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Golf tip of the week: Learning the basics removes the frustration factor

PHOTO PROVIDED Golf instruction reduces the frustration level.

Perfectionists have a difficult time playing golf. Golf is one of those games that requires patience and a long-time commitment. Many golfers quit before they groove a proper swing. They expect to play well in the first year and usually give up.

You must be mentally tough and willing to handle the ups and downs of golf.

First, you must learn the basics and understand that the golf swing is a mix between fine art and athletic moves.

The most frustrating thing about golf is not knowing why you hit a good shot or why you hit a terrible shot. That is where golf instruction plays a big part.

Find a golf instructor that will support you mentally while teaching you the solid fundamentals that are required to build a workable golf swing. Once you get to the point of understanding what causes a lousy shot and what causes a good shot, the frustration level will drop rapidly.

To play good golf, one must be knowledgable enough to troubleshoot his/her swing.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.

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