10 Fundamental Truths About Golf Michael Duduit September 16 Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing. If it ain’t broke, try changing your grip. Golfers who claim they don’t cheat also lie. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents luck. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. Hazards attract, fairways repel. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours. Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.