Help yourself to success. Practice chipping in your back yard untill you can toss the ball into a hula hoop from most anywhere.
This is the surest way to take a stroke off the hole. Takes a lot of pressure off the putting game as well.
And you'd be surprise how well you can manage a 7 wood on that approach shot. It doesn't stab into the ground like some irons in certain situations, and there is no question about the ball getting up, even from the rough. It can be a game saver. And with the success of the seven wood, you may gain confidence with your 3 wood , giving you some welcomed distance to the target and generating confidence. That is how I improved my game and my fun. Also, water is your friend. Save that beer for the last two holes.
It tastes much better when you score well.
Best of luck,
ps. I shot 37 tuesday. Not bad for a once a week game.
I shot an Eagle once on a par four, when I told my mom over the phone she got very upset...until I explained I was golfing.
I could probably count on one hand the number of birdies I've shot. Don't think I've ever shot an eagle, though I know I came close once, missing the cup by inches as it rolled to a rest a few feet away. Two-putted for par instead. Dagnabbit.
For a man of a mere 5'6", my short-game is terrible.
(Puns - my savant'ism?! I think those are just a side effect of BAUT, really. You're all master pun'smiths.)
Those of us who're in business pay attention to credentials for two reasons: Legal liability and profit. They're sometimes in synch, but not often. Profit rules (we don't run businesses cow-tow to ever whim on the planet - we run businesses to make money)., but limiting legal concerns remains a clear concern. Unfortunately, the overwhelmingly vast majority of those "legal" concerns involving some schmuck trying to legally, if not illegally, obtain bucks from those of us who're trying to get the work done. We avoid breaking any laws at all costs, yet they're there like leeches, claiming we do, if nothing more than to tie their and our lawyers in court, getting rich while sucking us try.
My firm's lawyer retired to a a $1.9 Million mansion, while I did all the work and risked my life to retire in a $900+/month apartment. Clue?
Back to my savant, it's figuring things like this ^^^ out. Usually after the fact, I'm afraid. Too busy working to figure it out on the fly.
Hi Doggerdan , I find that those who are in business, after hiring those who claim credentials, will scrutinize those individuals and
prove for themselves if that person has the right stuff. They will take them on permanently or just as a temp untill they find the
Real talent is seldom suppressed.
I'm a generalist... I have talent in just about everything to a moderate level and because of that it leaves me unmotivated to actually become skilled in things... this has caused me problems my whole life. Because I am such a generalist it allows a much higher level than most people are at due to stuff being easier when you're able to use knowledge from other areas for projects and insights, but at the same time it leaves a lack of motivation to become great in any area thus even though I'm better than most in most areas I'm worse than someone specialized and there is almost no way to make that transition one way or the other or to get people to help you with anything where you find yourself lacking...
If I had to pick one thing that I excel at though I'd say it has less to do with any particular thing but rather something like recognizing problems, fixing them, and understanding the talents and skills of others and utilizing them. Unfortunately this isn't very useful when you have to deal with being a generalist like I am lol and not being very charismatic so meh.
Anyone trade me talents? And life in general?
Oh also... I differentiate skill and talent. I have talent, but I'd say barely any skill. People skill will always be better than people with talent. Talent is something you are more or less born with while Skill is something you work for. Some people have talent and then build skill in the same area, but most people who do that are not the greats you'll ever remember, because most of those people are only concerned with what they are good at and how to best look good where as people who pick the thing they are worst at and build that up as a skill will generally be best because they are always concerned with challenging themselves and being the best rather than looking the best.
STARGAZING: All I see are the lights of a billion places I'll never go. --Howard Tayler, Schlock Mercenary
Although i would assume that if you don't have my mental problem of "this is pointless I'm not going to do it no matter how much i try to force myself" that you could probably achieve a lot more with a generalist talent pool. Oh well. Woe is me and all that.
The day you know everything is close to the day you stop learning, and you will never suspect that you have a negative learning curve.
I have had the privilige of working with some gifted and brilliant people who, to the man, said " I learn every day. That's what makes it interesting."
The dust never settles on a learned man.
Apart from the ability to seriously irritate people, I have no special talents.
Due to the interplay of a lifelong illness, secondary effects of medication and age, I spend anywhere from 25%-75% of the day in a mental fog of sorts. My one accomplishment in my late career was being able to compete with smart kids under half my age with only 2-3 days of intense output per month, all I could muster. I also became adept at re-learning everything before business meetings, since every day was like starting over. I guess I was good at inhaling info and making sense of it quickly back in the day, not so much anymore.
Does idiot qualify as a savant, I'm able to do some really dumb stuff with the right motivation.
Remembering obscure facts from ages ago,(or even recently!) and being able to quickly bring it to mind, and foreign (to me) languages...Other than that, Idiot....(I did learn to fly Helicopters at age 18, and survived two tours in Nam, but I suspect it was luck, not skill!) There are other things as well, that other people have noticed, but I do not think they are really all that big of a deal....