Miss-Hitting My Tee Shot

Of all the shots in golf I hate miss-hitting, the one I hate the most has to be my tee shot. If you think about it, I set up the conditions and generally have an open landing area. So, why would I have trouble hitting off the tee? I am not sure about your game but if I am to miss, it is usually a pull to the left side of the fairway. Most of the time I get away with my miss-hit, but from time to time I find trouble and have to play a Seve-like shot to prevent a high score. Such is the nature of my game. Continue reading

Is Power Everything in Golf?

Dustin Johnson is starting to demonstrate that he is the dominant player in golf, again. His 8 stroke win last weekend at the Sentry Tournament of Champions (and 65 on the last day) was a marvel. Everyone is talking about his near albatross on the 430-yard par-4 12th hole Sunday because of the power and accuracy he is able to generate. Without question, Johnson’s power offers him a distinct advantage over the rest of the field. However, I am not convinced that power is really why he won. Continue reading