Taking a Hiatus From Golf

Well the day has finally arrived; I have to take a break from golf. As many of you know, I am going through chemotherapy and yesterday I needed to have a PICC line installed. It is the nature of my treatments and it is the safest path forward for improved long-term personal health. I actually stopped playing last Thursday, but yesterday was the final step. So the real question for me today is: Now What! Continue reading

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Lucky Bounces… or Not!

Golf is a game where an inch here or there makes all the difference. As a golfer, we call these lucky or unlucky bounces. They can bring elation or despair depending on the results. It is impossible for me to count the number of wayward shots that resulted in positive results and, conversely, the same for negative results. Call it karma, divine intervention or a fluke, these bounces are a part of golf. And yesterday on the 9th hole at Osprey Links Golf Course is a perfect example of what I am talking about. Continue reading

Playing Golf in Groups

I like playing golf both in a group and on my own. I find each composition or combination of players adds its own dynamic to the game. Obviously, in a scramble format, multiple players are needed and desired to make up a team. And depending on the personalities, that team could play very well together or not. Lately, my teams have met with some success on the podium, but mostly our dynamics is what has made each round better and more fun than the last.

Having said that, there is nothing like walking a solo round of golf early in the morning with my thoughts and the sound of nature. It is quite invigorating.  Continue reading

Infographic – Visual Chipping Cues

This is a follow-up post from earlier today. It is an infographic on Visual Chipping Cues. The infographic provided is an overview of how I use visual chipping cues to lower my golf score. If you want more information, please read the previous article titled – Visual Cues for Better Chipping. Continue reading

Visual Cues to Better Chipping

Chipping is a difficult skill if you do not have a solid foundation. Though techniques vary from player to player, there are some fundamental similarities that all players should use. Over the years, I have worked tirelessly on my short game and it was not until two days ago that I realized I subconsciously had a visual cue that is critical to my chipping success. I experimented with it and drew the conclusion that club positioning is the key to better chipping. Continue reading