Well, I finally did it, thanks to a gift from my golf bud, Steve P. I took the plunge and saw the very able pro at Tri Mountain in Ridgefield WA, Michael Parker. Essentially, he diagnosed this old fart with a kind of old-fart kind of a swing. This was a bit of a rude […]
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 […]
Many have focused on Bryson DeChambeau’s added bulk and strength and how that is the reason for his added voluminous distance. But I submit the reasons BD has increased his distance goes much further than that.
With Buddhist practice, we aim for the Middle Way–something between the extremes the Buddha discovered by trial and error. The golf swing should be approached in like fashion.
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 […]
With the PGA Tour shut down indefinitely and the coronavirus pandemic raging, it may be, to paraphrase Larry David, a pretty damn good time to get the sticks out and head out to your favorite course. Makes sense, really. The Golf Channel’s got nothing much going, and even if you’re in self-quarantine, playing a round […]
An unusual Players tournament, battling a virus and a tough course.
Golf can be part of a meditation practice. Here’s how.
A golfer who excels at delivering the clubhead at impact, effectively and consistently, is a golfer who will play the game well and have a lot of fun in the process. To do this is not all that difficult if you apply some key fundamentals and have the time to practice them. A Rocky Start […]