Tag Archives: swing

Pro vs. Amateur: A Swing Apart?

Pros can bomb the crap out of a golf ball.  But what is the main difference between a pro’s swing and an amateur’s that creates the huge distance advantage?  Careful not to get caught up in the comparison of a … Continue reading

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Instruction Without Practice Is Like Reading the Comics

Whether it’s golf, computer programming, or learning to drive a car, anytime you try to acquire a new skill, you’ll need to practice.  Instruction without practice is like reading the comics.  You enjoy it at the time, but don’t retain … Continue reading

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Update After Lesson #2

Today I took the second in a series of four full swing lessons.  In lesson #1 I told my instructor my goal was to average more than 10 GIR per round this season.  I have been stuck between 8 and … Continue reading

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The Best Golf Lesson Ever!

It was Saturday, June 5th and I was at True Blue in Myrtle Beach, and I could not make solid contact on the driving range while warming up for my round.  I thought I was simply gassed from playing so … Continue reading

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The Biggest Golf Loser

Time to try a new game; The Biggest Golf Loser.  This is a game where I try and lose as many bad habits with my golf swing as possible.  A little background:  For the last seven years, I have averaged … Continue reading

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Dangers of Copying a Pro’s Swing

Here we are in the dead of winter and I am fighting the irresistible urge to tinker with my golf swing.  Last weekend, it was 60 degrees and I spent two hours on the range and had a real good … Continue reading

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2015 Golf Goals

One of the great artifacts from this off season has been the awesome dialog from the blogging community regarding lessons learned from the previous year, and the ideas being shared for improvement in 2015.  A special thanks to  Vet4golfing51, The … Continue reading

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Eliminating My Big Miss – The Hank Haney Experiment

I am 1,100 swings into my Hank Haney experiment.  To review, Haney recommends for the time challenged golfer, to take 100 practice swings per day in your back yard (merely a 15 minute time commitment).  In week one I took … Continue reading

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Work Your Golf Game Like You Tie Your Shoes

Readers of this page know that I have been struggling recently with my golf-life balance and trying to find the time to get enough play and practice to maintain my effectiveness.  I had a thought about a month ago; that … Continue reading

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Trying To Golf Like a Professional Stock Picker

Ever wonder why your golf scores look like the monthly trend charts for the Dow Jones Industrial?  Why can’t you build any consistency into your game? Admittedly, it’s early in the 2014 season and my scores to date (92, 77, … Continue reading

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The Great Course Management Experiment

Admittedly, I am one of those golfers who gains enjoyment from turning myself into a bit of a test laboratory on the golf course.  What fun it is to hypothesize on a mental or physical problem and go test it … Continue reading

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A Picture Is Truly Worth a Thousand Words

I headed out to the driving range this morning determined to fix the mechanical fault in my golf swing that had created so much angst last weekend.  If you’ll recall, I wrote that last Saturday’s range session had left me … Continue reading

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Slice Of Heaven – Corner Of Hell

Quick pop-survey:  How many of you have shanked your first five balls in a driving range session and left the facility feeling great about your game? The marvelous thing about golf is that you can experience firsts at any age … Continue reading

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Off-season Biodegradable Golf Practice

Hey gang, just wanted to post an idea for those of you who are getting antsy in the off-season, and need a convenient environmentally safe way to practice.  Ever worked on your swing hitting magnolia fruit? These are truly nature’s … Continue reading

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Keys to Good Putting

Putting is such an individualized art that I debated before writing a post/tutorial on improvement, but looking back at the full body of work which was the 2013 golf season, there was a lot of change that positively impacted my … Continue reading

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What Are Your Winter Golf Plans?

Golfers in the northern climates, have you shut your season down yet?  I always get a bit of the blues this time of year when the season end is in site, but today’s practice session offered a ray of hope. … Continue reading

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Desk Jockeys: Play Better Golf!

I finally figured out why they call us desk jockeys and not desk athletes.  Do you ever get to that point mid-round where your game starts to fall apart and you don’t know why?  Usually it’s a couple of loose … Continue reading

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Learning The Same Lesson Over and Over

Golfers, more than athletes of any sport need to be reminded of the old adage that says, “If you keep doing what you’ve done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve got.”  This takes the same form as “practice doesn’t make perfect, … Continue reading

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Stick To Your Game Plan!

Love this post by 3underthru2 on Henrik Stenson’s work ethic.  The message of committing to steady improvement is clearly directed to everyone but applies specifically to us desk jockey’s who try to capture a swing thought at the range and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Golf Drill Of The Year?

During today’s PGA Championship telecast, I was watching Tiger on the putting green pre-round and was loving his use of Butch Harmon’s Two Tee Drill.  While watching that pure stroke bang putts into the hole with perfect form, I immediately … Continue reading

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