Tag: putting

Chipping – Our First Lag Putt

Chipping

Chipping – The Other Half of Stroke Saving Last week, I waded through all the information I could find on successful putting. There’s too much of it to handle all at once, but I finally got it that most of our shots are from 120 yards in, and that most of the strokes to be …

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Putting and Anxiety

Putting and Anxiety

Putting Requires Adaptive Athlete, Not Locked In Engineer Most of us are probably familiar with the Bobby Jones quote, “a game played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” It’s an axiom that resists argument, especially for putting. The brain is such a powerhouse, and yet so fickle and fragile. When I …

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My So-Called Putting Game

Putting Game

Looking Back at the Putting Tricks We’ve Tried I was determined as a young person to make an advanced science out of putting. What I eventually made out of it was often a mockery instead, but I did put in the work. As a junior golfer, of course, having a putter that looked futuristic and …

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Keeping Golf Skills Up Through Winter

Golf Skills

Do We Have to Reinvent Golf Skills Every Year? We’re Not Bears! By bringing up the question of keeping our golf skills sharp through the winter months, I’m thinking less of younger players, although there’s much to learn for them as well.  We humans are tested by the seasons, just like every other creature on …

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International Putting Tournament

International Putting Tournament Vegas Event Offers $62,000 Prize Either I just don’t know as much as I thought I did about the golf world, or this falls into the category of “Who Knew?” That’s a category with a lot of room to grow, but I’ll accept either verdict as likely. Next year, Las Vegas is …

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McIlroy Finds Right Stick

Putting Does a Turnaround at Deutsches Bank for McIlroy Of all the amateur golf devotees out there, such as myself, how many have ever heard of Scotty Cameron? How about Scotty Cameron of putter design fame? They say he’s pretty good at it, and has been at the game for quite a while. I noticed …

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Is This Spieth’s Masters?

Twenty-Two Year Old Spieth Leads into Sunday I was interested in an article published today that may or may not have fallen for the oldest trick in the book – assuming that a person who heads into the final round of the Masters with a lead of a few strokes is a shoe-in to take …

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Tips from My Friend Fred

Fred Loves to Give Golf Tips No, his name’s not really Fred, but he’ll go rough on me if I use his real name. He’d also give me an earful if I tell anyone he’s from Fresno, so I’ll just say he’s from Southern California.  Fred’s a golfer, just a good old one to three …

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Billy Casper Dies at 83

Billy Casper

   PGA Great, Billy Casper, Will Be Missed       It has been a difficult month for losing professional golfers who accompanied me through my early years. Last week, we lost Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barriers of the PGA Tour, and this week, William Earl Casper, better known as Billy, left us. …

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Golf at 100

Golf at 100 – Never Count Anyone Out I read an article the other day about people who break 100 – years, that is – and without exception, they don’t believe in middle age. They do what they believe they can do. Those who can’t envision such an age, whether we’re in our teens or …

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