Methodically Building A Golf Game

Can you remember back to when you first started golfing. I wonder if you just picked up a club and started whacking away. When I first started, that is exactly what I did. I actually never practiced for the first 15 years after I swung my first club. I play a great deal and I guess that was considered my practice. Until 30 years ago, when I started practicing, I would suggest I bounce around at whatever part of my game that needed fixing that day.

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The Big Swing of Bryson DeChambeau

One of the major discussions on the PGA Tour in 2020 is the drastic change in Bryson DeChambeau’s swing. His monstrous drives have eclipsed the imagination of many players and I am fairly sure that many golfers will try to emulate his success. Personally, I see little chance that I would be able to come close matching the powerful swing, but it is fun to watch.

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Area Of Focus: Right Elbow

I decided to look back at old video’s of my swing to see if anything as changed over the years. I do not have many videos, but my YouTube Channel (The Grateful Golfer) has three that I used that may help sharpen my focus for possible swing changes during the off-season. Well, from what I can see, I need to focus on my right elbow.

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Help My Hands Hurt

At the start of every golf season, my hands hurt. I am not complaining….well, maybe just a little….because I am back on the links. Yet, it hurts in the same place all the time. The pinky of my right hand and index finger of my left. It lasts about a week and it does have a negative impact on my ability to practice and play. But, I have to ask myself……WHY?

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Changes In The Golf Grip

The golf grip is the fundamental skill that every golf must know and understand. The slightest change in a players grip can make the difference between hitting straight or wayward; long or short; consistent or inconsistent. I often wondered why professional golfers today hit the ball so much farther than players like Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. Of course technology has helped, but Miller explains how the evolution of the golf grip has really impacted the game.

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