Why Golf is the Best Sport

By Paul Marchand

Why Golf is the Best Sport

Golf is an amazing game. It is a number of things within one thing. It is a number of skills under the heading golf. There is so much to it. It is truly a game that has all the wonderful elements of being outdoors. Being with other people, your friends, other competitors, is an essential part of the game. It is a challenge that is forever there. No matter how good you are, no matter how good your good days are, there is always going to be plenty of excitement and journey.

Golf: A Game You Strive to Master

It is not something you ever master, you work on it forever. One of the big things for me in teaching is that you teach individuals, in that there are differences among how people should be taught, whether it is temperament or swing capabilities. I think there is room for individuality in this game as has been proven by the different techniques that are in the hall of fame. Just about the time that you want to say that something must happen in the swing you can find a swing that is very successful that has done it a different way.

So it is a game that has room for individuality. There are, however, some basic fundamentals, especially through the impact area, that have to be there and are in all great players. We focus on those positions as teachers, we work on them as players to try to perfect them. It is truly a game that you can fall in love with as you know from being here with us on GolfSpan.com.

Striving to Improve in Your Golf Game

The thirst for knowledge and the wanting and desire to improve is one of the great things. You can dive into golf and really immerse yourself. Sometimes it is crazy all the things you try, you fall off and it does not work and then it does work and there are plenty of ups and downs to it. But isn’t that the way life is? Isn’t that the cycle that ends up being the most satisfying? Being able to experience the highs and lows, to have the mental game, all the physical elements.

It takes a lot of time to make a good swing because it looks easy but is very complicated. I really have not met a lot of natural golfers. It is really something that takes a lot of time and effort and love, and it is its own reward when performed properly. Thanks for coming with us, it is my pleasure to be with you and I look forward to being with you again soon.

Category: Psychology
About the Instructor
Paul Marchand
Paul Marchand
Shadow Hawk Golf Club
12900 FM 1464
Richmond, TX 77469

Paul Marchand is an instructor to Fred Couples and was Assistant Captain to the U.S. 2000 President's Cup Team. He is also listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers.


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