Golf for Golf’s Sake

I am not sure why many fans of golf originally gravitated towards the sport. I am confident that what ever reason brought someone over is as unique as a snowflake. In the modern day of social media, instant news, and a constant barrage of useless information, creating drama seems to be quickly becoming a method to garner interest (regardless of how fleeting) It seems that controversy sells and positive deeds are overlooked in many cases. As a person who reads and writes about about golf, I am not sure that the path fame in the golfing world is paved by constantly talking about contentious topics. Does creating drama actually draw new viewers to golf or does it turn off the people who are already tuned in?

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What Are Your 2023 Golf Goals?

For many years my golf goals centered around lowering my scores be addressing challenges in my game. This approach has served me well because my game has stayed sharp with some minor improvements. This year, I will continue my proven path, however it is time to adjust my vector just a bit. Recently, I have agreed to become more involved with the Golf Historical Society of Canada (GHSC) by becoming a contact person for promoting historical golf in my area. My involvement will be setting up a few golf days were the more experience members of the the GHSC can travel my area and showcase hickory shaft golf clubs and some ‘classic steel’ golf clubs. The entire venture is to increase interest in the historical and fun aspects of vintage golf. I am starting to formulate an plan, but it will include a stop at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort (my home course).

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Developing A Powerful Golf Swing

There are times that I have challenges casting my golf club. Releasing my wrists too early to a point where I loose up to 20 yards distance with my driver. I do not do this intentionally, however it mostly happens when I try to extend my normal driving distance. I try to speed up my golf swing and as a result my mechanics become out of sync. We know from experience that poor golf swings are the result of poor mechanics and trying to develop power without practice is a known challenge. In my golf swing, tempo is very important because my balance and swing mechanics rely on tempo to produce consistent results. Over the past few years, I have tried (to no avail) to increase the power my golf swing produces and I have found a simple tip that should help. It uses a toilet paper roll and a golf club. Interested, the read on!

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Stop Hurrying Our Golf Shot

There are many golf shot routines offered by an equal number of ‘experts’. Over the years I watched many great players hit golf balls and none were exactly the same. Many had things in common, but none were identical. The reason for this disparity is that each routine is tailormade for the individual. Each player has a different physique, swing path, and capabilities. Having said this, there are some commonalities that provide a starting point for players. Three points offered by Chris Ryan are something that I do and have included them in my routine on almost every shot. They are simple, repeatable and do not take a great deal of practice to master; traits I always look for in golf tips.

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How To Expand Your Golf Game

Do you do the same thing every time your practice or hit the links? Are you always looking for the next great club that will improve your game? Are you looking for that new technique that will change your game? There seems to be a plethora of ways to improve or expand our golf game if we really are looking. After an awesome discussion with Lorne Emery, President of the Golf Historical Society of Canada, he convinced me that looking backward might offer an easy way to lower our golf scores. As you might remember, I have recently decided to join the GHSC and venture down the road of hickory shaft golf clubs and I think I have found a new way to expand my game!

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