When this major started back in 1916, golf pros weren’t even allowed clubhouse privileges at most courses. They changed their shoes, etc. in the parking lot. Being paid to play a sport was looked down upon. Amateurism was extolled and encouraged as late as the mid to late 1950s, with amateur Bobby Jones being the […]
The local pro at the range I frequent I understand is one of the best in the area; but his rates are a bit rich for my blood. So I decided, as I often do, to noodle around a bit with the mechanics of my swing and see if I could solve a couple conundrums. […]
Arnold Palmer famously told of his father setting his hands on the club when he was learning the game, and told him never to change that grip. And Arnold never did. Arnie, though, had the hands of a blacksmith and probably would have excelled with just about any grip he chose. Gripping the club is […]
You’ve heard the advice, I’m sure. “Stay down on it, Stay down on the shot!” And it really is important in achieving a consistently reliable swing. The other day on the course, I was not staying down and suffered the consequences–consistently lousy shots going this way and that. But before that round was over, I […]
Here is Masters Chairman Fred Ridley’s statement in full, as shared on Golf Channel: “On Wednesday, March 4, we issued a memo stating that our plans to host the Masters Tournament, the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had not changd. Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread […]
An unusual Players tournament, battling a virus and a tough course.
Integrity is a principal part of golf, especially when tournaments are being contested. Patrick Reed recently cheated during a tournament, caught in the act by a TV camera.
Yep, I’m still alive and kickin’. Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been preoccupied with my health. Perhaps some of you can empathize. For those who can’t, I’d recommend Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Now where was I with this blog before I so rudely interrupted myself? Well, I plum forgot, […]
Good on Shane Lowry, winning the 148th Open Championship in front of his cheering Irish fans. Admitting to nerves, he stood those fears down, and fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming the Champion Golfer of the Year at 32 years of age. I expect more majors from this golfer still very much in his prime. […]