When It Comes To Golf – I’m A Failure – Thank God!

It’s easy to fail at golf. Happens every day, to every golfer, even the pros.

Every day I go to the range, or stand in a sand trap, or try to sink a 10 foot putt, I’m taking a risk that I will fail. And I do sometimes. But the more I practice or play the game of golf, that risk of failure diminishes by some small percentage point, and I learn something new. So why do I celebrate failure? Watch this short video and you will find out.

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We’re closing in on the tail end of the golf season here in the northeast. I look at my game through all these past weeks and I look at my handicap as it continues to rise, not fall as I had hoped. I’ve kept all my score cards with their markings that show how often I did or did not hit the fairways, how many sand traps I’ve been in, how many lost balls are still in the woods or the ponds.  It isn’t pretty.

A couple of years ago I won the “most likely to improve” award at my Tee Club. It was easy to win that year. I was a true beginner at the game and I was so bad there was no where to go but up! Well, it’s seven years later and if this season is any indication I’ve still got a long way to go.

But I won’t give up. I’m still working at my game. Heading for the putting green and the sand pit this afternoon. I found this video while surfing around the net. Makes me realize it’s in the risk that the real success is found. And what’s a handicap anyway? A number on a page. Playing the game for the sheer challenge and fun is my true goal.

What’s your goal in golf?

  5 comments for “When It Comes To Golf – I’m A Failure – Thank God!

  1. Raul Sim says:

    The point is not that you have to fail, you always have to strive after success, but if you fail, get back up and try again!

    • Pat Mullaly says:

      Failure is part of the game of golf. The hope of improvement is what keeps me coming back to try and succeed. Thanks for your encouragement.

  2. Ed says:

    Sounds like being a failure is a success. Very confusing. But every time I play I’m taking a risk at humiliation. It’s worth it though when I make those twenty foot putts. My wife things I’m a hero.

  3. Pat Mullaly says:

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