The mountains of information that golfers must sift through to be a better player is daunting. Regardless of what your challenges are in your game, the million of suggestions offered on the internet make it almost impossible to determine which tip has merit. As my season starts to unfold (still a couple of weeks away before opening day at my home course), it is important to mentally and physically prepare. Trying to wade through the muck of confusion, I found a video that all golfers need to watch and heed. It is simple, straight forward and answers most amateur’s questions of what to do when playing golf. I believe it will lower your golf score if you follow it without hesitation.Continue reading
Putting Fundamentals: Not Just For Beginners
Every golfer uses the putter more than any other club in their bag. If you are not sure this is the truth, I am confident that if you analyze your last round of golf, my statement will prove correct. Knowing this, I often wonder why players do not spend more time working on their fundamentals of putting. Over the years, I have spent many hours perfecting my putting stroke. It is unique and works for my game. If you have not taken the time to cement your putting stroke, I suggest you do because it is a stroke saver. Having said that, there are some fundamentals that most player should know and adopt to improve their flat stick play.Continue reading
Sage Chipping Advice In Less Than A Minute
Mark Crossfield provides sage advice for the fledgling amateur. No wait, he offers sage advice for all golfers regardless of your skill level. I stumbled across this quick video that explained what all golfers should know and practice in order to strengthen their short game. Personally, I have used this advice for years depending on the situation, lie, and pin position. I think that if you adopt Crossfield’s tip, your short game will drastically improve.Continue reading
Assuming In Golf Is A Bad Thing?
For all the amateurs out there, it is time to stop assuming and start knowing about your golf game. That is right, you are your own worse enemy because you think you can hit shots (even basic ones) far more consistently than you actually can and it is hurting your golf score. Okay, my opening was a little harsh for a golf blog that tries to stay positive, but I needed to get your attention. My point about assuming is entirely true and I have fallen into that pitfall myself many a time. As we develop our game, there are the knowns and unknows about our game. Unfortunately amateurs like myself often confuse the two which leads to miss shots, poor decisions, and higher golf scores. All because we assume we know what we are doing when in fact we are walking a tight rope of success.Continue reading
Aiming, Chipping and Ball Position: Are They Connected?
I talk about chipping to lower my score. Next to putting, I chip more than any other shot during my game. I thought that I had everything figured out and even offered some tips from my experience. I thought that I had everything covered until I came across a video that connected aiming to my chipping ball position. I might have thought about it and unconsciously adjust my aim accordingly, but I was surprised that I never talked about how my technique could affect my aim while chipping.Continue reading