Category: Ask a Pro

Jan 14

Yips – Bare Feet and Five-Irons

Yips Discussion Emerges Again with Interesting Solutions I don’t believe that I’ve ever experienced the yips.  On the other hand, I am often simply a poor putter. It is a reflex for me, and for many of us, to connect the yips with that part of the game, and I have a relatively ignorant explanation …

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Oct 24

The Mulligan, and How Many Golf Balls

Where Did the Mulligan Come From, and How Many Golf Balls Do We Carry per Round? I had not thought of these questions for a very long time, until I read two informative articles on the PGA site. The first was penned by Bob Denney for PGA of America on the origins of the mulligan. …

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Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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Sep 06

Coping with the Slump

Coping with the Slump

When talent takes a holiday and hits a slump, what should a golfer do? When it comes to a golf slump, I’m not really the right person for making comments. My game, compared to some, looks like a slump in its default position, one that occasionally gets better, then settles back into the same old …

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Jul 01

Woods We (Wie) Don’t Admit to – Apparently

Some See Michelle Wie’s Admission to hitting High-Numbered Woods as a Gotcha Moment When I was introduced to the game of golf as a child, several years passed in which I compared and calibrated the sensations that accompany each and every club in the bag. Of course, the driver was my favorite – no surprise …

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May 02

Gorney says It’s In the Hips

Brett Gorney

Teacher Brett Gorney Makes Hip Problem for Distance Clear I wasn’t really familiar with golf pro Brett Gorney until recently, and that’s my fault, not his. After a few spring ventures to the driving range, I came away with the same questions as I have in the past concerning my wasted potential for distance.  Was …

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May 28

Fix My Swing!

Needing Swing Tips Calling all pros – calling anyone who knows or thinks he or she knows something about the golf swing. Come on, you can do it. You spent the time finding Waldo. You spent the time shooting at Emperor Zarg of Planet X. You can take a minute to do this. I’m 5’11” …

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