The Masters ~ Unexpected Win for the Uncoventional Bubba

The Masters Tournament had all its familiar pomp and circumstance. It also had a little bit of politics per usual, but that topic is for another time perhaps. In the end, for those who watched, it turned out to be quite the page turner! Or rather, quite the DVR saver with lot’s of…”go back…I want to see that shot again!” along with, “Put it on pause….I need another beverage!” In any event, it was something to watch. The historic “shot seen ’round the world” double eagle was a highlight without a doubt. The cast of familiar, and expected to possibly win characters, were there.  They were hoping to find the bottom of the hole in the fewest total shots so they could add the first, fourth or fifth green jacket to their collection. Yet, in the end, it was the white wonder, the other lefty who was left standing with the jacket. And he did it “his” way! (no pun intended on any level..musically or otherwise!)

He was creative, inventive, unconventional (but not to him, by the way) and typical. He was typical for himself. He was quoted as saying he grew up playing from the pines, so he’s used to it. In fact, his amazing shot from deep in the needles was similar to a shot he had earlier in the day. Besides, he can make the ball do anything he wants. And the analysts were quiet. There weren’t many references of Bubba “dropping in the slot” or “trapping the ball” or “swinging on a single plane” etc. There were only references to how well he makes the ball go where he wants it to go. And he did! Congratulations Bubba! Job well done!

Thoughts ~

To play your best round, you just have to be true to yourself. Play one shot at a time to the best of your ability at that time. Don’t try fix anything, change anything or work anything out while you’re playing. Just play. Another thing Bubba said was how much fun he has when he plays. He loves playing golf. He loves PLAYING….golf. You need to put the PLAY back into golf…take it from Bubba, it’ll be more fun!

CM

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About Cathy

I am an LPGA Class A teaching professional with more than 20 years of experience. I've recently been selected as a Golf Channel Academy Coach. I have been listed as one of the best teachers in the country by Golf for Women Magazine, best teacher in state by Golf Digest and been nominated to the prestigious Top 100 Teacher list by Golf Digest. I offer whole game improvement plans and strategies that will help you achieve your goals. Whether you have a single digit handicap or you are just a beginner, I will help guide you to your success by creating a learning environment that is completely unique to you! I am one of only 30 people in the country certified by the Golf Coaches Association. I use V1, FlightScope and Boditrak technology.
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