The Golf Ball and Bifurcation – Update

In November of 2017, I first addressed the discussion of golf ball and bifurcation. The question was originally asked to me by Darwin Howard, Superintendent of Seguin Valley Golf Club, and at that time I was for it. I thought that limiting the distance professional golfers can hit a ball would be good for golf. Now, I am not so sure!

Before we go further, bifurcation is defined as the point or area at which something divides into two branches or parts. The main concern is that by changing the specifications on a golf ball for professionals, two sets of rules will be develop further separating professionals (and high-ranking amateurs) from the regular player. Continue reading

Take Time to Enjoy Your Round of Golf

I am feeling nostalgic today. It has been just over 10 months since my stem cell treatment and my recovery is still ongoing. I am doing very well and I am blessed to have many awesome things in my life. After kicking the ugly “C Monster” to the curb twice, I realize many things that were important no longer have any real impact on my life. One aspect that has become more important is to enjoy my round of golf before, during and definitely after a round.

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Shooting a Golf Ball Out of a Cannon…..What?

I am fortunate because I am able to play, watch, read, and think about my favorite game without too many restrictions. I try to stay on top of the many different changes to the game, but sometimes I come across something just fun. Well actually, I had this video sent to me and just had to share them. Enjoy!

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Hitting The Correct Ball For Your Game

Ball selection is a challenge for most golfers. Often, we are bombarded by ads stating their ball was the best and it guaranteed to lower your golf score. Of course, not all golf balls are created equal, but I am never convinced when anyone guarantees anything with respect to my golf game. However, I did pose a question about switching golf balls during play to maximize performance. I think you will be surprised at what the masses said! Continue reading

Hitting Something Other Than Your Golf Ball

Over the years, it is amazing how many objects I have hit or seen hit on the golf course. I have hit a few  things, but the majority of objects I have seen hit were cars and houses. It is surprising that we can hit our ball so off course that houses and cars come into play, but it happens more often than expected.  Continue reading