This is the most useful golf accessory I have ever purchased. Continue reading Stripebird
Colwood, B.C., Canada Shot Options: 7.5 Challenge: 8.0 Layout Variety: 7.5 Aesthetics: 8.0 Conditioning: 7.5 Fun: 8.0 Overall Grade: 7.8/10 Olympic View golf course is unusual in that your first two tee shots may not require a driver. The starter’s advice is valuable on the first tee as the fairway sits about 50 feet below and calls for a straight shot of about 190 yards … Continue reading Olympic View Golf Course
This Pete Dye bio is a great primer on the art and history of golf course design. Continue reading Bury Me in a Pot Bunker
Cordova Bay golf course is a friendly, easy-walking and well-conditioned course just north of Victoria, B.C. Continue reading Cordova Bay Golf Course
My pick for the gold medal in the Olympic Men’s Golf tournament is Canadian Corey Conners. McIlroy and Ancer will be in the top 5. Continue reading Olympic Men’s Golf Competition
Yesterday I embarked on a “Bob Rotella based” plan to play an entire round of golf without laboring over swing thoughts. I would take one or two practice swings, settle on a specific target in the distance, consider the shot shape, and then with a waggle or two, hit my shot to the target. Oh, and in addition and most importantly: I would “stay in … Continue reading Mission accomplished!
Dr. Bob Rotella wrote a book entitled, Golf is not a game of perfect over 25 years ago. I recall a golfing friend suggest this book to me around the time of its publication. I ignored the recommendation at the time, eschewing any “psychobabble” that might interfere with my long-held beliefs of three swing thoughts per shot, excessive club waggling and, of course, abject fear … Continue reading OK Dr. Rotella, I will give it a try!
My Open picks from last week did not include Collin Morikawa. The golfer I thought should win and would be a virtual top 5 lock was Jon Rahm. Rahm ended up T3 and tonight will be tossing in bed replaying the number of makeable putts he missed. I had suggested that Brooks Koepka would win and despite a last round 65, he started the final … Continue reading I underestimated Morikawa
A recent foursomes match (alternate shot) pitting the team of Dustin Johnson and Colin Morikawa against the team of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas was played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. An estimated 1,000 overly exuberant and unrestrained spectators crowded the participants throughout the match. A winner-take-all purse of $2 million was made available to the winners by the host sponsor. However, the real action … Continue reading Are rivalries good for the PGA Tour?