The Open 2019 – Day 2

Day Two at the Open was filled with some great action. Of the many topics, Rory McIlroy’s race to make the cut was one of the biggest. What a Cinderella story that would have been. However, he is watching this weekend along with many other great players; that is the way of a Major. But fear not, there are many great players creeping their way to the top and Moving Day will be very interesting.

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Going Back to the Chipping Drawing Board

Well, my experiment with changing my chipping stance is over. During the winter, against my better judgement, I decided to try and follow Phil Mickelson’s weight distribution and ball position recommendations; alas, one of the greatest short game player’s technique does not work for me. So, it is back to my old style and try to build on past successes.

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Do You Wear Jewelry Golfing?

In the past, I always removed my jewelry because I thought it interfered with my swing. Additionally, wearing rings would hurt my fingers so I always removed everything. Over the years, as my grip improved, I relented and now wear my wedding ring. That is the only piece of jewelry I wear and I do not plan to change that anytime soon. Additionally, I was thought that wearing something like a watch would affect the tempo of my swing.

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2019 US Open: My Predictions

As with every Major, predicting the winner is challenging at best. The emergence of some old champions and the rise of new ones always muddies the waters. Like the PGA Championship, I believe that this weekends tournament will be dominated my the titans of golf. With one or two exceptions, Pebble Beach will be a beast to tame, but my predictions will be the ones at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday!

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Getting Out of Trouble Like Phil Mickelson

As an amateur, we find the most unusual places on the golf course for our ball to hid. We do not intentionally place ourselves in these predicaments, but alas hit happens all to often. Professional golfers do so, but with less frequency. The challenge is how to respond to these wayward shots and to make something out of nothing. Phil Mickelson is one of the best of all time at extracting himself from trouble and I wonder what is secret really is to see the shot and the hazard?

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