I was golfing with a friend who had a very dry but funny sense of humor. We were talking about the marks the golf ball leaves on the club face, especially the driver. We were also talking about the lines white tees make on the bottom driver heads.
I showed him my driver. Many of the ball marks were on the toe and the tee lines on the bottom of the head were outside center. I was consistently hitting shots about half an inch outside of center. I lamented this fact and talked about all the things which must be wrong with my swing from takeaway to casting to who knows what.
My friend just stared at me and waited for me to finish my rant. When I was done he gave me some painfully simple and wise advice, which I've applied ever since and with amazing results:
"Stand closer to the ball."
Sometimes the solutions to our golf problems, and problems in life, are so obvious that we can’t see them.