Golf, Where You Are Mainly Competing Against Yourself

The great game of golf is definitely a competitive sport. And it is a challenging sport to learn to play and play well. One part of the challenge of the game of golf is the competition against yourself that every golfer fights with.

Golf is one of those games that you never perfect. Even professional golfers struggle on any given day. The golf swing is complicated and hitting that little white golf ball and having it end up where you want it to go can be difficult on a good day. 

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So as you play golf, understanding your own golf game and the current level of your game is really important to both enjoying the game and playing your best. Otherwise, you try golf shots that you really shouldn't attempt and you put yourself in situations that are tough to get out of.

So this competition against yourself is really about playing within yourself and approaching the game by playing your game. Not trying to shoot the same score as your playing partner. Not driving to outdrive everyone in your foursome. Use your strengths and play around with your weaknesses to score the best that you are capable of.

Besides the challenges of the game itself, there are several other factors that complicate this competition with yourself to play your game. First are your playing partners. There always seems to be something that causes golf-playing partners to challenge each other to reach beyond their abilities.

Another thing that creeps in is the golf course itself. Golf course architects typically develop golf holes with risk-reward in mind. So many holes will tempt you to try a more difficult shot with the reward of cutting strokes from your score.