The Perfect Par 3 Distance

I do not know of any golfer that hates to play par 3s. Well, that is until they arrive at the hole and realize that the distance they need to hit is not within their wheelhouse. Then, their elation of stepping up to the tee turns to dread, but does it have to always be that way? Regardless of the situation, every golfer has a perfect distance for their game on the shortest holes on the golf course. It is just matter of knowing what that is to improve our golf scores.

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Hitting A Solid Golf Shot

For years I have chased the perfect golf shot. I realized after more failures than successes, that the perfect golf shot is an illusion. What I really want to do is hit a solid golf shot and let the rest take care of itself. The reason of the change resulted from using a wet golf mat during practice. Continue reading

The Art of Playing Great Golf!


The Art of Playing Great Golf

Playing great golf is not natural for most players; or so they think. Many believe it takes effort, practice, tenacity, desire, and hope! Most amateurs find it difficult to match the silky smooth swing of Ernie Els or the power of Tony Finau! There are many reasons for this huge disparity between games, but understanding the real Art of Playing Great Golf might help.

There are many definitions of the word art. One is: an occupation requiring knowledge or skill. For professionals, the word occupation is extremely important. Comparing ourselves to athletes who work at golf for a living is really an unfair comparison by anyone’s standard! Thus, the definition of art in this context does not really fit the premise of this blog. Continue reading

Hole in One!

There is only one thing equal to shooting a hole in one; your buddy shooting a hole in one! Yesterday, my friend from the UK sent me an email with the title my first hole in one; unfortunately, I was on the golf course and did not receive the information before I was talking to him on Skype.

His first question was if I had read the email. Saying no, he said that something really special happen; I immediately shouted that he shot a hole in one! His mile wide smile gave it away and he said yes. I welcomed him to the club. Of course I wanted details.

Hole in One kirk

He was playing the Northwood Golf Club, Middlesex, UK. It was 149 yards. He used a 7-iron. It hopped once then into the hole. There were witnesses. He said as he walked to the green that his playing partner suggested that the ball went over the back, he knew completely different. During the entire description of this historic event, you could his chest puffed out just a little bit.

I am grateful he shared his story with me. I believe all hole in one shots are intended and the stroke is perfectly. Personally, I love these stories because I enjoy sharing the thrill of success with my friends!

Thanks ole boy for sharing your story. I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!