Yeah, go ahead and tend the flag for me, will ya?

Ego and insecurity can be terrible, debilitating handicaps in the game of golf. Just two days and four holes into 2017, I received my first embarrassing dose of involuntary humility. A welcomed weather anomaly resulted in above average temperatures, allowing Bryan and I the thrill of playing golf in Central Kentucky on January 2nd.  The…

The Goal: Have An AK-47 Golf Swing

Guns, in the United States of America, are an instant fistfight, hot-button issue, because everyone has an opinion on them, and most of those opinions are very strong. Regulation of guns and gun ownership is one of a handful of lingering cultural and political battle-fronts that will never be won or lost, but continually fought…

The Importance of Hamstring Flexibility

My teaching pro has taken me just about as far has he can, physically.  He has told and shown me just about everything I needed to learn in order to construct a performing, repeating golf swing. It’s not the prettiest or most powerful swing on the range, but it is becoming apparent quickly that I’m…

Keys to My Swing – It’s the little things

“Swing your Swing, I know I did.” That was the punchline of a Dick’s Sporting Goods golf commercial of recent vintage, with Arnold Palmer extolling the virtues of individuality and uniqueness in every golfer’s swing.  Certainly, no one has done it quite like Palmer in the 60 years since he burst onto the golf scene.…

Winter Golf Lessons – Part II – muscle memory

Two months ago, when I started my Winter Golf Lessons package at Man O’ War Golf, I had modest expectations.  I had just wrapped my up my most successful and fulfilling golf season to date, on the strength of a handful lessons spread throughout the year. I hoped maybe my pro could take some of…