Tag Archives: PGA

What are the Do’s and Don’ts of taking a golf lesson?

As golf season gets ramped up, many of us will be investing in lessons in an effort to improve.  High handicappers right down to touring professionals all benefit from formal instruction.  I took my first lesson of the season last … Continue reading

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PGA Major Meltdown!

Quick question:  What’s the measure of greatness in professional golf?  Short answer:  The number of major victories one has accumulated.  We don’t consider money rankings, driving distance, Vardon Trophy (scoring average), or even FedEx Cup championships.  The sole measure of … Continue reading

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Ted Bishop: The Latest 140 Character Casualty

By now, most of you have learned of Ex-PGA President Ted Bishop’s dismissal for making sexist remarks while criticizing Ian Poulter on Twitter.  Countless celebrity types have quit social media for the same reason and there’s a lesson to be … Continue reading

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The U.S. Will Win The 2014 Ryder Cup!

Okay, here me out before making my reservation for a suite at St. Elizabeth’s.  Right now the British bookmakers are sending the European Team off as an overwhelming 1:2 favorite in the 2014 Ryder Cup.  These are the same guys … Continue reading

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Are you “Golfing” if you relax the rules?

A recent segment on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive  broached the subject of playing golf with a relaxed set of rules, and it’s fostering a spirited debate.  The question:  Are you playing golf if you aren’t abiding by The Rules … Continue reading

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2014 British Open Picks

Picking a winner for the 2014 British Open Championship is an exercise in deciphering the actual probabilities of victory from the preferences of the betting public.  There is considerable money to be made betting against the current John Q trend … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy = Lack of Character!

Very disappointed in Rory’s withdrawal shenanigans at The Honda Classic yesterday.  I’m not buying this toothache excuse one bit and this is looking more like someone with amazing talent and a poor work ethic, who is struggling mentally because of … Continue reading

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What are the Do’s and Don’ts of golf practice?

Lately, I’ve been getting quite a few inquiries on what to do and not do while practicing golf.  Here we go: Do find a PGA professional for lessons.  Make sure you trust him/her and that their teaching style melds with … Continue reading

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2013 Top Five Lists!

Here we go with my top five’s for 2013.  What are yours? Top Five Players of All Time: Jack Nicklaus Tiger Woods Byron Nelson Ben Hogan Sam Snead Top Five Tournaments to watch: The Ryder Cup The Masters The U.S. … Continue reading

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2012 British Open Picks

This year’s British Open Championshipwill go to the player who can mentally withstand the rigors and punishment of a tough links style golf course and embrace the experience for what it is.  History with the event is almost as important … Continue reading

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2012 TPC Wrap-Up

Strange sort of PLAYERS Championship this year characterized by a lack of star power at the top, with the exception of Rickie Fowler, and no dynamic pulse pounding finish.  Again, #16, 17, and 18 played pivotal parts, but I felt … Continue reading

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Is there a magic move in golf?

There’s a section in my practice journal titled WOOD band-aids where I keep particularly helpful swing keys and fixes that I’ve discovered during play and practice, and there’s a reason for the acronym WOOD because it truly (Works Only One … Continue reading

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5th major for the women – bad idea

The move by the LPGA Tour in 2013 to add the Evian Masters as a fifth major doesn’t make sense.  You can’t attach major status to a tournament just by adding prize money and calling it a major.  It’s clear … Continue reading

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What’s on your reading list?

Top picks from my golf library: Best swing instruction: Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons by Ben Hogan Best on the mental game:  Putting Out of Your Mind by Dr. Bob Rotella Best story:  Final Rounds by James Dobson Best professional insights:  … Continue reading

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Ouch! Sergio Garcia cards an 11 in the first round at Memphis

Just when you thought the guy was rounding into form he pulls this out of the bag.  After driving it 336 yards on the par – 5 third hole, he tried three times to hook a ball around a tree … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods pulls out of the U.S. Open

So hobbling around in a walking boot apparently isn’t good preparation for a major.  This guy needs to be thinking about participation and making cuts before contemplating more major victories.  Tiger – Phase 1 is over and done.  Images of … Continue reading

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Ernie Els – flatstick failures. Is he done?

Remember that silky smooth putting stroke that had Ernie in contention on the fastest greens in the toughest tournaments?  Well it’s gone, poof!  As of this writing, Els is ranked 185th on the PGA Tour in putting from the critical … Continue reading

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Tiger – Gone from The Players!

To be honest, Tiger’s withdrawal is no surprise, however, the comments in his post round interview left me thinking that he overplayed the injury and simply quit because he was hacking so badly.  Mark O’Meara reported that he had played … Continue reading

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