This is my contribution to the 10 year challenge. I really don’t care to compare how I looked 10 years ago. But it sure is fun comparing my golf swing and how it has evolved!
I’ve always loved golf knowing you can’t buy yourself practice or rush to cover up that you’ve put in the time but haven’t. I remember knowing that when I was a kid and why I love the game so much. My theory still applies now where you can’t buy practice time and put a filter on a skill, a form, or a swing. It is or it isn’t. How cool is that! I love the rawness of the game and how it continues to reveal itself through the test of time, technology and color correction.
I love aging because I have more flexibility and coordination now than I did years ago. With each day, I know this game more deeply so I can help more golfers out there. If you keep learning, fine-tuning and applying, aging is beautiful and powerful. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again reminiscing about what was…then yes (that famous quote is right) it’s insanity and aging doesn’t look so good.
Golfers blame so much that aging is the reason they lose distance and accuracy. I debunk that theory all the time with not only my own game but when 60-70+ year old guys learn the right moves and can hit their drives 250 yds+. I witness that all the time when teaching. The right fundamentals age well and fine tuning it makes you age backwards.