Hitting into the Sun – My White Whale of Golf Conditions

On my journey from hacker to avid amateur golfer, conquering the weather and various environmental factors encountered on a golf course was nearly as big a hurdle as poor alignment, a bad path on the takeaway, and coming over the top on the downswing. Along the way I have cast out most of the old…

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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…

Golf on a three dimensional postcard – Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia, MI

I don’t know if there are hard and fast rules on how many favorites one can have, but my list of favorite golf courses expands from the top each year. My trip to play Arcadia Bluffs resulted in its eighteen holes instantly earning a reverence that few golf experiences may ever match. It instantly became…