Would you continue playing golf if you knew it would only get worse?

Golf is one of the most challenging and frustrating sports out there. But it can also be one of the most rewarding when you find that perfect shot, shoot your best round, or make a discovery that gives you hope for better things to come. What if you looked at a crystal golf ball and saw that it would never get any better than it is today, in fact, it will only get worse? Would you keep playing?

Yes, says Fergus Bisset

Fergus Bisset

(Image credit: Kenny Smith)

For starters, I will always believe that I can improve. Yes, I will inevitably find that I’m losing distance over the next 10 years, but that doesn’t mean I can’t improve my overall game. My short game needs considerable work and my accuracy is sometimes questionable due to poor pacing – it’s something I’m getting better at recognizing and correcting as I get older and slower. One area where I think most of us improve as we age is golf strategy. I feel like I’m a much better strategic golfer now than I was in my youth. The other day I even found myself chipping sideways from thick rough edges rather than trying to blast it forward.

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