Dropped in to an incubator Symetra Tour event the other day and got an education. First, these ladies can play. Long, accurate drives, most 250 or more. Powerful, classic, one-piece swings that, as a group, remind me of Justin Rose: methodical, workmanlike, efficient. Like any tour, some of these women have more game than others. […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
Watching Rory McIlroy smash 340 yard drives down the middle time after time on his way to winning the 2014 WGC Bridgestone, got me wondering how he does it. He’s not a big guy. On the contrary. He’s not a macho muscular guy. Far from it. He’s not a super athletic guy. What Rory does, […]