I would apologize for not being consistent in weekly updates, but keeping a blog going while trying to live life is really difficult!
Almost two weeks ago I hurt my back during a round and the spiral that followed has sapped my energy and focus. When so much of my life circles around being active and grinding, the toughest grind is the one you can’t take part in.
Couch-ridden and smoldering with anger toward my playing partner and myself for rushing my warmup, I’ve decided that I need to start preparing more thoroughly for performance.
Perhaps through the difficulties of watching all these great golf experiences happening around me, I finally realized the necessity for focus.
Along with my back, there was a pain deep in my heart and soul that I wasn’t getting better. Looking back in my journal, I realized I hurt my back last September and somehow managed to repeat the cycle.
If I had to guess, I would say that the months prior are full of progress and process. After some successes, I continue to push on the course but fail to keep up preparation.
This week I am finally getting back out there. Back to the grind. Back to the process. Back to believing that the only way I can get to my goal is to fight tooth and nail everyday.
If I was smoldering on the couch, I’m a full raging fire now.
Only one tournament left in my amatuer tour for the season, and I fully intend to win it. I don’t think I’ve ever said something like that, so believe me when I say a beast awoke within.
Some unique changes are being made in my equipment, as well.
New shafts for my irons have finally arrived. I’m rounding out my set with a new hybrid, replacement wedges, and driver shaft. Tonight I’m doing some testing with a launch monitor to determine which driver shaft is going to fit, and then fine-tuning the driver head settings before we build. Everything is getting re-gripped with jumbo Golf Pride MCC Plus 4, to match my larger hands. If my motivation wasn’t renewed enough, having a fresh bag of equipment will certainly put me over the top.
New equipment means I need extra time to adjust and practice. I’m expecting a slight dip in performance over the next couple of weeks. After that, limits will be pushed.
There comes a time when you will have to decide on your dream, whether you know that moment has arrived or not.
My moment is here. I’ve decided.