When the ball hits the edge of the cup and goes skirting off in another direction, it’s harder to get the feedback about your read and your speed. But it’s not impossible. If you pay close attention, there is still a fair amount to be learned.
The day 5 stretching program turns out to be pretty intense. But there are ways to make it easier!
Very Nearly a Brilliant Design (4 stars)
If it makes it easier for you to get out and play, you’ll play and practice more. If you play and practice more, you’ll get better. It’s not perfect, but a cart like this one can be part of your strategy for having fun and playing well.
If you’re a golf instructor, and you have access to the Tathata videos, you should watch the Day 8 video, even if you do nothing else.
After four days of training, I play my best game ever.
This is a note I sent to the R&A, about their discussion of “greens books”, and the detailed contours they display for a green.
Dave Pelz, whose “Short Game Bible” sold over a million copies, and was on the N.Y. Times best sellers list, has a new project in the works — a book that incorporates videos to teach people how to read greens. He’s using a KickStarter project to get it going, starting May 8, 2017.
OMG. Watching “Amen corner” at the Masters golf tournament, live on the computer. With a high res monitor and full screen mode, its incredibly beautiful — like Pebble of the East, in terms of beauty, but the course is in even better condition. Just absolutely, totally beautiful.
…and How to Get It
Why is that most of the great players in history played a “power fade”, rather than a draw? My answer is that playing a power fade not only gives consistent distance control but, more importantly, it gives you consistent hand action at the point of impact that holds up under pressure!
Getting a Swing, And Getting a Game
After years of playing the game (sort of), and thousands of dollars in lessons, I finally got a handle on where that pesky slice was coming from. I not only found out how to eliminate it, I found out how to fade or draw the ball, at will. It didn’t take a ton of lessons, either. Just a couple of good books and the right concepts…