You could improve your game greatly by watching the LPGA more than the PGA, and be entertained as much or more. I’m addressing this more to men than women because women already know of the advantages of watching the LPGA. I attended the Portland Classic the other day, and, once again, discovered why I like […]
The Measured Swing
Setting the tone of a good solid swing happens right at the start of the backswing with what is called a forward press. I make mine fairly distinct as it reminds me to keep my forward arm as straight as possible going back and continuing straight to the completion of the backswing. The question arises, […]
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The Saudi Tour: Boom or Bust? And What About Phil?
Imagine if the Mafia decided to start a golf tour, offering millions to cash-strapped PGA players who jumped ship–players like Westwood, Garcia, Fowler, Norman, and Mickelson. Well the Saudis, yes the same country which birthed 19 of the 9/11 hijackers, and who murdered Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, and who just recently “allowed” women to […]
My Left Wrist: A key to consistent and powerful golf
The left wrist (right for lefties) is perhaps the most fragile and vulnerable of all of our bones. Though delicate, much is required of it–sometimes too much, and it breaks or sprains rather easily putting most of us out of commission for a good long period of recuperation. We golfers often take the left wrist […]
Tiger and Charlie
For me, it was uplifting, in this time of doom and gloom, to see Tiger and his son playing golf at the PNC father/child event, as well as others like 86 year old Gary Player, 82 year old Lee Trevino, ageless Tom Watson, Henrik Stenson and his 11 year old son, and the eventual winners […]
We’ve watched Phil get out of trouble time after time. We’ve watched Tiger get out of trouble often. And before these two magicians, we watched Arnold get himself out of trouble. But few of us have the skills of these experts, and practically all of us, handicappers and pros, get into trouble a number of […]
Pace: Find your Model
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 […]
Notes, Questions, and My Two Cents
Long hitting Jason Kokrak won his second tournament of the year at Ben Hogan’s old haunt Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and his cheering minions by two shots. I think if Kokrak can figure out how to control the spin of his wedges, he may be close to unbeatable. Faldo thinks he should get new wedges […]