Sinking Long Putts Lower Your Golf Score

What a profound statement! Who would have thought that sinking a long putt would help lower my golf score! I think I need to pay more attention. As I remove my tongue from my cheek, I think every golfer understands the value of expectantly sinking a long putt. Not only does it save strokes, but changes the our mood (even if it is short lived) where we start to think positive about our game. Sinking long putts provide nothing but positive aspects to our round. But I have to ask: what is a long putt? Continue reading

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Peaking for the Ryder Cup

As an athlete, I have participated in many sports at all levels including national competitions. As I prepared for the final matches, regardless of the importance of the event, I tried to focus my training in order to peak at the right time. Being able to play my best when required had a direct and significant impact on the final results. The players preparing for the Ryder Cup next week are in the same boat. Two players, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, are perfect examples of peaking (or not) for the big show! Continue reading

PGA TOUR’s 2018 Payne Stewart Award Winner – Bernhard Langer

Congratulations to Bernhard Langer on winning the PGA TOUR’s 2018 Payne Stewart Award. This yearly honour is presented at the TOUR Championship in “recognition of his supreme level of character and sportsmanship, his professionalism and the distinguished manner in which he embraces the values of golf.” Continue reading

You Are Not 20 Years Old Ya Know!

As my journey towards full recovery continues, I am often reminded by friends that I am not 20 years old anymore and that need to make sure that I manage my energy. Of course, this is at the forefront of all my activities, but I have to say that thinking I am not young anymore is a bit of crutch that I do not require. At 56 years young, regardless of my current health battle, I still think I am in my 30s and can do far more than most belief. Well, at least I believe I can and that is really what matters. Continue reading

The FEDEX Cup Changes Again

The FEDEX Cup has evolved 11 times since its inception in 2007. Well today’s announcement makes in an even dozen. The PGA Tour’s attempts to even the playing field over the years was not as successful as they had hoped, so the change in the 2018/2019 format is to simplify the Tour Championship so fans do not have to take advanced math degrees like Bryson DeChambeau to understand who has a chance to win the final prize money. Unfortunately, I think the FEDEX Cup decision falls short, again, to make the it a viable and interesting playoff format. Continue reading