Golf is a complex yet simple game that is as much mental as it is physical. Golf is a riddle with a different answer for each golfer.
The short game is key a good game of golf. I cannot seem to find the touch with a my 56 degree wedges within 30 yards. Got any pointers?
We have all been there sitting in your car after a tough round of golf wondering what the hell just happened? Each hole is reviewed and each stroke over handicapped … Continue Reading Did the Golf Course Win or Did You Lose?
USGA says you can carry no more than 14 clubs. I raised the bar and played 18 holes with only 3 clubs.
SwingPlane is an app that allows you to record and analyze your golf swing on your phone. Watch your swing frame by frame and find out where you can improve.
To make a good shot you have to aim the golf ball to your target. There are several techniques but I use the one Jack Nickolas taught for years and years.
Old South Golf Links offered a fun day on the course with some challenging holes. I found the greens and their run more challenging.
Playing through can be stressful but there are ways to make it easy.
It has been 100 articles for the start of Casual Golfers United. It has been a fun journey for me and I look forward to the next 100.
Now that we understand the math (Don’t worry no quiz today), what does a slope of 69.0 mean for the white tees at your local golf course? It means that a scratch golfer should shoot a 69.0 at your golf course playing from the white tees. So what? So buttons. The lower the golf course rating compared to 72 to “easier” the golf course is.
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.
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
To get the most out of the driving range, I find it best to spend half my time practicing chipping. I got tired of flubbing chips or sculling shots across greens. It paid dividends and my score dropped. Why ruin two shots to get you just off the green by having no faith in your chip shot?
Some clubs are for special occasions like a lofty wedge or long-range wood. How often do you practice with these clubs or do you keep that 3 iron in the bag for Par 5s when you are 230 yards from the green to try for eagle? What is the percentage of success for that shot? Not trying to dwell on the negative but if you are depend on miracles each time you step up to the ball, you are asking a lot of yourself.
Dr. Parent will not be talking about grip position or weight shifting during downswing or ball placement. This book takes on the most difficult element of the game of golf, the mental aspect.
Each part led to the next and I settled into my stance over the ball. I took in a breath and before I could exhale like a sniper ready to pull the trigger between heartbeats a doubt entered my mind.