To paraphrase Sholom Aleichem, golf instructors are just like lawyers are just like physicians: what one says, the other contradicts. Concerning the sequencing of the body during a well-executed golf swing, it seems like every instructor will give you a different answer as to what follows what. And it could very well be that the golf swing is so complicated and human bodies and minds are so different that there isn’t one standard sequence everyone can rely upon to bring the clubface squarely into the ball…
Many of us are fabulous range players, banging out shot after solid shot…to a field that has no obstacles–a far more forgiving playing field than the course itself. But isn’t playing well on the course that we all attain? Here’s how to bring more of our range successes to the course.
Until you consistently find that sweet spot on your clubs, you will never know the true enjoyment of golf. Here are some examples.
With age, we often lose flexibility in our bodies, which begins to effect the efficiency of our golf swing. Here are some ways to compensate and keep our skills up to par.
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.
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 […]
Jason Day said that on a TV commercial recently, and it’s good advice, whether you’re a tour pro or just an ordinary bloke battling a panic disorder. In psychology, it’s a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and essentially it says just that: move in the direction of what scares you not away […]
I know it’s not advisable, but I do tinker with my game during a round of golf. The reason for this is that, because I don’t play enough, I tend to revert to default swing positions after I clear my head of thoughts just before the swing begins. That’s often conditioned by the quality of […]
Whether birdie or bogey or double or par, whether topped shot or fat, not so terribly far, I love you golf even more than a Cuban cigar, and the times I pause for praying. It’s a love that at times leaves bad tastes in my mouth. It’s a love that does grieve me, makes me rage […]