An Interesting Golf Article Worth Reading

Most golfers are really confused about how stats, handicap index, and scores are related. The obvious answer is that the lower your handicap index, the better your stats and scores should be. Basically, I guess that is true. I recently read an article at MyGofSpy called: Study: How Your Handicap Affects Your Score. I found it very interesting because it filled in a few knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the interrelationship between stats and scores. If you have not read it, I encourage you do to so.

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Stop Helping Your Chip, It Is Hurting Your Score

Chipping is a fundamental skill that all golfers must master. It is one what requires patience, imagination and confidence in order to develop the chipping stroke needed to lower your golf score. All to often, amateurs, like myself, forget to trust in our technique and try to help our chip get just a bit closer to the hole. Unfortunately, the only thing that happens is we stub or blade our chip resulting in grind to make par or bogey. Helping any golf shot usually results in poor execution, but when chipping it seems to create worse results.

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The PGA Tour and LIV Fight For Golf Dominance

I have purposely stayed away from commenting about the division in world of golf. With the multitude of opportunities to play professional golf at various levels, having a battle at the core of golf is disheartening and distracting. As an amateur golfer and one who has no opportunity to watch a professional golf tournament live, the daggers thrown back and forth are starting to sour my perception of upper echelons professional golf. It is coming to the point where the white noise of conflict is turning me away from caring about the men’s side of professional golf.

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Playing Fun Golf With Success

Yesterday I hit the links with the intent of playing different formats through different holes. It was not to work on anything new, but to shake up my game and have some fun. So, I played best ball (with two balls) for the first four holes and a scramble for the last five. It was all about having fun until I started playing well, then my competitive nature kicked in. It all started on the first hole!

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A Telling Golf Stat That Everyone Should Know

Golf is a game that has gone statistics crazy. There is a stat for just about everything. In the past, I have tried to capture a bunch on my own and realized after a couple of years that the data I was collecting was helpful to a small degree. I have discussed stats in the past and have concluded that how close the ball is to the pin on approach shots is really the top stat. I have focused on greens in regulation (GIR), but I think it is time to expand that concept a bit in order to fully understand the most telling stat in golf.

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