In Ben Hogan’s Power Golf, Ben closes the book with 8 tips to lower your score. The book was copyrighted in 1948. Let’s take a look if they still hold … Continue Reading Ben Hogan’s 8 Hints to Lower Your Golf Score
One of golf’s greatest gift to young kids learning to play can be found in the lesson of integrity and truthfulness. Golf teaches kids to score what you shot and … Continue Reading 5 Ways to Cheat to Get Better at Golf
Once I felt comfortable with the rhythm, I applied it to my swing. On the first beat, the BOP, I started my swing. On the second beat, my backswing was half way done. On the third beat, I completed my back swing and initiated the downswing. On the fourth beat, I made contact and struck the ball in a smooth hit. I let another bar play before setting up for another hit.
So there we were on fourth hole tee box and my partner leans over to me in the golf cart and say, What is the name of the guy in … Continue Reading 5 Tips to Remembering Names of Your Foursome
The driving range is the place for practice so treat it like a practice round. This technique requires three things to work: knowledge of a course and its scorecard, a good imagination, and being honest with yourself.
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The drive landed 170 yard from the pin in the middle of the fairway. The next shot will require a bit of luck and skill with the wind in your … Continue Reading Just off of the Green: Putt or Pitch?
Golfers built their own unique vocabulary for certain shots of achievements. There are some amazing things golfers take credit for when it comes to playing with golf balls. Through the … Continue Reading We Need to New Golf Slang Term
Once you play a golf course three times, there arises one hole that has you number and throws your scorecard down the kitchen garbage disposal. You will be chugging along hitting your normal shots and then turn the cart path to THAT tee box and your heart drops. This hole creates more snowmen than a Vermont winter. After that damn hole, your mental game wobbles near ruins and you struggle to find your groove.
Sometimes we lose sight of the purpose of playing golf. It is supposed to be fun god dammit. Everyone should be smiling. Stop taking yourself serious and loosen up. If … Continue Reading The 18 Rules to Enjoy a Round of Golf
When you replaced the sand trap with the spoon, you removed the trap form your mind and shot profile. Now swing nice and easy to your target, the pin.
Too many players do not take time to read the green on their chip. Aim your chip base don the green’s breaks and roll your shot to the pin and not past it.
I know it sounds simple to save save strokes by not losing golf balls and you have thought of that before. But when did you think it? In the car ride home from the course, right? You grip the steering wheel doing the math in your head. “If I hadn’t lost the driver on 3 and the water shot on 6 and 2 on 11 and the drive on 17, I could have broken 90.”
One afternoon, I went to my local pitch & putt/miniature golf spot, Golf Land, to work on my 60° wedge that I found in my old golf bag. I figured this a great place to try out this club with no real consequences to my ego or handicap. I had played the course ages ago and little had changed except all the development around it.
I began to think of what golf in heaven would be like. Common conceptions of heaven is everything is perfect and there is no pain or strife. Most people would think that golf in paradise is every tee shot would be a hole in one. For those who play the game with any level of proficiency, golf is the pursuit of personal excellence not necessarily scorecard perfection. This could mean that a great day is to break 100 for the first time or to sink that one thirty-foot putt or beating your best score or finally mastering a sand shot. I imagined golf in the great beyond more in terms of the Norse Valhalla: a gathering of hackers and aces in an endless enjoyment of the game.
There are two shots in golf that get the ego inflated quickly: hitting the green on a par 3 and having 220 yards left on a par 5 after your … Continue Reading The Best Par 5 Strategy