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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Building Your Golf Game From the Ground Up

Don’t let the title confuse you into thinking that your stance is the first part of your golf swing you have to master. Although it is very important, it is only one component of your golf game. A golf game is made up of four basic parts, each is as important as the other. Leaving out any of the four does lead to under achievement and immense frustration.

Before you start laughing, think about your golf swing; now focus on playing golf. After a moment, I bet you only come up with three components. These would be considered the low hanging fruit and easy to discern. But, pray tell is that fourth component that makes all the difference! Continue reading

Golf’s Great Escape

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My Friend Blair and his Great Escape!

What is your greatest escape shot of all time? You know, that one shot that had much more risk than reward, but you decided to try anyway. Through the years, I attempted many high risk escape shots with very poor results. However, I have executed some amazing shots that still make me smile when I think about them. Here is one of those shots!

Many years back, I remember one of my great escapes many years back. I was not have a particularly good round, but the company was fun and the weather was outstanding. So of course, I was grateful to be playing golf. Continue reading