Thinking outside the box

Here’s an article from Mike Clayton that the golf traditionalists won’t like.

Sometimes you’re never going to please everyone but if you want to make an impact you’ve gotta step outside of the box.

With your golf game this means finding a way to hit the ball that suits you. Take Bubba. His swing (or attitude) will please very few gurus. But does it matter? I think not.

Clayton is a great course designer not because he tries to please everyone but because he thinks a bit (maybe a lot) differently from most. He’s not scared to do the stuff that feels important to him and he doesn’t lose focus with the odd naysayer.

This quote could definitely apply to how you play golf, not just course design:

We need to get away from the mentality that is bound by an inflexible handicap system that is ‘anti-elasticity’ as it tries to make an exact science out of something that is anything but an exact science.

Read the full article here.

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4 Comments

  • Ross Baker

    Reply Reply July 19, 2012

    Yes, Great Article by Mike Clayton, & “Bugger the Golf Gurus” They are killing the game!!! Ross Baker

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 19, 2012

      Ross: Thanks for posting. Hope the golf is going well. Cheers,

      Cameron

  • Steady

    Reply Reply July 20, 2012

    Hi Cam,
    If 60% of your score is determined from 100m and in why do golf designers want to stretch out courses or make them harder than what they need to be?

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 20, 2012

      Steady: Because the ball goes so far these days. The pros can easily hit it 300m + and this makes most classic courses too short. The easiest solution would be to limit the ball – but the powers that be don’t get it just yet.

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