Front nine for 2014

frontnine2014“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”Ken Venturi

By Ian Hardie

When I first came up with the idea of doing a collection of the most read posts on Golf Habits

It was fairly early on in the development of the blog and at that point I was able to figure out exactly which posts were being read and therefore confidently tell you which were ‘top’

With the exponential growth that has been happening over the last couple of years and the various methods of distribution that I use

I now have no way of being able to track which posts are being read the most

Rather than stop doing the collections though – which a lot of readers tell me they enjoy

I figure that what I needed to do is rate the posts that have been published over the last 6 months or so in terms of how effective I think that they may be for the many thousands of golfers around the world who read Golf Habits

As I put in a bit of effort to make every post I publish as useful and informative as possible

It means that picking out nine that are the very best – isn’t that easy a task for me

So in no particular order here are the nine posts that I think have will have been the most effective or useful to the readers of Golf Habits for the first half of 2014

Even if you have read every one before I’d suggest that they are all worth another look

As to change your golf, you have to change the way you think!

Golf Habits posts provide my ideas, thoughts and experiences about the game of golf

You gain improvement by reading them and using the information to change your thinking about your golf – without it even costing a cent!

As with all things in life the best way to create change is by doing good things over and over

So put aside a half an hour or so, get comfortable and enjoy reading these again!

First up, is a series of posts that I actually started in 2013 but I’m going to include it as the series was finished in the first part of this year with the extremely well read post;

Do you really need golf lessons – part eight?

Also published this year was part six and part seven of the same series and if you happened to miss the first five parts you can find them by clicking here

Continuing on the theme of golf lessons is the fascinating;

Are you too old for golf lessons?

You may remember that it was written as a result of a golfer coming to me for a golf lesson

Which was the first one he had ever taken after more than 50 years of playing golf!

I’m extremely pleased to report that the golfer not only rediscovered their enthusiasm for the game – they took the ideas that we talked about in the lesson and started playing some of the best golf that they had played in years

Culminating in a win in a prestigious competition at their club as the end result

Another one of the most effective posts that I wrote was;

Stop trying to control your body and get on with hitting the golf ball (this has a part two and a part three also)

A post in a similar vein to that was;

Do you know too much about the golf swing?

The next post isn’t one that’s going to help your game but reading it may help save the game of golf as we know it

Which if you weren’t aware is under threat from many sides

Why a lot of new players give up the game of golf within their first two years (this has a part two also)

Something that will help your golf though, are the last four posts that I’ve chosen;

How to get out of a sand trap with hard sand in it

Some more of my best tips for playing golf in the rain (this has a part two also)

How repetition can help your golf scores

‘Chipping out’ – is not a sign of weakness

So there you have it – the best nine posts for the first half of the year according to me

If you are keen to read some more – why not spend some time going through the Archives of Golf Habits to view the other 336 posts that are on Golf Habits currently

By the way, the easiest way to make sure you never miss a post on Golf Habits

Is to subscribe by email to get all Golf Habits posts automatically sent to you

You can do that by clicking here and following the instructions if you haven’t already

Once you have done that, I like to ask you to take a few minutes to think about someone you know who plays golf or wants to start that would benefit from reading Golf Habits so that you can forward this on to them, share it or whatever else you need to do

To allow them to discover some of the stuff that you have

And of course I hope that you continue to

Play well


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