PGA Junior Golf Camps Blog
Play From The Fairway

March 13th, 2019



PGA Junior Golf Camps is pleased to welcome Todd Heugly as a new camp director this year. Todd is a member of the Utah PGA Section, founder of The Wasatch Golf Academy, and the Head PGA Professional at Crane Field Golf Course.


After a great day on the lesson tee, I decided to go play a few holes, after all I had an hour of daylight left. With the early summer sun setting to my back I tee'd up my ball and hit a great drive right down the middle of the fairway. An onlooker said, "Great shot! Golf has to be easier from the fairway." I thanked him put my clubs over my shoulder and started walking down the fairway towards my ball. As I was walking I thought to myself, "Golf is easier from the fairway, I should adopt that approach to my daily life as well."  I remember that moment like it was yesterday. After 40 years my life had complete clarity and a purpose. Not only improve my students golf games, but let them know how this can carry over into their day to day activities. That moment created my life's motto and I have lived my life by it ever since.

 

My students have embraced my motto "Play golf and live life from the fairway." They began putting an emphasis on precision and accuracy over distance. Distance is only an asset if it is accurate and can be controlled. They started shooting lower scores and enjoying the game more. That joy and confidence carried over into their day to day lives and they began living from the fairway.


They began eliminating what we called the rough.


  • Self doubt
  • Toxic people
  • Procrastination
  • Unnecessary arguments
  • Too much social media  
  • Not exercising
  • Unhealthy food
  • Arrogance
  • and more

 

There are so many parallels between the game of golf and life that we can learn about life on the course and golf off the course. I want you to "Play golf and live life from the fairway."


To learn more about Todd Heugly, check out The Wasatch Golf Academy and don’t forget to register for his PGA Junior Golf Camp dates!