Category Archive: Golf Tips

Sep 06

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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Jun 27

Hit a Sand Wedge Like Spieth?

h1>Spieth Makes Art of the Sand Wedge and Wins Travelers – But What About the Rest of Us? When Jordan Spieth won his first PGA event, the John Deere Classic, not too many years ago, he did it by holing out a bunker shot. Last weekend, he did the same thing at the Travelers Championship. …

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Jun 03

Golf and the Underlying Math

What are the Results of A Lifetime of Golf Choices? Could Math Tell Us? Somewhere down the road of life, provided that we are sentient beings, we reevaluate our lives. We pore over the choices we’ve made, and form some evaluative conclusion about whether they were the right ones. Like everyone else, I’ve done that, …

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May 02

Gorney says It’s In the Hips

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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Oct 22

Golf in Wind and Rain

Wind and Rain Affect Your Golf Hit Low and Consider Not Playing at All I noticed on the news the other day that they went ahead and started an LPGA event in China just days after a typhoon roared through, Most of us have seen major thunderstorms at one time or another, and some of …

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Feb 13

The Pro Difference

Paul Gallico’s Take on Pro Sports All too many of us have a view of professional sports (that we also play as amateurs) as just a better version of what we do in our simple efforts – those stars are doing the same things we are trying to do, but just have a natural talent …

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Oct 18

Aggressive Golf

Aggressive Golf Is Exciting and Perilous Don’t Try This at Home Those of us at a certain age have watched a lot of golf in the past few decades, and we’ve seen a lot of power hitters winning tournaments, and even more importantly, looking great doing it. Particularly for men as a group, putting a …

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Oct 03

Become a Golf Einstein

Einstein Influenced Golf The Rational and Intuitive Game of Golf A renowned physicist who had worked with Einstein is said to have finally introduced him to the game of golf, a pursuit which he immediately quit, claiming that is was “too complicated.” However, the famous physicist who gave us the Theory of General Relativity has …

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Apr 28

Sakura Yokomine – Big Hitter?

Sakura Yokomine LPGA Rookie Comparisons to John Daly Good? It’s fun to see new faces on the LPGA Tour, but when I learn about one who has been there a while, I feel as if I haven’t done my homework – it wouldn’t be the first time. When I saw Sakura Yokomine, however, it was …

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