Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect in the Game of Golf

As Arnold Palmer once said, “Success in golf depends less on strength of body and more on strength of mind and character.”

If there’s one thing to know about me outside of the realm of cars, motors, repair, and making things run, it’s that I’m a golf junkie. On Oct. 4, we celebrate National Golf Lovers Day to appreciate all that golf has to offer and the determination, grit, and skill it takes to participate in the sport.

Within the game of golf, many unspoken and unwritten rules all fall back on one thing: etiquette. Golf requires players to be kind, courteous, controlled, and fair. For example, it isn’t in a rule book, but every golfer knows to never walk on your playing partner’s putting lines, to always shake hands after each round, and to help others search for and recover stray balls. Also, we all know to NEVER talk in someone’s backswing — no matter how tempting that may be!

Golf is a great way to meet people with similar interests, challenge yourself, and spend an afternoon outdoors. There is no age limit, you can play as many or as few holes as you want, and you can practice your game or swing pretty much anywhere with very little equipment.

My game of golf is all about controlling my emotions, staying calm when my ball magically winds up in the water, and remembering my only competition is myself. It’s more of a mental game than anything, and it all depends on your strategy and mindset. I’m a firm believer that just like anything in life, when you work hard at it, you get the best results.

You all know the other passion in my life is automobiles. I’m a car guy, through and through. The entire month of October is Car Care Month, a time to remind everyone of the importance of maintaining your car. As the old saying goes, “Take care of your car and it will take care of you.” Did you know that, for most people, their car is their second largest investment after their home?

At Quality Plus Automotive, we recommend each client bring their vehicle in for a routine oil change every 3–4 months (4–5 months if your car takes synthetic oil). During this service appointment, we do a complimentary full vehicle inspection to ensure there are no complications, the fluids are topped off, and no leaks or damages are present.

Proactivity is better than reactivity! We’d much rather catch a problem and stop it in its tracks before it leaves you stranded on the side of the highway.

Caring for your car is your responsibility, but we are here to help every step of the way! Give us a call!

- Randy Bunn