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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Why Tiger Will Bounce Back Faster Than You Think

After a second round 82 that left him packing his bags early on Friday at the Phoenix Open, Tiger uncharacteristically stopped and chatted with reporters about his strange performance. There was no sign of stress or worry about the state of his game. He laughed it off and discussed how he was “in between new …

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A Secret to Golf: Eliminate One Side of the Golf Course

The greatest golfers of all time have one thing in common: their ability to eliminate one side of the golf course. For Ben Hogan – who struggled for years with a hook – it was taking out the left side of the golf course with his reliable fade. And, so was the case with Jack …

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How to Make a Proper Divot Pattern on the Driving Range

Believe it or not, there is a proper way to take divots off the driving range. The following video demonstrates the way that most golf course superintendents prefer as well as more tradition ways folks like to hit off the range (which don’t utilize the turf very well).

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Look Like a Golf Pro: How to Correctly Mark Your Golf Ball

Now this is something that a lot of people get wrong. They are all well-meaning and no harm is caused (except when you inadvertently bump the ball, causing yourself a penalty) :) So after you have gotten your golf ball onto the green – how should you mark it? It’s really quite simple. Here’s what you’ll need: …

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Which Golf Ball Should I Use?

If you’re just starting out or you’ve been at the game for awhile – you may be wondering: which golf ball should I play? The answer really isn’t as complex as  you may think. Time for an honest assessment Okay. Now we all know there is the golfer we think we are and then the …

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