I am not sure which is crazier – hoping or wishing for a golf shot? Actually, both are equally loony. Except for the rare occasions where we have to make an absolute miracle shot, if I am hoping or wishing for a good golf shot, I need to go back to the drawing board. I need to re-evaluate my golf game and come up with a better play. Wishing or hoping not the way to play consistent, low scoring golf. It basically is a pipe dream!Continue reading
I purposely have refrained from talking about COVID-19 because I believe there are way more qualified people who should be heard from. All I can say is that I am doing my part by staying home as much as possible and practicing social distancing. Having said that, golf season is quickly approaching and courses in my area might be open as early as three weeks. If that is the case, I will have to make some decisions on whether to hit the links or wait it out. We will call that a game day decision.
In the meantime, the R&A and USGA have temporarily modified some of the rules to address the COVID-19 challenges from playing golf to level out the playing field during competition. Before I give my opinion on these efforts, I thought it important to outline the modifications.Continue reading
In today’s fast paced, instant gratification society, it only makes sense that many amateur golfers are looking for a quick fix to improve their golf game. I would lie if I did not think this from time to time, but most long-in-the-tooth golfers understand that this approach to improving as a false trail leading to disappointment. However, quick fixes can provide a start point to improvement through only one process. Can you guess what it is?Continue reading
Golf is a game of inches or so I am told. Reading all the available literature and watching the best videos, I hear the constant blah, blah, blah of white noise. It appears that most experts believe they have found the solution to you woes and all I can say to most of them the phewy! Most golfers need their own solution because of the uniqueness of their body type and swing. Well, today I can say with certainty that I have found a chipping solution that works for my game and might for yours. Let me explain!Continue reading
Do you avoid participating in other sports because you are afraid it will hurt your golf swing? I guess it depends on how avid of a duffer you really are to take things that seriously. I am lucky because I never really played sports like baseball, hockey, or tennis enough where those swing techniques crept into my golf game. However, at my current stage in life, I definitely would avoid all three. Golf is my focus and I do not need competing swing techniques. Do you?Continue reading