Friday, January 17

Cameron Morfit: 'Best Advice' From Golf World

That's me finishing at Pebble Beach. Don't leave it short!
WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE received about (or related to) golf? Cameron Morfit, a senior writer for Golf Magazine, wrote a column on the topic. It's worth a look.

There are "pearls of wisdom" from Steve Stricker, Sean Foley, Johnny Miller, Jim McLean, Bo Van Pelt, Annika Sorenstam, Jason Day, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, Larry Mize, Joe LaCava, John Cook, Bubba Watson, Erik Compton, Ken Green, Chubby Chandler, Deane Beman, Alison Lee, Hunter Mahan, Hal Sutton, Jim Nantz, Sandy Tatum and more.

Here's a tidbit from Lee, an 18-year-old  golfer at UCLA who was 2013 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year:
The game itself has taught me that golf doesn't define you. Good or bad, you can't let what happens on the course consume you. All you can do is your best. Play your hardest. There's much more to life than golf, and no matter what you shoot, there's much more to you.
I've received a lot of good advice through the years. If only I could've followed more of it. Ha!

I remember a tip my dad gave me when I played tournament golf in high school and community college. I wasn't the straightest driver of the golf ball. Dad told me to not fight my ball flight on any given day. If during my warm-up on the range the golf ball was fading, play for it that day. If a draw, start it down the right side.

I know that sounds pretty simple, but it was needed wisdom. On many occasions I'd fought a shot shape all the way around the course. I'd witnessed many others with that same struggle. But there are days when you have to post the best score possible, so you better give yourself every opportunity to put your golf ball in play.

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