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The Essential Golf Habits of 2015

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“Golf is a terrible, hopeless addiction, it seems: it makes its devotees willing to trudge miles in any manner of weather, lugging a huge, incommodious and appallingly heavy bag with them, in pursuit of a tiny and fantastically expensive ball, in a fanatical attempt to direct it into a hole the size of a beer glass half a mile away. If anything could be better calculated to convince one of the essential lunacy of the human race, I haven’t found it.” – Mike Seabrook

By Ian Hardie

In the article The Essential Golf Habits of 2014 I outlined what on the face of it looked like a pretty slow year for me, as I hadn’t published any new books while purposely slowing the amount of new articles on Golf Habits from one every three days to one a week.

You may recall that it wasn’t happening because I’d run out of things to write about, in actual fact it was for a completely different reason – I was busy putting together three programs to help golfers around the world.

Turns out, that only two of them saw the light of day in 2014 – 7 Days to your best year of golf ever (which I released for a limited time only) and the Discover Golf program (which back then was going to be called the Zero To Golfer program) – the third program, which was going to be called Golfer To Zero, may (or may not) turn up at some point in the future.

2015 started off in much the same way for me, as I worked my way through launching those programs and kept to my blistering schedule of publishing one new article a week on Golf Habits but as the year has come to a close………………

I somehow ended up publishing four new golf books as well as setting up a new website dedicated solely to my books called


The books I published were:

The Little Book of Shanking – a small but extremely effective book that really can solve that problem and the first three books in what I expect to be a very large series over the next few years.

Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book One, Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Two and Simple Steps to Better Golf – Book Three

Not only that but these four new books (as well as my previous two books) are now available in all sorts of different formats and from such places as iTunes and Kobo (plus a few more) for the first time

You can check out more about all of them here if you haven’t already and while you are there make sure that you sign up for my new releases newsletter to find out when my new books are available.

All in all, not a bad year I think but let’s get back to the task at hand of looking at my annual collection of Golf Habits articles for the year.

In previous years, I’ve based my list on the most read articles or pages on Golf Habits, the articles that I was told had been the most useful through the various forms of feedback that I receive from readers and the articles that have been most frequently read by people that have arrived via an internet search over a year.

This year I’m going to do something a bit different and simply present you with the 18 articles that I think will be the most use to golfers around the world for years to come.

Note that some of the articles have part two’s and part three’s – which I’ll leave you to find and that as usual, they are in no particular order.

Just a list of the 18 most useful articles that have been published on Golf Habits this year:


Why are my practice swings ‘perfect’ but my golf shots bad?
Are you really allowing yourself to focus on your golf game?
How to make more short putts on the golf green
Why do some golf pros swings look so ‘slow and easy’?
How many lottery tickets have you bought?
Why do golf balls have dimples?
What do I need to do differently when playing ‘match play’ in golf?
Simple Steps to Better Golf – Books One, Two and Three
Does your ‘old favourite wedge’ cost you shots on the golf course?
A simple way to retain golf club members
How does a golf handicap actually work?
A gradual approach to improving your golf
7 things to avoid when buying new golf clubs
How to deal with that ‘bad’ or ‘naughty’ golf club that always ‘lets you down’
The Little Book of Shanking
Are you determined to play better golf?
How to make the most of your time at the golf driving range
It’s time to let go of the idea that there is ‘a right’ or ‘a wrong golf’ swing


Inspired to read some more great golf articles?

Why not spend some time going through the Archives of Golf Habits to have a look at the other 418 articles that are on Golf Habits currently!

If you don’t already, make sure that you get your weekly Golf Habits post in 2016 by email – you can organise that by:

Clicking here and following the instructions


After you have done that, please spend a few minutes thinking of a way that you can share the existence of Golf Habits with others that you know who either already play golf or would like to start – then do them a huge favour by sharing this in some way now!

I sincerely hope that in the coming year of 2016, you continue to enjoy your golf and of course.

Play well.


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