Monthly Archives: February 2012

Demon Possession On the Mayan Riviera

Apparently it’s not just us amateur golfers who have trouble with demon possession. In my Whac-A-Mole Golf post last week I mentioned those times when I know something is stupid but I just go ahead and do it anyway. The … Continue reading

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One Hole At A Time

I was watching the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship this week and started thinking about the maladaptive way I approach “each hole is a new tournament” type play. I’m always fighting having too much interest in my total score. I … Continue reading

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Whac-A-Mole Golf

Sometimes I wonder if I need Whac-A-Mole lessons or an exorcist. My golf game is an unending sequence of one problem popping up after another. I hit a few drives to the right, realize I’m not finishing my swing, and … Continue reading

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Do Gators Prefer Balata Or Urethane?

The European Tour is playing the Avantha Masters in New Delhi this week. I always enjoy a quick look at overseas golf tournaments because I’m interested in the appearance of the courses and their surroundings. The courses themselves often look … Continue reading

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The Five Cent Golf Lesson

Watching Peter Kostis analyze amateur swings at the AT&T National Pro-Am always reminds of Lucy’s psychiatry booth in Peanuts. I visualize Kostis sitting behind the 17th tee, offering 5 cent analysis and therapy. This year Kostis had a co-therapist, with … Continue reading

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Norman Mailer On Golf

Yesterday I played in our regular skins game and had a round that was simultaneously one of my worst and one of my best. I started out with an encouraging birdie, and immediately followed that with two three putt bogies. … Continue reading

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My Moveable Feast

Figuring out what to eat during a round of golf has always been a challenge for me. I know people who never eat during a round, no matter how long it takes or the time of day, but I can’t … Continue reading

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