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|The D's of golf - distance and direction – provide a simple answer to many of the problems that plague golfers. (Jean-Phillippe Debargue/EclipseSportswire.com)|
The absolute reason we golf is for pure pleasure.
Sometimes, fun seems elusive, but it is the reason. One great shot in a round of golf brings us back for more. Golf is a survivor -- we can play as long as we can walk.
But we must learn the two D's and three C's to build a foundation for our game. Golf is as simple as the two D's -- distance and direction. If you strike the ball far enough and on line, it goes in the hole.
Between John Daly's length or Tom Kite's precision, would you choose Kite? Of course. A 200-yard drive in the middle beats a 250-yard drive in the bush.
The three C's are as follows:.
• Confidence: Trust your clubs and your swing. If not, your game will suffer.
• Comfort : Set up and swing comfortably. The best shot you ever made went click without too much other sensation.
• Consistency: This will follow confidence and comfort, as night follows day.
February 17, 2003
Karl Fischer has spent some 35-plus plus years teaching golf nationally and internationally earning the title of "IGAD-Doctorate," "CIMTP-Certified International Master Teaching Professional," "CMCB-Certified Master Club-Builder" and "CGC-Certified Golf Clinician." He has written six golf books, thousands of editorials, tips, "Bullet-Proof Drills" and much more. He can be reached at KF@555golf.com or by phone at (817) 673-8888.
While live lessons from a good golf professional are always better, if you're going to learn to play or improve your game on your own, the "Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist" series is about as good as it gets. The two-DVD set, which costs $79.95, is broken down into six sections and is very well organized, Mike Bailey writes.
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