It’s almost May, and with a turn of the weather we serious golfers get ready for a serious assault on the links. Having been stuck inside for months with cold, nasty conditions forbidding enough to stifle even the most hardy players, we have, for a lack of anything better to do, allowed ourselves to be […]
Have you ever noticed that when all your body parts are working properly you have no real thought about how any one of them feels? Why think about your feet, for example, when they feel fine? I can walk 36 holes and while my feet have performed admirably it certainly doesn’t occur to me to […]
Some year’s back I wrote an article titled “Interview with the Devil’s Advocate, in which I assumed the guise of a somewhat belligerent interviewer and asked myself questions on a number of topics concerning my experiences with the game of golf. I found it to be a nice vehicle to express thoughts and opinions in […]
You might be wondering, after reading the title of this article, whether or not there was a typo in the wording. “Doesn’t he mean the opposite?” you might suppose. Isn’t it an accepted fact that confidence is everything to a golfer, and that without it you are destined to fail? It would certainly be against […]
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How many people do you know who truly love their job? I’m sure you could think of one or even a few, but out of all the people you know it probably wouldn’t be a very large percentage. Well, you can count me among those who do.
Ben Hogan died on a hot day in June. All over the world, golf balls were in flight at the moment he passed from this earth. Every shot, whether struck poorly or precisely, bore the mark of Hogan. No single person has influenced the game like the man from Texas. If you speak of technique, […]
“You know why they call it “love grass”, asked John Whelan, our Irish tour guide? None of the 24 American golfers (6 Middle Atlantic club professionals, including myself, and 3 amateurs we each invited to come along as a team) knew the answer.
You may be wondering (at least those of you with a bent for literature) why I would choose a passage from an English poet when writing about my experience in Scotland. There may be no answer good enough for a Scotsman (who dislike the English to the extreme), but suffice it to say that Wordsworth’s […]