The USGA and the Royal and Ancient society are making a concerted effort to improve the rules of golf. It’s a good step in a badly needed direction — but they don’t go far enough.
Sometimes, you have one of those rounds where every putt seems to miss by an inch. Actually, that is a great sign!
When you miss by just a little, you shouldn’t necessarily blame your read. In some cases, a slight adjustment to speed would show you that your read was actually perfect.
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.