31 July 2012

    Golf is Crap

    Look, there's nothing more to be said other than golf has gone down the shitter

    30 July 2012

    Golfing in Australia

    I heard things can be different down under but this is ridiculous. Who ever heard of replacing the drink cart girls with kangaroos? Those pouches won't keep my Corona cool at all.

    Golfing in Australia
    Golfing in Australia

    29 July 2012

    Possibly the most ironic Tiger Woods image possible

    I mean, shouldn't he be hitting his driver?

    I think this golf bag is lying

    I'm pretty sure this golf bag is lying to me

    27 July 2012

    Handle Leads the Clubface

    When I chip best, I keep my left arm straight and like to feel the handle leading the clubface (about 4inches) through impact and quite a bit past impact.

    Chipping - Left Arm Straight

    I was practicing chipping today and nearby a teaching pro started giving someone a chipping lesson. I was out of earshot but got to watch the pro hit a few. I noticed his left arm stayed straight through the entire swing. Back swing obviously, but on the follow through as well - no bending of the left elbow ever. I added this move to my existing chipping stroke without too much difficulty and the ball flight was just awesome.

    I would line the range ball lines up toward the target, then chip and watch the red stripes spin into a solid red line and stay like that until the ball landed.

    This is my chipping and short pitching stroke from now on. The secret for me was to really turn the shoulders on the follow through (spinning around your head). At the finish of the follow through the shaft looks like an extension of your left arm - perfectly in line with it. Wow, I'm excited and can't wait to get out and play and see how many strokes I will save knowing how to chip!

    As a bonus, when the pro finished his lesson he asked me if I wanted the bucket of range balls his student chipped all over the practice green – score! I never turn down free range balls!

    7 July 2012

    The Tiger Woods Timeline

    Over on Into the Rough, a new feature is up called the Tiger Woods Timeline tracking the history of golf's biggest star from birth to his latest victories.

    So a quick heads up to get over there and check it out. From Earl's project to Stanford Dork to the biggest pimp in the world - it's all there.