Golf and Your Mental Game; Accepting Pain and Distress

In my own experience as a golfer and as a golf Marshall particularly I see a fair deal of pain and distress amongst golfers which eats away at concentration and ultimate joy of the game. I see now very clearly how pain and distress gnaws away at enjoyment. It can go so deep as toContinue reading “Golf and Your Mental Game; Accepting Pain and Distress”

” My Life as a Golf Marshall”: Is It Really Possible to Improve Your Golf Game with Mindfulness?

This is a difficult question to answer. After much thought and personal experience with mindfulness on the golf course my answer is that it most likely will not improve the mechanics of the game but it most likely will increase the pleasure of your golfing experience. It might strike you as a revelation as itContinue reading “” My Life as a Golf Marshall”: Is It Really Possible to Improve Your Golf Game with Mindfulness?”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :The Bane of Golf Marshalls: Lack of Etiquette

Given that the prime responsibility of a golf Marshall is keeping the pace of play on track what causes the majority of threats to a good pace? Multiple Practice Swings: I don’t know how many times I have felt like yelling “Just hit the ball!”. It is actually painful for some Marshalls and maddening forContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :The Bane of Golf Marshalls: Lack of Etiquette”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” : Life and Death on the Golf Course

As a Marshall you are dealing with many people of all ages and sexes. There are stories of life and death that may be exchanged. One day I encountered a group of golfers in their seventies. As we chatted one brother approached me with sadness in his eyes and volunteered, “You see that guy overContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” : Life and Death on the Golf Course”

My Life as a Golf Marshall; The Last of a Dying Breed

Introduction We can thank artificial intelligence for supposedly making our lives easier. That could be true but at what cost? Will the grocery clerk be completely replaced by self check out? Will hotel check-ins be handled by machines? Will passenger agents at airports be eliminated by machines? I attended a management session years ago andContinue reading “My Life as a Golf Marshall; The Last of a Dying Breed”