There are lots of myths surrounding the game of golf. If you are unaware of these myths, chances are, you may become their victim.

These myths are very powerful because they’ve been around for so long. Sadly, the more people repeat these myths, the closer they get to becoming real.

Just because a lie has been told a million times over and over, it doesn’t necessarily means that it becomes true all of a sudden. In fact, lies that are constantly repeated become worse.

People let their guard down, they become part of some sort of official lore, and this makes them more dangerous. Why? Well, when a lie has become so accepted, it’s more likely to be shared.

The more you share a lie, the more toxic it becomes because it casts a wide net. It is in a better position to cause all sorts of harm.

And unfortunately, there are all sorts of myths surrounding golf that really doesn’t do anybody any favors. It really doesn’t. In fact, you would think that some of these myths may benefit golf equipment makers.

You might think that these manufacturers would generate a few extra million dollars every single year because of these pervasive and widely held myths and misconceptions. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Take the case of the idea that you only need to buy the right golf clubs for you to become a better golfer. This has been around for some time. In fact, it’s very big in Japan.

But the problem with this misconception is that a lot of highly tuned golf clubs actually require a very discriminating touch. In other words, they require that you are at the top of your game. Otherwise, you won’t be able to unlock their game boosting capabilities.

Do you see how this works? It actually puts the golfer in a Catch 22. The equipment needs a higher level of skill for it to produce a higher level of skill. In other words, you can’t be a low skilled player to get this snowball effect or chain reaction effect going. It’s just not going to happen.

And unfortunately, people find this out in the worst way possible. They only find out that their game doesn’t really improve after they have sunk in several thousand dollars into expensive golf equipment.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a scam. It doesn’t necessarily mean that this was just a massive and elaborate fraud. But the sad reality is that people are always looking for shortcuts and they end up screwing themselves time and time again.

This is one of those cases because you have to understand that on the golf course, there really are no shortcuts. If you want to truly level up your game, you have to do it the old fashioned way.

That’s right, you have to sweat it out. You have to go to the links again and again and again and do your best. You have to learn from your mistakes and keep trying. And this can take quite a long time.

You are not naturally gifted. This can take months, if not years. Still, golf is so much fun, it has so many things going for it that all that time may seem like a cakewalk.

So don’t think that just because you bought the right equipment that you are somehow, some way, automatically a great golfer. It doesn’t work that way.

It’s like buying some magical clothes that somehow, some way, transforms you into this ultra effective and ultra magnetic person. That may be great for comic books or movies, but that is not real life.

Unfortunately, golf is part of real life. So please understand the kind of myths you are hanging on to. The sooner you get rid of them is the sooner you will get on the road to truly improving your golf game in a meaningful way.