenuous enough to be the ONLY exercise ones does for fitness and weight loss. I used to think it would be enough. I guess it is enough for weight loss but to become nice and physically fit, golf needs to be an added activity to a more strenuous exercise routine.
- I found that golf is much like real life in that staying calm makes for a better decision maker. When I start doing bad, I get all upset which tends to further reduce my ability to do good. The “mental game” in life and golf is a major factor to success and good results.
- Taking the easy way out reduces the quality of what you can gain from playing. When behind a tree, or after a bad shot, or being in tall ruff; it is so easy to just kick the ball to a better place. Or so easy to just hit another or to improve your position somehow. After doing this a million times, I realize it robs me of learning how to deal with the “difficult” situation and perpetuates the need to keep doing this because you don’t know how to deal with it later.
That’s all folks.