Fantasy Golf Foursome: Who Would You Play With?

Yesterday I played a round of golf at The Links at Spanish Bay — “A True Links Golf Course in Scottish Tradition.” It didn’t matter that I was actually playing golf in Massachusetts. The golf simulator didn’t care where my body was located. My game was on the links course at Pebble Beach. Fantasy Golf!…

Best Ball Golf – A Lesson In Not Taking The Game Too Seriously

I played in a local tournament/business networking event yesterday (SSWBN). Signed up late. The tournament organizers placed me on a team with three new golfers. Great people but not great golfers. The format was a scramble — Florida style. The course, executive style, with a lot of par 3 holes and only one or two…

A Really Bad Round of Golf – Is It A Slump Or A Bump?

I promised myself I would improve my golf game this year. In the spring, my focus was on dropping my handicap at least three or four points. Hasn’t happened yet. The season here in the northeast is not over yet and my club stays open for golf for at least another three or four months,…

FREE Audio File to Download: Short Game Mantras

Can Mantras Really Help Your Short Game? You might very well ask, “What is a mantra?” And what the heck does it have to do with my short game? A mantra— (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. In other words, a form of affirmation, or mental…

Does Practice on Artificial Turf Mats Screw Up Your Golf Swing?

Can Artificial Turf Mats Impede Your Practice? Guest Post from Millie Rainer How many times have you swung that iron, heard it swooshing through the air and realized mid-swing there is nasty divot waiting for you? While it is useful to know the importance of taking the ball out of bad lies, it is as…

The Trouble With Playing Through In Golf

Has this happened to you? You get to the golf course on time, everyone in your group is ready and raring to go, the starter gives you the ok to go to the first tee, and you wait. And you wait. The group in front of yours, a foursome most likely, is half way up…

How To Build A Golf Handicap With A Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Just received this great post from the Massachusetts Golf Association with some important information for correctly posting your score after playing a nine-hole round of golf. Playing a nine-hole round of golf is not only a fun way to stay connected to the game we all love, it is also very easy to post for…

How To Get Rid Of The Yips

Have you got the yips? You know, it’s that nasty habit some of us have — stabbing your putter at the ball causing it to bounce off the club face and go anywhere but in the hole. It happens when you’re tense or nervous or just plain out of sync with your game. It can…