Playas, this was my last round in Malaysia and I followed my basic rules to play golf except for two holes where I made two ego shots which were terrible. This is how to play scratch golf. A lot of people may think a 72 here is scratch golf, but in fact the rating is 74.8 which means, 72 would be -2.8 under par.
JUST YOUR AVERAGE GOLFER (Barney):
The 74 I shot here is -0.8 under par according to the rating. This was one of the more solid rounds of golf I have played and fits into the Way of the Playa perfectly. A lot of scrambling because in the end I am still a casual golfer playing once or twice a week.
These rules and principles are essential for good golf and I believe that to my core. I try to always avoid disseminating nonsense to you. I want to always give you the most relatable ideas and really show you some new concepts you could try to get immediate results.
So when you see this and think, ‘oh boy he hits it longer than me’, I hope you’ll realize it’s the same game relative to yours in terms of distance.
7,400 is long for me. But that can correlate to 6,400 yards for you. The tees are irrelevant, just pick the right ones. The concepts remain the same. Nothing changes. We play our best shots, at all times, commit, enjoy, plan, think.
I am very saddened when i see “pro’s” WHO HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH THE COMMON MAN’S GOLF GAME, showing the common man what they can’t do and how if they can’t do it, then it’s a problem.
I see a future of golf instruction, not golf destruction. I see a revolution. I see an awakening of people who are just tired of being shamed and guilt-tripped into nonsense clubs and shots to hit. Nonsense negativity that caues doubt, fear and anxiety – the three worst things to happen to a golfer.
I want to give you permission so you can play YOUR game, have YOUR version of FUN, enjoy the game of golf and break free of the nonsense other people have put in your brain that makes you question yourself and stay at the level you are at.
We all want to improve. We all want to have fun. Switch off the nonsense, ignore the stuff that you will never be able to or even care to do, and focus on what you can do. be the maximum playa you can be.
When it’s time to go see an expert, you should go. Get yourself upgraded in the skills department. Get advice from a solid pro. Get some lessons from someone who has helped someone you know.
Youtube videos of generic swing mechanic information is KILLING this game. Every now and then one will help a certain person but there are so many ideas floating around and your job is not to discern what is good and bad – your job is to enjoy the game and seek knowledge from someone who knows the swing and how it relates to YOU personally.
You are all you ever need to play good golf. You are the thing standing in your way. This game is all about YOU. YOUR preferences are not anyone else’s. Youre comfort zone on a golf course is YOURS. Own it playa. You are the BAUS.
For everything else, of course, there’s Golf Sidekick. Because I love you all.