(Monday I am going to have a post on my observations of chipping and pitching practice from yesterday. It’s mostly observations on why so many people are bad at this…as it is way more simple than I assumed to be decent and astounding as I watched the 7 other people at the practice green kill themselves with all sorts of gyrations.)
Who cares about…”The Rules of Golf” and how to swing “The Right Way,” when the round is for recreational purposes.
Today is going to be a short post, but important. If you are injured, or just getting a little long in the tooth and still enjoy this terrible game of ours, why make it harder on yourself than need be?
Use a swing that doesn’t cause pain no matter how unorthodox the setup or movements are.
As far as the rules are concerned, you are not playing in the US Open. I am all for calling penalties on yourself like Mr. Davis did in tournament play, but is it really worth it to play the ball down and hurt your wrist when the rough is up, or play it as it lies when you have a funky lie in a fairway bunker and risk hurting your hip?
I have seen this on the range and course with many friends…don’t take it so seriously. Bending the rules to keep your body in one piece and inventing a swing to do the same…is a direction 10’s of thousands of golfers should be taking right now and aren’t.
Have fun this weekend and stop grinding. It does not sully the spirit of the game to have fun playing with your friends. Grinding on your perfect swing and playing according to the USGA and R&A are not the road to fun or waking up the next day feeling fine.
OK, not so short. 🙂