Lessons From The Golf Course

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"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.  You can get bad breaks from good shots and you can get good breaks from bad shots.  But, you have to play the ball where it lies."
-Bobby Jones

Yesterday I had the opportunity to play in the 47th Golden Apple Invitational Golf Tournament at Three Lakes Public Golf Course.  This is an annual event hosted by the 18-Hole Ladies League that I belong to. This is an event we host each year to raise money for local charities.

My game didn't start off so good.  I had a double bogey on the first hole, and as the game went on several putts lipped out and I remember thinking "Ok, it's going to be one of THOSE days."  No big deal.  We always have a good lunch to look forward to.

The thing about golf is: things can go from bad to good... even great... in a single shot.  The reverse is true, too.  The point is EVERY shot counts.  Just because you made a bad shot doesn't mean the next one won't be a good one.

As the day went on, I played well even getting two seriously amazing chip-ins and making some excellent putts. 

At the end of the day, I won 1st Gross, a closest to the pin prize, AND long drive for the day. 

My golf game yesterday was like life and business in so many ways.  Don't ever get discouraged because things don't go the way you think they should or the way you want them to.  You always have the next decision (or shot) to get back on track. Stay focused on your goal. You've probably heard it before and I'll say it again, most things in life and business are more like a marathon than a sprint. 

Don't get discouraged and keep trying. 

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Hi Tom Bailey ,
Hitting two bad shots in a row is certainly to be avoided.  However, even then some magic can happen.  Those chip-ins and one putts can cover a lot of sins. You just have to refocus and keep trying.   

May 12, 2018 07:10 AM #52
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Hi Debbie Reynolds ,
I love the lessons I learn from sports that relate to life and business.  No matter how things are going on a given day, the magic can happen at any moment. 

Have a great weekend.

May 12, 2018 07:19 AM #53
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Hi Ronald Gombach ,
Confidence is certainly a big factor.  Even when things are going wrong, you know in your heart you can do better and things will turn around.  Have a great weekend, Ron.

May 12, 2018 07:21 AM #54
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Hi John Wiley ,
The pros are amazing, aren't they?  They key IS to forget the bad shot and refocus.  We all get into bad situations, no matter how good we are.  It's the next shot that counts.  

May 12, 2018 07:23 AM #55
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Thanks, Roy Kelley
Have a great weekend!

May 12, 2018 07:24 AM #56
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The woman makes for pleasant sharing

May 12, 2018 07:26 AM #57
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You are so kind, Richie Alan Naggar .  Have a great weekend!

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Interesting article Carol...

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I have been schooled on the golf course several times but never as nicely as you did today Carol! 

May 12, 2018 09:45 AM #60
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Thank you Ricardo Mello .  Have a great weekend!

May 12, 2018 12:04 PM #61
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, .  Golf is a goofy game where either disaster or magic could be just a shot away. 

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Unfortunately, many have chosen to be spectators in their journey of life and choose not to participate in many worthwhile activities or opportunities, so regardless if it's golf or another activity, they always fail, don't they? You can't score if you don't play. All the best to your continued success. 

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OMG, I love the analogy, Carol! PERFECT and so true! Great quote and great example post for your challenge/contest entry. 

May 30, 2018 09:42 AM #64
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Sadly, that IS true Kimo Jarrett . I prefer to participate and I know you do too!  

May 30, 2018 09:44 AM #65
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Thanks, Debe Maxwell, CRS .  We will have no shortage of Challenges in the future.  You came up with the perfect kickstart to our dry spell. 

May 30, 2018 09:46 AM #66
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Well, thank you, Carol! We definitely needed a kickstart, didn't we?!

May 30, 2018 09:56 AM #67
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Good morning, Carol Williams it sounds like you stayed with it and came out a shining star...and I'll bet lunch was good, too...

Aug 07, 2018 02:03 AM #68
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Hi Barbara Todaro 
Sometimes sticking with it is all it takes and the magic starts happening.  Happy Tuesday!

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A good analogy says she who used to play in a foursome annually that chose a number and golfed with that club all day !

Aug 07, 2018 07:10 AM #70
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,
I've played the game with 3 clubs and a putter but never ONE club for the entire game.  I would choose my 6-iron if I had to do that.

Aug 07, 2018 04:14 PM #71
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