When I was 14 and just starting learning golf, I used to practice, during Philadelphia winters, with a Whiffle ball in our living room. Sort of half swings with a Bobby Jones blade 9 iron. I got pretty good knocking that Whiffle over the living room couch and against the curtains…until…one day…when I got a […]
From the talking heads on TV to the touring pros themselves, swing speed is all the rage. Bryson DeChambeau is the current focus of the discussion, although he’s just doing his thing in order to win more tournaments. I don’t think too many others will take the time to put on 40 pounds of muscle […]
He’s been so far up that the angels moved over to make room. He’s been so far down that the Devil couldn’t take the competition at those times. He’s been the greatest golfer of all time. He’s been one of the worst professional golfers of all time. He’s been healthy as Hercules. He’s been as […]
It might be a surprise, but I hereby bestow the hallowed honor of 2020 Mindful Golfer of the Year on Eldrick “Tiger” Woods. I do so because one of my main criteria for such an honor can be found in my book The Mindful Golfer: How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness. In it, […]
As I continue to experiment with the mechanics of the golf swing, I begin to realize more and more the importance of completing the backswing. There’s no cookie cutter formula for this, but there are some general guidelines. In addition to a one piece takeaway, which I’ve written about before, the hands and the club […]
This may be the deepest PGA tour field I’ve seen in years. There’s a lot of talent out there, with just a putt or two separating those who win from the others. Patrick Cantley. Great college player. Has been solid on pro tour. I’ve seen better putters, but otherwise, I can find no flaws in […]
There’s a building excitement as we approach the premier tournament of the year. We’ve never seen anything quite like this year in the history of this game. We’ve come to recognize fans as an integral part of the pro tours. And their presence does affect play, f
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.
When you hear the name of golf pro Harry Higgs, your first reaction is probably Harry Higwhoda, reminiscent of Danny Kaye’s Griwhoda declaration in a movie of yesteryear (yes, I’m so old I remember well my pet dinosaur Rex!). But Harry surprisingly has quite a following, and he’s ranked eighth in the race to the FedEx Cup. His story is one worth taking a closer look at.