Is This Considered Backstopping?

Remember a few weeks ago when Amy Olson’s ball hit Ariya Jutanugarn ball on the green and stopped near the hole. Social media went crazy and claimed that Olson had breached rule 15.3a that “clearly states that for a breach to occur, that two or more players must agree to leave a ball in place to help any player on her next stroke.” (USA Today) Neither was penalized, but the brew-ha-ha boarded on the edge of insanity if you asked me. So what about this shot?

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Being Overwhelmed When Your Game is On Fire!

Have you ever been playing a round of golf and nothing is going wrong? I mean when you happen to hit an errant shot, it hits a tree or rake and lands in perfect position. I have experienced several rounds like these, but not many of the years. When they do occur, golf is so much fun that I cannot wait to play another 18 holes of golf. While these rounds are few and far between, I have played many rounds where my game was on fire and I was not able to handle the extra pressure of success.

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DIY Chipping Mat

After long since promising, I have put together an article on how I built a chipping mat for less than $50. My mat is designed for short chipping practice in a relatively confined space. Since constructing my training aid in February, I have used it almost everyday for no less than 15 minutes. Additionally, my wife has made a habit of chipping everyday as she is planning to start playing golf again this year. This consistent effort to chip often is really starting to pay off dividends, but first how to build your own DIY chipping mat.

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Wrist Locked on Short Chips – Update

A couple of weeks ago, I offered my view on keeping my wrist locked on short chips. After reading my description, I thought it would be best to make an infographic (after questions from my Buddy Kirk who is a fantastic short game player in his own right) to help clearly expand how to adopt the proper stance.

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Spring Is Almost Here: Indoor Practice Drills To Get Ready

I continue to chip and putt every day in preparation for spring. We are just a few weeks away, but I am always willing to try new things before the ranges open. Kevin, a constant supporter of The Grateful Golfer, pointed out a video about setting the club first before aligning our body when making a golf shot. I admit that I have done this in the past, but seem to have gotten away from the habit. It might be time to revisit this approach. Additionally, the video offered some other excellent tips that I thought are worth sharing. Take a look!

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