How do I miss my scorecard goals when I play? The better question is where? And the answer is the back 9. Let’s take a look at why and see what I can do to fix it.
There I stood on the steps of the clubhouse looking over the practice green watching two golfers push their carts toward the first tee. I had just handed in a … Continue Reading My Worst to Best Round of Golf
When it is too cold, snowy, or wet to play golf, you can still practice those important putts. Check out my set up.
Do you want a book to break down the golf swing to its simplest elements? Then you need to pick up Keep It Simple Golf by Oliver Spedding.
I have a routine before I start a round of golf. The length of the routine depends on if I made it to the course on time and the quality … Continue Reading Pre-round Putting Practice
Some days the bear eats you and some days you get his pizza delivery. that doesn’t make sense and neither does how poorly I played golf today.
There are times on the golf course when I am faced with a tough decision and tougher golf shot. I find myself with a tough lie, in between clubs, obstacle … Continue Reading New for 2019: Call Your Golf Shot
2018 is over so it is time to look back and see how I did. Next step is to see what I can do in 2019 to get better.
Looking at these techniques, how can we apply them to a bad hole in golf? I don’t mean to take your vengeance physically on the hole. If we treat the bad hole as the attacker on our enjoyment of the round and positive mental state, how can we combat that attack?
Cobra is not at the top of my list for desired hybrids or other golf clubs. The reason this golf club is in my bag is because of its unique loft as a 7H at 31°. I was looking for a hybrid to hit with some good loft like a wedge. My family passed around, Callaway War Bird 7 Wood through the years. That club was excellent for 180 yard par 3s with its great distance and straight drop at the end of its flight.
There is terrible affliction that robs the golfer of all knowledge of how to hit and the physical coordination to strike a golf ball purely. It robs them of years of technique, practice, and most importantly confidence. There are no tells of its approach and the only sign of its infection is a confused look on the face or repeated staring at your club after each terrible shot. It is the Voldemort of golf and we dare to speak its name….the y!ps.
The USGA rule book is one of the most quoted and feared books in the game of golf. We all want to play by the rules but we don’t always want to know if we are breaking any rules that result in stroke and distance. (Damn you OB and white stakes). There are however unwritten rules of golf that are not written down but rather passed down. These are the unwritten rules of golf my dad taught me.
There are merits to each but here is why the correct answer is SHORT GAME. Let’s first define short game as anything within 50 yards of the green and this includes green side bunkers. You work your hardest to cover 300+ yards in was few strokes as possible an then hope for the best? Short game takes touch, finesse, strategy, and foresight.
Recently, I played at Heron Glen Golf Club with my dad. It was the first round that we had played together this summer. I enjoy playing with my dad now that I can hit consistently and don’t lose a dozen balls on the Front 9 or my temper on a regular basis. This round was special to me for another reason, I played probably my best golf score despite imploding on the last 3 holes of the day. And I didn’t lose my sh!t.
Ready Golf is defined by the small steps taken by all players to not waste time. Some traditional protocols are ignored but not completely forgotten. It is not a free for all but rather an organized group effort. Golf courses like it because they cannot more foursomes through the course in a day. I want to review what makes for good ready golf.
The concept behind the Perfect Swing Trainer is the looping path of the ball after being struck will illustrate the path of the ball in free flight. The best result is a vertical swinging ball. If the ball is looping a side, you hit a slice or hook. Since the ball is on a string, you can hit the ball for hours and save money on driving range buckets of balls (in theory).