Given the state of my swing these days, I’m happy to have an excuse to confine my golf activity to an occasional trip to the range, which in our area is covered and heated. The winter offers a break from golf, which when a kid, I never liked. But now, as an old guy, I’m […]
Many have focused on Bryson DeChambeau’s added bulk and strength and how that is the reason for his added voluminous distance. But I submit the reasons BD has increased his distance goes much further than that.
My 75th is coming up end of October. I don’t ask for much. Drives on the fairway, 230, consistent, bullet trajectory, on the screws. Pick the right approach club. Solid strike. On the green. Birdie chance. Good chips. No yips.
What complicates it is the timing and sequence of the shift, something that takes intensive practice after skilled instruction to get it right and keep it right over time. Most get it right on the relatively leisurely backswing, although, even there, the weight can drift to the outside of the right foot, causing the problem of swaying on the backswing. But at the transition, when things really get moving, is when problems increase.
My Dad was a carpenter, by trade–learned it from his father–and one of his favorite sayings was “the right tool for the right job.” When you need a screwdriver, don’t use a damn butter knife! I have since pleased and amazed my wife for getting all sorts of things fixed around the house with the […]
Inbee Park hit five buckets of range balls when she was first introduced to golf, but it wasn’t until she got to the practice green that she was hooked on the sport. She just liked the way the ball fell into the cup and the sound that made. The rest was history as Inbee went […]
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been plagued by the shanks lately, and was at a complete loss about how to treat my affliction. Feeling desperate, I combed YouTube, viewing every solution I could find. But no dice. Nothing worked. Butch Harmon had the best explanation of cause–closing the clubface severely at impact, […]
One of my first drivers was a beautiful specimen. Persimmon head, painted glossy black, around 260 cc, connected to a steel stiff shaft of 42-43 inches in length. Custom fitted and produced by the renown clubmaker George Izett near Philadelphia. In its day, it was a formidable weapon to attack the mature parkland courses of Philly I […]
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.