Playing Golf In The Desert


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in , , | Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm in Arizona and that means great golf and no rain like we get in Miami. I haven't been able to play or practice like I normally do because of the showers we experience on what seems like a daily basis. My swing coach has been writing some great articles and I haven't been able to put them to use.

The last time I was able to get out I used the "one-thousand-one" drill to help with the rhythm and tempo of my swing. It worked really well for me. If you read any of my post in the past, you know that I think way too much during my swing. Thousands of thoughts tend to swirl in my head during this short space of time.

What I noticed is that I didn't think about mechanics or technique as I counted one-thousand-one to myself. Instead of worrying about positions during my swing, the only thing in my head was the cadence. It produced better shots and I didn't come over the top as much which is my main swing flaw.

I wanted to get in some more practice before I got out here because I will be playing golf with "The Doctor" (he's a pediatric emergency physician) a college buddy from The "U". He was the one who introduced me to the game when he still lived in Miami, and whenever I go out to visit, we get in a few rounds.

I love the golf in Arizona because of variety. The courses in Florida are basically flat. I have played par 3's in Arizona that have a 100 feet in elevation change from tee to green. Although the courses in Florida are beautiful, the scenery of the mountains and cactus is awesome.

This is the best time to be in Arizona. No humidity with highs of 85 degrees. Absolutely perfect for golf. I'm not going to worry about my score. The focus will be on making good swings. Life and golf is so much easier when we learn how to keep it simple. Have a great round and always hit your target.

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