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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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Painting A Better Golf Swing

I’ve been a fan of Guy Clark ever since I cut my night biology lab and went to a Jerry Jeff Walker concert. Clark wasn’t supposed to be on the bill, but the other opening act got sick and he … 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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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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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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Reasons To Like Golf?

I got to the end of The Game Before The GameĀ a few days ago. It’s a book by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson about golf practice strategies, and it ends by claiming that knowing what you love about golf is … 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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Report To The Sand Crab

I usually duck and cover if I see the Sand Crab coming, but today was different. After our last talk I had to check in with him, and I knew I’d find him near the TV in the grill, watching … Continue reading

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The Sand Crab Project

If I had been watching the door instead of slipping my wolf profits into my wallet I might have escaped. As it was, the Sand Crab spotted me before I could duck out the back door of the grill. “Hey, … Continue reading

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I Could Never Practice

When Mark Brooks was interviewed after his second round at the Principal Charity Classic he said he would stay off the practice putting green before his final round. He thought he left a lot of putts short because the practice … Continue reading

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