A putter fitting?

I enjoy perusing the Golf Digest Hot List each winter, but I don’t know that it’s ever sparked a burning desire in me to purchase new golf clubs.  I’m not much of a gadget guy or technology-head.  I rarely like, much less need, the next latest, greatest technology (2004 called yesterday and asked for my…

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It’s always Widow’s Watch to me

Once upon a time, Widow’s Watch Golf Club, now known as Golf Club of the Bluegrass, was a beautiful escape into the Jessamine County countryside.  Unencumbered by civilization and its shortfalls, Widow’s Watch golf course was routed through raw, rolling hills with thick timber stands framing the incredibly natural terrain.  It was my favorite course…

My First Golf Lesson Ever

Today I took my first golf lesson…ever.  Sure, I’d received plenty off-the-cuff advice on my golf swing over the years. I’d read Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons and Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book.  I’d even gone through a couple club fitting sessions.  But this was my first experience intentionally setting aside my pride and reaching out…

Cabin Fever & This Golfer’s Prayer for Springtime

It has been a long, white winter here in Central Kentucky, which has included record low temperatures and more snow and ice than anytime in my 17 years in Lexington.  We’ve endured weeks on end of overcast skies before, but it’s hard to find anyone that recalls a harsher Kentucky winter with more brutal conditions…

February Question of the Month: Golfing Cold Tolerance

Like most other Americans, in the last month I’ve had my fill of gray skies, snowdrifts, and the polar vortex to last for several winters.  The recent sub-zero temperature blasts only intensify the daydreams of warm, sunny days filled with lush green fairways and smooth-rolling greens, and accelerates the planning for how to spend the…

Results of January’s Question of the Month

The votes are in for January’s Question of the Month, concerning the fate of the winter beard.  The overwhelming response is that The Beard should survive.  With giddy approval from The Wife, the facial incarnation of my inner Highlander-Scotsman will continue to thrive as our brutal Winter continues to pummel the Bluegrass region. Whether the…