How fast should it be? Are there any guidelines for backswing speed? Obviously, the backswing does not impact club head speed through the golf ball. Or, does it? Watching some of the best in the sport, you see backswings for the pros vary from the quick paced Bobby Herschel to the slower, more rhythmic Ernie Els. Which one is right for you? First, remember that it is a golf SWING and the keys to a good swing include tempo and rhythm. Coiling up the muscles in the torso and upper legs can ... Read more...
Listening to a TED talk last week, I realized that I needed to learn more about happiness and picked up Shawn Achor's book "The Happiness Advantage." Already it's changed a lot of what I believed in regarding success.
"...more than any other element, fun is the secret of Virgin's success."
~ Richard Branson
We've all been told to focus on success. Keep your nose to the grindstone and eventually you'll be successful and then you'll be happy. Turns out that the opposite is more true.
When I ... Read more...
Ask someone to describe the 7th hole at Peeble Beach Golf Links and they'll probably mention the ocean waves crashing against the seawall on the left, right, and far sides of the hole. They'll also tell you about the bunkers that are short, long, and left. They also might mention the wind that frequently blows there. But, these are only part of the description that define the golf hole. Without them one of the most picturesque golf holes in the world would be just another hole at your local ... Read more...
“There is a trophy to be won. Golfers are keenly focused. Pressure is on. But, I just want to play. Really! I’m not interested in a lower handicap. I just want to play.
"I could care less about a trophy. I want to laugh with my friends. Rib them occasionally when their fourth putt comes up short. I want to enjoy a sandwich and cold beverage at the end of the day. My week is too stressed. I just want to play.
"I want to get away for a couple hours with my friends, have some fun, ... Read more...
"Looking for a new putter? Before I make a suggestion, perhaps a few questions will help narrow down the putter that will be right for you.
Traditional, belly, forearm, chest, or shoulder?
Sideways or face-on?
Mallet, blade, or really weird?
Face, toe, or heel weighting?
Straight steel or plastic insert?
Heel, center, or off-set?
Steel or graphite shafts?
Straight, "C", or no-grooves?
Fancy head cover?
Round, trigger, or fat grips?
One, two, ... Read more...