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…

Winter Golf Lessons – Part I

Don’t be too proud to take a lesson. I’m not. – Jack Nicklaus In the short space only nine months, I’ve come a full 180° on golf lessons.  Where pride and stinginess previously prevented me from seeking or accepting much-needed help with my golf swing, I now realize how invaluable having a knowledgeable second set…

Terrible fashion choice, great practice aid

I’m 35 years old, and much to The Wife’s chagrin, I still have several items of clothing that date as far back as my freshman year of college in 1997.  I’m proud that I can (mostly) fit into those ragged old t-shirts and sweatshirts, stretched collars and sleeves aside. Admittedly, I’m in significantly better shape…

Breaking 80 – The hard work finally paid off

At the beginning of each round, I usually have a few parts of my game working well for me and a few other things that aren’t necessarily as good I’d want them. That’s golf as I’ve always known it. As regular readers are aware, I’ve invested in professional golf lessons this year in hope of…

The 9th Golf Lesson – correcting the overcorrections

I fully acknowledge that I am susceptible to sometimes wanting it too much.  This applies to my golf game just as much as the rest of my life.  I try to keep perspective; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I knew going into this swing reconstruction process was just that, a process, which would require…