Match play uses the same skill set as stroke play, but an entirely different set of strategies. Because you're playing against an opponent instead of the entire field, it's almost like chess on grass.
The hardest shot in golf down the stretch in a tournament isn’t the long bunker shot or the towering drive; it isn’t the curling downhill putt or the finesse chip.
17 Feb 2013 - 8:45pm - 0 Comments
It’s always fun to watch the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
10 Feb 2013 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
Watching Phil Mickelson’s spectacular performance this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and seeing the way he waltzed around the TPC of Scottsdale as if he were strolling through a park, I immediately thought of Jack Nicklaus.
3 Feb 2013 - 5:14pm - 1 Comments
Those of you who were surprised by Tiger Woods' runaway win at Torrey Pines in his first start after missing the cut in Abu Dhabi haven’t been paying attention. The man is the master of the bounce-back.
29 Jan 2013 - 12:19am - 4 Comments
There were two big stories this past week. The first was Rory McIlroy putting a bag full of new equipment into play. And the second was the fact that he missed the cut in Abu Dhabi - by quite a margin.
20 Jan 2013 - 5:53pm - 2 Comments
As an instructor, every student is special and every golf acheivement means the world to me. I get a huge thrill from watching my students make their first par just like I do watching them break par.
13 Jan 2013 - 10:31pm - 3 Comments
If you watched the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui, you witnessed the best golfers in the world challenged by the forces of Mother Nature. If it wasn’t the pouring rain wreaking havoc on their psyches, it was the hurricane like winds blowing their golf balls off the greens.
8 Jan 2013 - 6:39pm - 0 Comments
Obviously, there's not a lot I can add to what we all witnessed at Medinah. That was just simply amazing golf: great players, hitting great shots, under incredibly great pressure.
1 Oct 2012 - 12:42am - 0 Comments
The Fed Ex Cup's completion at East Lake this year definitely had the feel of a "Super Bowl". This week's lesson learned was evident in the final round and was easy to see; Nerves and controlling them.
24 Sep 2012 - 12:35am - 1 Comments
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Rory McIlroy convincingly beats an elite field to win on the PGA Tour. Actually, you've probably heard it three of the last four weeks. Hey, this kid is really good.
9 Sep 2012 - 10:27pm - 0 Comments
Once again, the old adage that "golf is a game of putting" holds true - especially on the PGA Tour. So many storylines were playing out this past week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it was hard to keep track of them all.
4 Sep 2012 - 1:45am - 0 Comments
Without question, the headline story of the day or week goes to 15 year old Lydia Ko, an amateur who won the CN Canadian Women's Open. Yes, you read that right. She's 15 years old.
26 Aug 2012 - 10:37pm - 0 Comments
Once again, inclement weather plays a part on the PGA Tour - this time leading to a Monday finish. One of the beauties - and challenges - of golf is that it's an outdoor game. Wind, heat and rain are all part of what makes this great game such a great challenge.
19 Aug 2012 - 9:55pm - 0 Comments
Take the best players in the world, wind and rain (and a couple of delays) and the pressure of a major championship and you are going to have one incredible golf tournament. And that's exactly what we had at the 94th PGA Championship here at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
12 Aug 2012 - 9:31pm - 0 Comments
For many, lost in the drama of the final hole struggles of Jim Furyk was the incredible up-and-down from Keegan Bradley from that buried lie in the bunker.
5 Aug 2012 - 10:23pm - 0 Comments
Scott Piercy won the RBC Canadian Open, in large part because of his four-birdie run early in the final round. And that run was punctuated when he drove the green on the 300 yard par 4 fifth hole. Wouldn't it be great if you had that shot in your bag?
29 Jul 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
Every golfer who's ever faced a critical putt - whether it was for a two-dollar win in your weekend nassau, to win a club championship or in Ernie Els case, to win the Claret Jug and his fourth major championship; knows how your heart rate increases and your hands can shake a bit as you pr
22 Jul 2012 - 9:33pm - 0 Comments
Golf Instructors get a unique perspective on the game, one that we enjoy immensely.
17 Jul 2012 - 9:59am - 0 Comments
Last year, when I was fortunate enough to win the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, I knew part of the winning package included exemptions into six PGA Tour events.
8 Jul 2012 - 10:03pm - 0 Comments
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