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 A Message from Bobby Jones



Masters Saturday, boys & girls, but alas, no actual event for the patrons and viewers.  Some things, however, exist in perpetuity - do they not?  Certainly, not our suddenly altered (isn't that what happens in a round of golf after all?  The question begs: are you ready, able and willing for the adventure?) lives; the words of Masters co-founder and President in Perpetuity of Augusta National Golf Club, Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. - aka Bobby Jones - do, thankfully. 

Read.  Heed.  Actionate.  In all of your walks, on and off the links...

Respectfully taken from the Friday, April 12, 2019 Groupings and Starting Times offering from ANGC (at bottom):

Etiquette

"In golf, customs of etiquette and decorum are just as important as rules governing play.  It is appropriate for spectators to applaud successful strokes in proportion to difficulty, but excessive demonstration by a player or his partisans are not proper because of the possible effect upon other competitors.

Most distressing to those who love the game of golf is applauding or cheering of misplays or misfortunes of a player.  Such occurrences have been rare at the Masters but we must eliminate them entirely if our patrons are to continue to merit their reputation as the most knowledgeable and considerate in the world."




Messages from CS

- Etiquette, in and of itself.  Where oh where in the land of magnolias, 'the' oak tree, and everywhere else, has it gone, friends?  Respect of others (and of our natural world), regardless of their views, beliefs or skin tint.  Polite behavior - required now more than ever with our human distancing measures in effect.  You are not immune to much of anything, friends (the golf ball knows that as well..).  A code of ethics of sorts.  Is that not just one of the elements we so appreciate, and admire about, this game we play?

- 'Possible effect upon competitors.' Wow, the consideration of others before yourself.  What a concept, eh?  The epitome of selflessness.  Try that jacket on for size sometime, folks, you might like the way it fits, feels and resonates with those around you.

- 'Knowledgeable and considerate.'  Yes, please; thank you for the reminder, Mr. Jones.  The "knowledgeable" piece is tougher and tougher these days, what with the inundation of information hiding around every corner (except Amen Corner, I trust). 

Herbert A. Simon:

"A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention"

And it is that attention that is so often lacking in a round of golf, or even whilst swinging of the club, much to your detriment.

  Pay attention to the ever-changing conditions.  Pay attention to your ever-morphing feelings & emotions.  Pay attention - be in a state of receiving information (not sending) when you swing, via a picture, sound or feel.





I love that image of Bobby Jones just north of here on your screen.  The beginnings of Augusta National Golf Club, of course.  Rubble, debris & disorder surrounding him - much like we shall all experience in near future days.  You ready? HE is...

The posture.  The attire (how 'bout that footwear? Click above for some Springtime offerings from my brethren at Nike Golf).  Dude means business.  And take a look in those eyes.  He's got a plan.  Intention.  Decisiveness.  Determination.  Do you, with your golf game (and life)? 

I can assist with a plan for you with remote and in-person coaching options.  

The development of an optimal practice regime for you, your needs, and your schedule.  Ideas and referrals in the equipment domain - those sticks in your bag, and your physical body. 
Science and experienced-based help and direction in achieving higher mental acuity on the course.  A competent, comprehensive and on-going loop for learning, regardless of where you are on the planet.

Contact me for a consultation, and options. 

CSmith@EugeneCountryClub.com


Christopher@ChristopherSmithGolf.com



             



 
 




Best,
 
          ~ CS ~
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