Do Not Kid Yourself

Arizona [Phoenix Metro Area] Golf Lessons Update: February 12, 2010

If you love the sport of golf and you are in it for life, then be true to yourself about wanting to get better. I know you want to get better, and I know you say that to yourself, but stop kidding yourself and accept the fact that you may just always be at the level where you currently stand. However, if you are willing put in the time and work very hard, then you can reach your goal dream of becoming a good player.

I said, “time” above, so if you work 40+ hours per week and have a family, then time is going to be an issue. And, what about your budget, because you know this golf stuff isn’t free.

Here is a list of things to do for those who are very serious about improving:

1. Find a driving range that offers “unlimited range balls” per month. At Fiddlesticks, Fiddlesticksin Tempe, AZ you can buy a monthly pass for $75. It’s worth it, especially beacuse of the hours of operation. Hours at Fiddlesticks: Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 :00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.. And it is true that Fiddlesticks golf range closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

2. Seek the best professional instructor/coach to help you. The money investment in YOUR game is worth it.

NOTE: Ask your golf pro this question when he or she tells you to do something – the question you should ask is:


3. For your budget: What other hobbies, sports, collectibles, gadgets, and gym memberships can you give up for golf? If you say you are willing to to do what ever it takes [within reason] to improve, then start cutting costs today, not tomorrow.

3. Stop trying to save a buck by “trying” to learn how to swing the golf club via However, you can certainly learn from watching videos on how to play a certain type of specialty shot.

4. I have said this in my other posts: Look up the word “swing” on Google. You will scratch your head on this one.

5. Would you like free unlimited range balls? I know some serious golfers who work part-time at golf courses and driving ranges on top of their full-time jobs. I commend these golfers for their willingness to sacrifice their time in exchange to work hard on their golf.

6. For the 40+ hour a week working person: Average within seven days per week at least two hours per day of golf practice, and at minimum [1] 18-hole round. You can’t do 18-holes, then play [2] 9-hole rounds.

7. For the retired person who is very serious: Average at least 3 hours of golf practice per day and at minimum [2] 18-rounds with [2] 9-hole rounds within seven days per week.

For more information about what you can do to improve your golf game, please contact me by phone at (602) 828-GOLF. Also, I welcome your questions by email.

Better Golf Today & Tomorrow,

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