Category Archives: daily golf issues

Loving The Next Shot

Tiger Woods’ victory at the AT&T National has been sucking all the oxygen from the room of late, but there was another win last weekend that is worth noting. Peter Tomasulo beat David Lingmerth in a 4-hole playoff at the … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mr. Harrington

Padraig Harrington was being interviewed after a nice 65 in the third round of the Traveler’s Championship last Saturday. He’d played a pretty smart round, as you might guess with a score of 65, but he’d gone for a sucker … Continue reading

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Another Word From Professor Obvious

A few of my previous posts (here and here) have reported on correlations between my putting, greens in regulation, and fairways hit with my score. The last time I looked at the data, all three parts of my game predicted … Continue reading

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Putting Science Vs. Art: The Pelz and Stockton Debates

Dave Stockton’s book¬†Unconscious Putting got me to thinking about the art vs. the science of putting. I’ve always liked Dave Pelz and his¬†Putting Bible, and it’s a real “putting as a science” book. This shouldn’t be any surprise, because Pelz … Continue reading

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The More Things Change …..

A little over a year ago, I commented on the new fairway woods (metals, that is) Adams was advertising and how I never could trust a fairway wood. I have always been mystified by the people that filled their bag … Continue reading

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Sliding Around The Dogleg

“You can’t curve the modern golf ball.” I’ve been entertained and puzzled whenever I’ve heard this comment. It just didn’t fit my personal experience, and after Bubba Watson’s Masters victory I have a very good chance of not hearing it … Continue reading

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A Lesson With Professor Obvious

A few months ago I posted some data about correlations between my golf scores, total putts, and greens in regulation (GIR). I found that my score was highly correlated with my putting, less (but still significantly) with my GIR, and … Continue reading

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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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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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