Golf and Your Mental Game: The Destructive Power of Improvement

After working as a golf Marshall I finally accepted a chunk of reality after playing 45 games. I am stuck in a range of 80-95 for 18 holes. In and out. Up and down. I am prisoner of a range and after 50 years of golf the time has come to accept that reality. TheContinue reading Golf and Your Mental Game: The Destructive Power of Improvement

Golf and Your Mental Game: You Could Be Dead!

OK we all have miserable moments or continual misery on the golf course if you haven’t followed my steps to avoid discombobulation on a bad day. Please folks keep some perspective here. You are on a golf course. You have escaped harsh realities of life and should be enjoying yourself. But you might be tearingContinue reading “Golf and Your Mental Game: You Could Be Dead!”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall”: Stories From the Edge :THE NAKED STONED GOLFER

This little gem was told to me by a starter at my golf course I marshall at. A very stoned golfer ventured out on the course. He was last seen stripping down to his underwear and leaving his clothes and golf clubs behind off he went into the woods. The police were called and tookContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall”: Stories From the Edge :THE NAKED STONED GOLFER”

My Life as a Golf Marshall: True Stories: SVEN THE ASSHOLE:A Bullet to the Head:

The golfer, (we will discuss Mr. Lunch later) who pleaded me to take him to his car for his medicine a.k.a. his lunch told me an awful story about Sven. Mr. Lunch was on the green on a par three and Sven let one fly from the tee box which is a no no. YouContinue reading “My Life as a Golf Marshall: True Stories: SVEN THE ASSHOLE:A Bullet to the Head:”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :COVID and its Effects on Golf

The great lockdowns and enforced segregation of masses of society and the inability to travel and socialize has created a newfound interest in golf or is it the only outlet and escape and chance to interact with humanity in a socially distanced fashion? Perhaps all the above but it has created a huge volume toContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :COVID and its Effects on Golf”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)

Yes up at 4:45 a.m. with my West Highland Terrier, a senior, barking for a “piddle” in the backyard. As the alarm was set for 05:45 for a 7 a.m. start no sense in getting back to bed so a shave and a change into a warm outfit with three sweaters as it is bloodyContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?

A golf Marshall is a golf course ambassador meaning in many cases a job description is impossible as it means handling whatever can come up. Primarily it is moving the game along. It’s called keeping pace. In the ideal world there is an interval between foursomes teeing off every 10 minutes so the space shouldContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?”

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”