Thoughts on a long term vision for the game of golf

In a recent column in Golf Australia magazine, my friend Rod Morri made the case that the game of golf is in dire need of a long-term strategic plan. He is absolutely right. You should take a few minutes to read that column here. His essay acutely recognizes that the game of golf doesn’t need…

That Perfect Blind Shot

Ben Hogan is quoted as stating, “A good round of golf is if you can hit about three shots that turnout exactly as you planned them.” During the eight holes of golf I played yesterday, I hit exactly two shots that fit my definition of truly turning out exactly as I planned them. The second…

Managing Unrealistic Golf Expectations

Managing expectations is a tricky proposition, in golf as in life.  Balancing hopeful optimism and evidence from past performances without tilting expectations too far in either direction takes mental toughness and discipline, which probably requires a stronger mind than mine. The end of last season was a roller coaster ride that saw me playing the…

How I came to care about Golf Course Architecture

I never paid much attention to, or was really even aware of, golf course architecture until recently. I attribute the oversight to how I came to the game of golf and when I got serious about it. Now it’s a subject I can’t help but ponder with disturbing regularity. I played baseball growing up, where…