Grip change

As a high school golf coach sometimes you have to help your students make major changes to their golf game in order for them to improve.  Young, gifted, long-hitting golfers typically have a lot natural talent but have habitual bad technique. Maybe they are so flexible and have such amazing hand-eye coordination from baseball that…… Continue reading Grip change

3 Qualities of Successful People

I have a lifelong obsession with golf. It started in 2nd grade when my parents scraped together enough money for a starter set and a series of playing lessons at a local par 3 course. Even though neither of them were serious players– I guess they thought I’d enjoy it. And I did. A lot.…… Continue reading 3 Qualities of Successful People

The Sucker Pin

One of the hardest skills to teach a competitive golfer is what I call The Sucker Pin Principle. A sucker pin is a pin placement that is inviting you to take a dangerous or unnecessary risk. This takes advantage of an aggressive player. The sucker pin principle rewards the patient golfer while punishing the aggressive.…… Continue reading The Sucker Pin

Romans 7:14-20 Illustrated by Tiger Woods

This video illustrates this passage so well, doesn’t it? It’s shocked me to see people jump on the bandwagon against Tiger Woods. Shame on us for thinking for a second that he was less a man than you or I. “We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave…… Continue reading Romans 7:14-20 Illustrated by Tiger Woods

Can Tiger Come Back?

It’s Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger, along with half of the field, have drawn the worst possible lot. Half of the field has played the first two rounds in near ideal weather while the other half has played with sloppy weather. So, here we are. The leader is 12 shots ahead of the world’s…… Continue reading Can Tiger Come Back?

The weekend that was

This morning my back and arms are sore, my legs feel heavy, my eyes don’t want to open… signs of a very cool weekend. I took the weekend off. For the first time in a long time I actually completely disconnected from work. It was much needed. Last month Kristen scored some great tickets to…… Continue reading The weekend that was