4 Putts Wins the Day

What is the greatest number of putts you have made on one hole? I asked this innocent question a couple of days back and I was not surprised to see that 4 was the most popular answer! I can honestly say that I have 5 putted once, but that was a very long time ago. Now, a three putt is the most shoot on one hole. Continue reading

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GIR is What Most Golfers Prefer

I asked a question the other day about possible scenarios when hitting the ball close. It was quickly obvious that I skewed the question so that most respondents would choose an improved greens in regulation stat than any of the other selections. It makes complete sense to me, but only after I had sent the question out into the world. Continue reading

Changing Golf’s Marketing Strategy

It is time for the golf industry to change their marketing strategy! Their approach of constantly bombarding my social networks, emails, and news feeds is numbing my senses to any possible chance of buying new equipment. It often becomes so overwhelming that I just ignore the white noise and quickly move on to other news articles. Of course, the manufacturers approach is not going to change anytime soon, but I do have a suggestion for the teaching side of the golf industry; by changing a few words in their sales pitch would likely garner more attention to their product. Continue reading

Finding My Centre In Golf

Remaining focused and calm on the golf course is a sure fire way to shoot low scores. This is not a revelation for most avid players, yet it seems that it is a lesson I forget from time to time. In my game, the concentration for a solid round starts prior to my first tee shot, but that first shot sets me up for success if I approach it with the proper frame of mind. In other words, finding my centre and keeping it! Continue reading