7 days to “your best year of golf ever”


“Forget the last shot. It takes so long to accept that you can’t always replicate your swing. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward the next shot.” - Mark McCumber

By Ian Hardie

Each year during the holiday season, most people around the world take the opportunity at some point to have a few (however brief) minutes reflecting on what has happened to them over the past year – as well as spending a few minutes

Considering the things that they would like to happen over the next year

If you are currently or have ever been a regular golfer then I’m sure that at some point in your life – probably during one of those holiday season periods

You will have thought about the idea of “having your best year of golf ever”

Unless of course you happen to live somewhere that has the amount of golf that you can play dictated by the weather for a fair part of the year

In which case you will have thought about “having your best season of golf ever”

Either way, for some golfers the definition of “my best year of golf ever” would be finally attaining that elusive handicap index that up until now has seemed to be ‘just out of reach’ or maybe it’s regaining a handicap index that you may have had a long time ago but have since lost – due to advancing age, a ‘bad patch’ of golf, an injury of some sort or a complete break away from the game for work or family reasons

For other golfers the definition of “my best year of golf ever” would be finally breaking through whichever one of those scoring milestones that you have yet to achieve in golf – such as breaking 60, 70, 80, 90 or possibly even 100 for the first time

Take a moment here to consider which of the definitions above applies to your golf

Does the idea that you have come up with seem like something that is possibly attainable and that maybe, just maybe – you could have “your best year of golf ever”

If you were able to do something about it and more importantly find out how get there?

The reality is that virtually all of the 100 million or so golfers around the world are at different stages and skill levels at the game

So it doesn’t matter which one of those definitions above applies to your golf

As the steps that need to be taken to allow you to have “your best year of golf ever” are exactly the same regardless of whether your definition of that is breaking 70 for the first time, breaking 100 for the first time or finally attaining a single figure handicap index

You might want to take a second to read that again and let it sink in

As the idea that the steps needed to improve being the same regardless of the level you desire to get to

Is a bit different from what most golfers would think should happen

But if you have been reading Golf Habits for a while and applying my ideas – you will already know that what I write about are simple and easy to follow ideas that I have developed through trial and error over a 30 year period of being involved in the game of golf – the bulk of which has been spent teaching the game to thousands of people

That can be applied to improve your golf game with better scores being the end result

So if the idea of “having your best year of golf ever” is something that interests you – I’d suggest that start thinking about putting that idea into action – as fairly soon I’m about to launch a program that will help you to do just that

Actually, before I get to that I’d like to make you aware of something right now that you may not have ever realised

You are not alone in thinking about the idea of having “my best year of golf ever”

It’s something that almost all golfers that I have met over the 30 years I have been involved with the game have considered

That’s right – almost ever golfer I have ever met or helped – harbours that secret desire to “have their best year of golf ever”

Regardless of the level they are currently on – most won’t ever admit to that though

As it’s one of those desires that a lot of people have that would be very nice if it happened but it’s really a private thought that they won’t share

Which makes it in actual fact – something that they ‘hope will happen’ and as with most things that people ‘hope will happen’ – they don’t normally do much more than think about it

As you may be aware from your own experiences over the years

Thinking about something – doesn’t actually cause it to become a reality

Instead, the desire just ends up living in the ‘that would be nice’ section of your brain and you continue on with your golf and life – never quite playing as well as you would like to

Starting every round with that desire of better golf popping into your head but finishing each round having long since forgotten it as you battle your way around the golf course – again!

I’m going to suggest that for you – today is the day that you change that reality

And take a single step that will start you on your way to “having your best year of golf ever”

It’s time for you to at least privately:

Admit that the desire to improve your golf is real and that you will do something about it over the next year

Have you done that yet?

I hope you have because it’s actually going to be a lot easier than you think it will be to do

But where would you start once you have decided to do such a thing?

Soon I’m going to offer you the chance to do something that I haven’t ever let out in public before – it’s an extremely powerful and considering how good it is – low cost program that will help you to set up “your best year of golf ever” over a 7 day period by doing some reasonably easy things that will take you no more than a few hours effort in total

Sound interesting?

I’ll let you know more about it once it’s ready to join

In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season in whatever way that you do it and I look forward to being able to assist you to have “your best year of golf ever” soon

Until then

Play well


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