The old days of playing professional golf with a beer belly are gone. Welcome to a new age of golf and athletics!
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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.
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.
Golf’s real lesson may be in overcoming fear — in learning the art of deep, internal relaxation in the face of pressure, because excessive tension in the arms translates to the “yips” when putting, and to an open clubface in the full swing, which promotes a slice.
In a couple of different ways, “pretty good” is what matters. Let’s examine the multiple meanings of that phrase, and see what it means to play that way.
A “good” teacher is the right teacher — right for your ability level and for your swing. Finding one that’s right for your ability level isn’t all that hard. But finding one that’s right for your particular swing is real trick. Even touring professionals have made fatal miscalculations in that regard, and some previously stellar performers are now struggling.
It makes the game faster, and more fun. What’s not to like?
Pace of play is a serious problem in golf. But much of that problem is a matter of perception. Eliminating the stroke and distance penalty would go a long way towards solving the problem.
These are books, videos, and training aids I recommend.
If you’re going to play golf, you pretty well need to know what kind of grass you’re playing on. It makes a difference. But nowhere, it seems, are there pictures you can use to recognize grasses on the course. This article attempts to provide that information, and identify the impact that different grasses have on shots from the fairway, shots from the rough, and putts on the green.