Who Will Win the 2020 Masters?

Add to this unusual year, The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia is taking place this week. There will be no fans (or patrons as the Augusta National membership prefers). And, other traditions like the Par 3 tournament have been canceled. You get the sense the players and caddies are still excited about playing in …

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Will Chewing Gum Improve Your Golf Game?

As the final round of the Zozo Championship wound down this past Sunday, viewers may have noticed eventual winner, Patrick Cantlay, doing something a bit unusual for professional golfers: chewing gum. Cantlay isn’t alone with this oral fix. Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and the great Tiger Woods – are all noted for gum-chewing …

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Will Getting Fit For Clubs Help My Golf Game?

This past weekend, Jason Kokrak won on the PGA Tour for his first win (in over 10 seasons on Tour). He did it with a breezy 64 on Sunday, missing only two fairways and putting incredibly. In his winner’s interview, Kokrak credited his caddie (former mini-tour player, David Robinson) with helping him read putts and …

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Who Will Win the 2020 U.S. Open?

It’s hard to believe we will be playing a fall-like U.S. Open golf tournament – but 2020 has been unlike any year we’ve had in quite awhile. I’m just grateful we’ll be able to witness an event. This year’s tournament will likely provide one of – if not the – toughest test pros / amateurs …

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Play Better Golf: You Often Get What You Expect

Came across an interesting tweet from former PGA Tour professional, Bob Friend. To illustrate the power of remaining calm & trusting in yourself: I’ve not practiced in 3 years. I’m not uber-talented; Ask the guys I competed against. My last 4 rnds @ Oakmont are 68-73-69-71. I believe I can play, therefore I can! You …

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Play Golf With (Controlled) Recklessness

I recently came across this short Secret Golf interview segment of PGA Tour player, Patton Kizzire talking about advice he heard from the great Jackie Burke. In it, Burke talks about playing with a “controlled recklessness”. https://twitter.com/SecretGolf/status/1278376570189733890 Kizzire says this is something he has been trying to employ in his game. And, the advice is …

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Jack Relives 1980 U.S. Open Win at Baltusrol

Here’s a great video of Jack Nicklaus and Michael Bamberger discussing his last U.S. Open win – the 1980 Open at Baltusrol. A few interesting tidbits from the video: Had the yips coming into the tournament – but had received a short game lesson from Phil Rodgers Missed the cut in the previous week’s tournament …

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How to Score Tickets to the Masters

Many folks don’t realize that most patrons get into the Masters tournament via a “lucky draw” that happens once every year. And, you can enter that drawing by visiting the Masters golf tournament website. All you need to do is create an account and select what / how many tickets you’d like and you will …

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How to Eliminate the Big Miss

In his book, The Big Miss, golf instructor Hank Haney discusses how his former pupil, Tiger Woods dreaded that one shot that could derail a good round. This shot was referred to as “the big miss”. We all have that tendency to miss a shot – especially under pressure. For many good golfers this is generally a …

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