Category Archives: daily golf issues

Tight Lies And Thin Shots: Part 2

I mentioned several months ago that we’ve been experiencing a drought and tight lies have become the norm. I get a lot of search hits that suggest other people are dealing with similar problems, either because of dry conditions or … Continue reading

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The Good Old Boys

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was writing a local column reporting the results of the weekly tournament I play in and that I’d post a link to the column when I could. For those who are interested, … Continue reading

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Crunching The Numbers

My golf game is starting to show signs of coming back around, and I got curious about what part of my game contributes the most to my good (or bad) scores. When I pulled down some old records I kept … Continue reading

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Losing Pecan Valley

While suffering from my New Year’s cold, I opened yesterday’s paper to bad news. According to the San Antonio Express News, Pecan Valley Golf Club is set to close this Sunday, January 8.┬áPecan Valley was the site of the 50th … Continue reading

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Driving With Santa

Driving has always been the weakest part of my game. When I’m playing my best I put my drives in play at a decent length, but I rely on good iron play and chipping combined with acceptable putting. When I … Continue reading

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How Far Is It To That Trap?

In his recent column in Golf Digest,┬áDavid Owen discusses driving with GPS as a guide. He ends by admitting that he no longer pays much attention to signs and roads as he drives, so his knowledge of how to get … Continue reading

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My Winter Love

The weather is cooling down and my thoughts are turning to decorating the house, protecting the pipes, and finding the perfect softer golf ball. In the heat of a Texas summer a high compression ball feels fine, but when the … Continue reading

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Out Of Bounds Or In The Trees: Take Your Pick.

I was watching how players got into and out of trouble at the Australian Open, and began wondering what makes a good golf hole. Is it a hole where a mistake leads to certain loss of a stroke, or is … Continue reading

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How To Really Roll that Putt

I was feeding my two primary addictions a few days ago by looking at golf books. I stumbled upon The Golf Club, a book by Jeffery B. Ellis. According to the cover notes, Ellis is a champion amateur golfer, runs … Continue reading

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Golf, Statistics, and The Meaning of Life

I once had a statistics professor who would begin his explanation of something by saying “Imagine an n-dimensional space.” I knew things were hopeless when he said that. I couldn’t imagine imagining an n-dimenional space, much less do it. However, … Continue reading

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