Friday, February 6, 2015

Let's Make It a Priority

During television coverage of golf, cameras are quickly cutting from one shot to another, and often times we don't see players walking up to the green.  However, at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship last month, we got to see both Rory McIlroy and Miguel Angel Jimenez stroll to the short grass at a time when they both must have been very excited, having just hit a hole-in-one.  For Rory, it was his first ace as a professional, so you know he was feeling pumped up. 

What was noteworthy about seeing these professional golfers walk onto the putting surface?  Well, at a time when most people might dash to the flagstick to peer down in confirmation of their feat, instead, both of these players walked onto the green and headed directly to their ballmark and repaired it, before heading over to the cup.
The often animated Miguel Angel Jimenez carefully repairs his ballmark.

It's pretty clear that these guys understand the importance of properly repairing their ballmark every time.  A properly repaired ball mark leaves a smooth surface, and heals in much less time than one left unrepaired.  We are now well into 2015, but perhaps it's not too late to make a new year's resolution:  Let's make ballmark repair a priority in 2015! 

Rory McIlroy's hole-in-one in Abu Dhabi

Miguel Angel Jimenez's hole-in-one in Abu Dhabi

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