Fixing My Game

coach-tunnellby Jeff Tunnell

I just finished my FIRST round of golf this year!  Shank & pull should have been my scorecard name! The last round I played was on Father’s Day in 2008! (Michael Sove probably can’t even believe this!)

So the game was going wrong (as maybe are cells). Life began to “teach” me again.  I recalled when  Armin Gesswein told me of a golf book titled “The Nine Worst Shots in Golf” with the subtitle “and the one shot that fixes them all”.  While I haven’t found the book, the conversation left me with a continuing thought that I can either (1) keep applying all my energies on trying to repair “what’s wrong” with my game, or (2) FOCUS on the ONE SHOT that will overcome the errors altogether.

I looked up some advice from Dr. Jim Suttie, golf professional: here are 3 of 7 correction (I am trying to apply them to Cells):

• Lighten up your grip. (How can I apply this to fixing my cells? Lighten up! Don’t get overly serious, relax some, quit squeezing the leaders so hard, let God have control)

• Get farther from the ball at address. (I am getting a message here; step back a bit, quit hovering and smothering the things could help you)

• Work on a little straighter back takeaway with no rolling of the right hand. (are your values steady? are you rolling away from the straight course you set?)

But, most importantly, see your PGA professional for some help. (Ahh…. Back to seeing a coach! let go of pride and get some help!)

I wonder what lessons life is teaching you.  Care to share?

4 thoughts on “Fixing My Game

  • And one more thing while on the subject of ‘frustration’ and the need to ‘lighten-up’…

    I can only think of one thing that would be more frustrating to pastors than knowing that people who hear the Sunday morning pulpit message will forget 95% of what they hear within 72 hours of hearing it. And that one thing that would be more frustrating for me would be ‘hitting a little white ball, catching up with it only to whack it again so I can catch up with it to whack it again’!

    Again, Bro, you should really consider getting a nice Harley!

    Sharing the Journey,
    Rick & Becky Diefenderfer
    CreatingChristianCommunities.com

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