3 thoughts on “Mental Golf Tip Mondays: Turn Off The Cell Phone”

  1. Small warning to those readers south of the Mason-Dixon line (or maybe south of Toledo)-
    Don’t leave a smart phone in your car on sunny days over about 80 degrees or so.  iPhones in particular are very vulnerable to temps over about 100 degrees.  I left my old iPhone in the car on a 85 degree day just during lunch and when I came back I had the temp warning on it and it took an hour to cool down to where it would work again.  Given another hour or so, it may never have come back.

    A couple of the more old-money country clubs in town charge the member a fine if they or their guest use a cell phone in the restaurant or on the course itself.

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  2. Not only GREAT advice for the golf course, but for life in general.  We get so wrapped up in our electronics, it would do us all good to take a day off from all of it once a week. 

    I love playing a silent round of golf and leaving my phone turned off, sometimes even at home.  The 19th hole becomes even more enjoyable when my phone stays off, as well.

    I learned this lesson 6 years ago when I was still a higher handicap golfer and was close to breaking 40 (on 9 holes) in league play for the first time.  I was playing great and my phone went off in the middle of my putting stroke.  That cost me a three putt and my phone barely makes it on the course now.

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  3. While I have not been interrupted in the middle of a putt like Benjamin, it can be an interruption at many times.  My grandkids cannot get their eyes off their iPhones for more than 10-15 minutes!  While I cannot swear off mine for a full day, I can take an afternoon off without turning it on.  And it goes off during dinner out with my lovely wife!

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