In the past 20 years, the United States has won the Ryder Cup just twice, in 1999 and 2008. This is embarrassing to a country that prides itself on having the best golfers in the world. After the ignominious loss in 2012 where the Americans, captained by Davis Love III, blew a 10-6 lead going […]
Like guitar instruction, economy of motion is useful in golf as well, producing a simple, efficient way to put the ball where you want. Here’s how.
A tribute to links golf…
After discovering some major flaws that had crept into my swing, I bit the bullet and went to my pro, an old school instructor, who set me straight and got me back on track.
There’s a new Big Three in golf, and surprisingly, it’s in the women’s game. Somewhat like the Arnie, Jack, and Gary of past glory days, it’s now Brooke, Lydia, and Ariya.
I was going to make a prediction here, but am really stumped midway into the second round. I’m liking the way Ernie Els is playing and putting. And what a story that would be, if he won. I’m pulling for Phil who is also playing well. His winning would be the greatest story, and would […]
The concept of forgiveness, usually the topic of Sunday sermons, has been co-opted by golf club manufacturers of late, but if you really want to experience forgiveness in relation to golf, keep your head still during the swing, and particularly through the impact zone. It’s an old saw that has held up over eons of struggling […]
After his stellar year of 2015 when he challenged for the professional Grand Slam, Jordan Spieth just hit the nadir of 2016 with a missed cut in The Players with its best field of any tournament on the circuit. For a 22 year old with two Majors to his credit, 2016 has been mostly underachieving. […]
The annual Players Tournament, often considered golf’s fifth Major, was conceived by Deane Beman in 1974 when he started his stint as commissioner of the PGA Tour. A former top amateur (two U.S. Amateur wins and one British Amateur victory) and a fine pro who won four PGA tournaments in his career, was commissioner through 1994, […]