Haven’t we all gone to the driving range with a bag of balls, hitting shot after shot without seriously pausing between shots? A great golf tip is patience during your practice. This will make for a better practice!
Have you ever been to a PGA tournament? It’s so exciting! Being on a beautiful course that has been primed for the nations best golfers is just the start.
There’s the driving range, the putting and chipping greens where you can watch the players warm up. The food.
The PGA merchandise shop, which is actually a large department-store sized tent, that has anything and everything golf. The food.
Fans everywhere as excited as you are to be there watching the pros and enjoying the day. And did I mention the food? There is so much more than what is televised.
Now that I have you ready to buy tickets to the next local PGA tournament lets first talk about what I have learned from watching the pros.
Golf Tip Practice Patience.
Now don’t frown. At the driving range every professional has their own practice routine with one thing in common, patience. They are in no hurry to hit the next ball. The idea of their practice time is to work on one thing and to simulate a golf shot which includes time between shots.
A small bag of balls should take about 30 minutes to hit. It takes less than 2 seconds to make a golf swing, so that gives you at least 1 and 1/2 minutes for each shot. A small bag of balls, 30 minutes, and slowing your pace down will make for a more enjoyable, productive practice session.
Patience in golf and in life are necessary elements.
Professional golfers have learned the golf tip practice patience on the driving range and on the course. God gave us the intelligence to know the value of patience in our lives too. Sometimes we try to hurry along doing as much as possible when God just wants us to rest in Him and enjoy what He’s created for us. Have patience; show patience.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 ESV
Next time at the driving range use the golf tip practice patience in your routine. By taking your time and enjoying the moment in God’s creation you give Him glory. You might begin to look forward to those practice sessions. Don’t forget the putting and chipping practice greens either, they’re calling for some time with you too 😉
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