I think we’d all agree that golf is a tough game. Every shot requires precision, concentration, determination, skill, and, curiously, attachment and non attachment to the results. It takes a whole lot of practice and preparation to play this game as it was meant to be played. Or without those, the game requires a third […]
With the PGA Tour shut down indefinitely and the coronavirus pandemic raging, it may be, to paraphrase Larry David, a pretty damn good time to get the sticks out and head out to your favorite course. Makes sense, really. The Golf Channel’s got nothing much going, and even if you’re in self-quarantine, playing a round […]
An unusual Players tournament, battling a virus and a tough course.
Golf can be part of a meditation practice. Here’s how.
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, […]
Of all golf pleadings, the one that rings most often, and loudest, is increasing clubhead speed. “Just ten more yards. That’s all I ask, dear God, just ten more yards…Oh, and by the way…in the fairway.” After all, what golfer doesn’t want to hit it farther, and, hopefully, straighter. YouTube is saturated with advice on […]
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 […]
Yes, you can have too much of a good thing. In late June, I traveled to Bandon with three buddies for a three day excursion into the heart of golf Valhalla. We had wonderful days of sunshine and temps in the low 60s while inland locales baked in the 100s. It was ideal for golf on […]
One of the most common problems with a golf swing is getting stuck at the top, then compensating by coming over the top to start the downswing. This leads to a plethora of possible catastrophic results including a pull, a pull hook, a push, or a slice. Of course the hands can save the shot […]