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Tell it again but without

 

Next time that you are telling your account of your golf round, make a note of how many times that you use the words
"If "and "But". Now try and tell the same story not using these words. :-)  Good luck.

Here is an example;
Well I got off to a good start, a good tee shot to the best position. Then I played a good second shot. However it fell into the front bunker. If I had used a no.6 iron instead of the no.7 I would be putting for birdie. The bunker shot was an easy one but the ball was lieing badly. If it was sitting properly in the bunker I would have played it no trouble, but I hit it thin and it flew over the green next to a tree.
If the tree branch wasn't so low I could have played an easy lob shot to a couple of feet, but I thought best to play a no.4 iron chipping out to the front of the green. Finally I was given a good chance to show what I could do given the right conditions.

Boy I played the exact chip, and It would have gone in If it had not checked so quickly. The putt was a slight right to left break, from about 4 feet, medium pace.If I hadn't hit it so hard it would have gone in. I taped it in for a 7. But , If I had taken that no.6 for the second shot  and If I had played as well as I had played the other shots , I would have taken only three.

So the new story now sounds like this;
Well I got off to a good start, a good tee shot to the best position. Then I played a good second shot. However it fell into the front bunker. I played a great 4iron chip from behind a tree. There was another good chip and I two putted in for a 7. mmmmm. I didn't play that one too well.


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