Golf is like Watching Paint Dry? There are some who say watching golf is like watching paint dry; and that may be true at times. But if you watched The Players this weekend you’d more liken watching golf to watching ten thoroughbreds running neck and neck down the home stretch in the Preakness. Coming into […]
A few notes during The Players And now the Players, considered by some a fifth major. All the big guns are there: Koepka, Thomas, DJ, Spieth, Fowler, Rose, McIlroy. And Cameron Champ, the longest driver on tour, who was in last place after the first round and withdrew during the second with a sore back. […]
Golfers don’t often think of golf as a meditation, but since it could lower one’s handicap and raise one’s consciousness, perhaps they should.
A golfer who excels at delivering the clubhead at impact, effectively and consistently, is a golfer who will play the game well and have a lot of fun in the process. To do this is not all that difficult if you apply some key fundamentals and have the time to practice them. A Rocky Start […]
Remember when Tiger won the ’08 U.S. Open on a broken leg. Or when Lindsey Vonn won a skiing championship after a serious fall. Well, I recently returned to golf after a cancer treatment that knocked me for a loop. Mind over matter. Overcoming fear. This blog tells the story of my successful experience.
Phil Mickelson is truly a wonder, a phenomenon, a likable bloke who, at 48, plays a kind of all-out golf, like a youngster might. Phil takes chances, something we amateurs can relate to. We also take chances because a lot of the time chance, or risk/reward as we call it, is part of the equation […]
Inspired by Brooke’s win in Canada
So what is the one element of the swing that separates amateurs from pros? Actually it’s a series of elements, which adds to its complication…and mystique. I do not have it all figured out–far from it–but I have observed that recreational golfers know little about getting the sequence of movements right. Pros often learn this […]
You can save many strokes with good chipping. It makes up for less than adequate approach shots, and just about every recreational golfer I’ve come across knows about them. But I’ve rarely come across a consistently good chipper. And the ones I have met are legitimate single handicappers. So what does it take to chip […]