I was given this ball marker last year by my playing partner after playing alongside him for 36holes in the Willie Park Amateur event at Royal Musselburgh GC. It was a lovely gesture and one I appreciated as it came with an open invitation to play at the club NEWBATTLE GC just outside Edinburgh Scotland next time I was in the country.
TODAY I came across this marker in the bag and used it, which I hadnt done since receiving it.
As I lined up my 3rd putt on the first hole I looked and the marker and instead of being in anguish for starting the round with a 3 jag I chuckled.
NEWBATTLE I thought was so appropriate to my recent form especially with the flat stick. It has been a battle. However now I will look at every round as a new challenge and opportunity, not a battle.
You wont always win every battle however in this moment I made the concious choice that this form battle is one that can be won. Every round is a NEW chance to do BATTLE with the course and another opportunity to improve. This is my new favourite ball marker.....