The Golf Game Roller Coaster

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Any golfer who plays more than once in awhile understands that there are times in their game where things just do not make sense. Everything will be going along just fine then ‘BAM’ nothing works. Like some of the players at the US Open (Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott to name a few) I am playing like I own the course, then an anvil drops on my head.

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Do You Like Playing In Scramble Golf Tournaments?

Personally, I love playing in any golf tournaments. Each offer something different and I prepare differently for each. With the Ryder Cup looming on the horizon, I am being a bit nostalgic about not being able to play in any tournaments this year; especially scramble events! However, I did have the opportunity to discuss preparing for a scramble tournament with my friend Blair. He was in a 3 person event about a month ago and we discussed which player should play where; it was really quite fun, but we seemed to differ on the line up. Continue reading

Moving Day at The RBC Canadian Open

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It is a Saturday and after many big names missing the cut, I was wondering if there was as much interest on moving day at Glen Abbey as was hoped?

I am not surprised that the cut line was at minus 4. Glen Abbey has its challenges, but I did not find it overly complicated or difficult to play. I realize the conditions are not the same for amateurs and professionals, but neither is the skill of play. Having said that, players such as Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Adam Hadwin and Brooks Keopka did not perform well enough to make through to the weekend (so much for my golf pool at Osprey Links!). So Glen Abbey must have some teeth.

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Playing the Long Game in Golf

The long game in golf is critical to low golf scores.

Hitting the ball long off the tee has it benefits. Anytime my opponents are consistently out driving me by 20+ yards, I wonder if I am missing out on an opportunity to improve my scores. Of course most golfers understand the benefit of the long game as they are closer to the green for their approach shot. There is merit to this logic, however the long game is not only about hitting your driver or 3 wood; it is about you mid to long irons that are hit as often as the woods. The mid to long irons are most ignored clubs in golf and warrant some attention. Continue reading