When I was a kid, one of the pros I admired was Gene Littler who won the U.S. Amateur, scored 29 victories on the PGA Tour, including the U.S. Open in 1961. Gene the Machine, they used to call him, for his smooth, easy, repeating swing. For a time, he was my model for how […]
Taking over five hours, with time between shots and holes, golf requires mental focus, perhaps more than any other sport. From three-foot putts to irons over water to drives down tight fairways, you need to stay focused to insure all your relevant body parts are in sync with your brain’s neurons; for anything out of […]
It was fun watching the pros competing one on one this past weekend. Match play involves more strategy, with each match, indeed each hole, a tournament within themselves. There was more of this format many years ago, and that’s too bad. I’d like to see more of it. I kind of picked and choose which […]
A hole in one for Jordan at the Arnold Palmer! And last I looked he was tied for first. His driving still needs some sharpening, but his putting is starting to look like the Jordan we all remembered him by. He’s coming out of his slump, for sure, as the last three events and this […]
The Acu-Strike Golf Impact Training Mat, one for indoor and one for outdoor use, is, by far, the best training and learning tool I’ve ever come across. It shows you, quite graphically, the path your clubface takes into and through the impact area. In other words, you can see, first hand, after each shot, why […]
He started out on tour like a house a’fire. Three majors in his first five years, fourteen wins, and a putting stroke for the ages. Jordan was on track for legend status. But after his win at the Open in 2017, robbing Kooch of his first major, he went dry. Nothing. Nada. Nyet. The guy who […]
In trying to help Jordan Spieth fix his game, former World Number One and now Golf Channel commentator David Duval came up with what he calls “reactionary golf.” In my thinking, it’s quite wise, and may have two, or possibly even more, meanings.
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.
I don’t know about you, but the simple chip right off the green can drive me nuts at times. It’s either a great effort for a tap in par or a flub that challenges my commitment to mindful golf.