Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of Matt Kuchar going into the final round of the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale. In the first four holes of that round, Spieth, unbelievably, scored three bogeys, erasing that lead, giving Kuch and the field new life. Most golfers, pro and amateur, would have collapsed further from […]
The body/mind connection is well established, and affects every aspect of sentient life on this wonderful planet of ours. But we often take it for granted and get so wrapped up in the pace of daily life, we don’t notice its nuances, changes, and subtleties. It’s not until years later–say, sometime after 50 or so–do […]
Good posture at address, bending from the waist, knees flexed, and keeping the back as straight as your body will allow. In starting the club back, I recommend extending the arc by directing the clubhead a bit outside the plane keeping the shaft relatively vertical with the arms in front of the body, before the club flattens out […]
A healthy, happy, prosperous New Year, my faithful subscribers and others who have stumbled upon this humble but hopefully helpful site. I wish you all the best of golf experiences throughout 2017, full of the feels of direct and solid contact, leading to pars, birdies, good scores, and, maybe, a hole in one. Who knows? […]
Here’s some simple advice on overcoming golf’s toughest conundrum: the missing link between range and course.
Until you consistently find that sweet spot on your clubs, you will never know the true enjoyment of golf. Here are some examples.
Harold Varner III is a damn good pro golfer who earned his PGA Tour card after his internship on the Web.com Tour. Same as many other guys on the PGA Tour. Harold got his start in golf almost before he could walk. Same as many guys on Tour. Harold had a dad who encouraged him early […]
China has recently banned golf for its 88 million Communist Party members (yes, 88 million!), labeling it bourgeois, decadent, and too representative of Western values. But we democrats know it to be a game that can etch good character and perseverance, especially in the face of injury. Though not quite as brutal as rugby, it can also wear […]
The word “natural” implies an athlete who came into this life with his or her skills. Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Bode Miller, Babe Zaharias, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams come to mind. When you see them run, jump, walk, swim, or swing, most of us can spot a natural straightaway. There is a certain grace about them, […]