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Good luck or bad bounce?

Good luck or bad bounce?

Hazards of the British Open

Tiger Woods was leading after nine holes. At one point it was Spieth, also Kisner, Schauffele, and Chappell. Finally the winner, after four days of challenging conditions and 72 difficult holes of Scottish links golf, was Francesco Molinari.

How to explain it?

Yes, the best golfer won, that’s the way it usually works. And Molinari did avoid the mistakes that eliminated so many others, including strong contenders who made miraculous shots, like Rory McIlroy.

But the nature of golf is such that good shots don’t guarantee good results and bad shots don’t always end up in trouble. Sometimes a wayward ball heading out of bounds bounces off a spectator or a hillside and rolls back to the middle of the fairway. Sometimes a terrific drive rolls three feet too far and falls into a deep bunker where recovery without penalty is impossible.

Remember: Business is like golf and life is not fair. You don’t always get what you want or even what you deserve.

But the important basic principles for success remain: have a strategy and a plan, execute well, stay focused and avoid mistakes.

Be better, do better.

Your Uncle Ralph, Del Chatterson

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