Ask a room full of golf pros to agree on the longest-held misconception most golfers have, and there’s a good chance you would ultimately hear this: how far they truly hit the ball. Unlike just a few years ago, though, affordable distance-measuring devices now allow many of us pros to back up these age-old claims with […]
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You might ask: How would I know the differences between a scratch golfer and a PGA Tour player? Well, it is my full-time job to know these type of things about golf. I have been studying the game from a statistical standpoint for 27 years. I created the Strokes Gained analysis website, ShotByShot.com, and work […]
You’re reading this article because you play golf and have spent various periods of time working on a shot or a part of the swing that you want to improve. You remember when somewhere along the road you hit a rough patch where you weren’t playing as well, and your ball flight was unpredictable. It’s […]
When you’re playing golf — especially when you’re working to improve something specific in your game — your head is often jumbled with so many thoughts that you forget to use common sense. You can save critical strokes on the course, however, by thinking logically, and not being bogged down by endless swing thoughts and […]
Social media outlets such as Twitter provide an entire new channel to absorb a wide range of golf information, and offers a convenient place for teachers and golfers to argue, too. As an active Twitter user, I try to read as much as I can regarding the trends and ideas teachers are touting on social media. […]
As passionate golfers, we want to watch the best professional golfers play in the biggest tournaments on TV. But don’t you get the feeling sometimes that you’ve wasted the entire weekend on the couch watching golf instead of improving your own game? Well, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you can actually […]
As adults, we tend to shy away from learning new things because it’s difficult, and sometimes embarrassing. But I promise, learning the wonderful game of golf will be worth it. It’s just going to take some work. As a resource for beginning golfers, I put together a list of my top-10 tips to getting started […]
Christmas time is when many of my students reflect upon the last year and start setting new goals for 2016. Common goals are “winning the club championship” or “finally breaking 80,” and they can be described as outcomes. What I often fail to see from golfers who are setting such goals, however, is a plan of exactly […]
It’s well known that golfing can be an expensive hobby. Between the cost of clubs and equipment, greens fees and memberships, you’re bound to pay a pretty penny for your time on the course. But, there are ways to play the game and still be frugal. So, if you’re golfing on a budget, here are […]
How much do you warm-up before a casual round of golf? How much do you warm-up before a tournament? The answer to these two questions should be exactly the same. Some people make the mistake of showing up early to a tournament or event to get in extra practice. Extra swings are fine, if this […]