Final Thoughts From The Masters 2019

What an amazing finish to four days of stellar golf. The leaderboard was a virtual whose who throughout the weekend and it was anyone’s game until the very end. I notice a few things that were different than in previous Majors that I thought were noteworthy; some might be a ‘ah-ha’ moment for you because they were for me.

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High Soft Golf Shots by Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson has started to share his wisdom in shot videos. I for one appreciate his efforts to educate the masses. His recent clip on how to hit a hit soft shot, not a flop shot, is perfectly timed because I am working on chipping in my basement off my DIY chipping mat.

What I like about this video is that he focuses on the weight distribution. I have mentioned this many times in previous articles that having most of our weight on the lead foot is critical to great chipping. Phil definitely empathizes this point.

He also mentions the importance of letting the club do all the work. So many times I have watched players mess around with the lie of the club only to skull their ball across the green. Our equipment is designed to help our golf swing if would only let it.

Finally, watch his follow through. It finishes very high. Like working in the bunker, a high finish is key to a success chip from any distance. We often think we need to abbreviate our follow through because of a shorter distance, well Phil just proved that is just not so.

I hope this tip helps your game, I know it will help mine.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Rick Shiels Shares 5 Things Good Golfers Do

Rick Shiels is one of the several YouTube channels I follow. He provides a come sense approach to golf that I can support. Yesterday, he published a video of the 5 things that all good golfers do that produce consistent positive results in their game. After watching his video I can attest to his findings and fully support his message.

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Remembering How To Golf

I am not sure if any of you have been forced to take time away from your game, but I experienced 4 months of force rest. During this period I tried to keep up with my game, but it was evident I was unsuccessful in my efforts. In my time back, I realized that I forgot how to play golf. During the 6 or 7 rounds I played, I had some good shots and many poor shots; but yesterday I seemed to grasp a fundamental lost in the back of my mind. What a difference it made and I am so glad that it is back. Continue reading

Golf Tips From Magazines: Do They Really Work?

I subscribe to a major golf magazine and I am disappointed in the content. About half of the pages are advertisement (I understand the requirement) and about a quarter of what is left deals with topics, for the most part, I am not interested in. However, the last quarter of the magazine deals with tips and tricks on how to improve my golf game. I diligently read them, but find that are not very effective. I am not convinced I am receiving the value I expected from my magazine, but that is another discussion for another day; for now I wonder if the tips provided really work? Continue reading