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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lots to cover today. My golf swing. Totally in the tank. I am lost in the golf wilderness. And that’s just at the range! Fifth back surgery for Tiger. Pain started again at the Father-Son/Daughter tourney. He may still play in the Masters, from what his friend Notah Begay says. Angel Cabrerra arrested in Brazil. […]
Moxie. Some say you either got or you don’t. In golf, moxie is right out in front with every step a pro takes. Even with handicappers, its pretty easy tell who’s got it. So what is it, and why is it important? Can it be developed? If I had to choose one word to describe […]
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 […]
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 […]
So whatever happened to Anthony Kim? Kim hasn’t played since he tore his Achilles in the summer of 2012. Before that he dealt with a tsunami of injuries to his forearm, wrist, and thumb that scuttled his career after a brilliant season in 2008 where he won two tournaments and earned $4.6 million in prize money.
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.