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 […]
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 […]
When I was a youngster, my childhood hero was Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, as the song went. Read his bio four times, had a coonskin hat, watched Fess Parker and the Disney flick, the works. After many adventures, Davy made his way to the Alamo and fought to his death among all […]
It’s what is most different in the swings of touring pros. And it’s what can throw a swing out of kilter possibly more than anything else. Essentially it exists on a continuum of two elements: slow to fast. It is pace, and you can see it in the way people walk, eat, talk, pay for […]
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.
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 […]
Golf is a challenging game–too challenging for many. Here are some suggestions for making it a bit easier.