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‘Tis the season of giving shanks

Like everyone else, I’m accustomed to my golf game going up and down. I’ll have periods where I make steady progress as my scores creep lower and lower. Then something will inexplicably break, my scores will shoot up, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Accepting The Shot

I recently finished reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. (I’ve had a little more time for reading with the internet problems I mentioned in my last post. Things seem to be pretty good right now – we’ll … 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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The Best Laid Plans

Today was a sparkling, air cleared of pollen after the rains, spring day, a perfect day for a round of golf. The picture above is a shot of the 12th green at Scott Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville, TX, where … Continue reading

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Golf On the Couch

Back in the days of yore when I did a lot of psychotherapy I was sometimes surprised when a patient would suddenly latch on to something I did or said. It was often the umpteenth time I’d suggested the same … 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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