Are you new to golf and feel uncomfortable talking to stranger? Do dinner parties with your spouse fill you with dread trying to be instant friends with her coworkers’ spouses who you know nothing about? Golf can be like that but I have the tips to save you.
The concept of the error chain can be defined as a series of decisions that made one after another that lead to a terrible situation. This could all be eliminated by recognizing the start point and make a safe and prudent decision. This is easy to do on the ground but through training and constant vigilance the error chain can be eliminated.
To all the golf writers out there, here is a quick suggestion from me to write a golf book casual golfers can identify with.
It is time to turn the harsh flashlight of truth onto myself. As I mature as a golfer, I discovered secrets of the game that I wish I could tell myself 30 years ago.
I find some golf books in random swings by the book store, wandering internet searches, and other times walking along family bookshelves. I think that is where the true treasures reside. and This book is a treasure.
There are some golf course holes that are classics, legendary, or just too beautiful not to go for it. You will abandon your strategy and let it rip in an attempt for glory.
There are times when a swing happens so purely that I cannot remember what I did to achieve such greatness. This is called mushin in martial arts, no mindness.”
Golf’s patron saint is Thomas Mulligan. His wisdom was collected and produced the funny yet very true book Mulligan’s Law.
There is no one way to get the ball to the hole once you are within the short game range. I use four different clubs depending on the distance and lie of the ball. Check of which clubs and why.
I am a fan of going to the driving range and polishing my swing. But there is an element that no driving range has ever had and the first one to listen to me will change the game: uneven lies.
There is something about par 3 holes that frustrate me. The hole is only 150 yards away yet my scorecard suffers whenever I get to these seemingly easy holes.
After playing a great round of 87, the next morning, I was snap hooking every drive. Uncle Ed stopped me on the 10th tee and gave me the best quick lesson to stop the hooks.
To all the teaching pros out on the range making us better golfers, thank you. I would like to make a recommendation to improve your teaching style and make us better golfers.
Harvey Penick was one of golf’s most sought after teachers. He passed on his golfing wisdom to countless players of varying degrees from people just picking up a club to to winning professionals. What made him an enigmatic teacher was that he did not publish. In And if You Play Golf, You’re My Friend, Harvey shared more of his unique insights and stories of golf.
There are some shots that freeze the blood and light the scorecard on fire. I built a list of my worst golf shots and how they kill me every time.
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott develop a golfing process to help us reach the impossible (18 birdies in one round = Golf54). Every Golf Shot Must Have a Purpose shows how to practice and play to reach this lofty goal.