Rambling Man

Greetings Golfers, I’ve been out-of-town … so that’s my excuse for this rambling blog. Where was I? Glad you asked! An old high-school buddy invited me to play Cypress Point. He set-it-up and asked if I was in … took me almost a second to say yes. I never leave DRGC...

A True Gentleman

Greetings Golfers, We all admire a good golf swing when we see it. It’s even more impressive in person than on television. What really stands out is that it’s strong and purposeful … and yet graceful at the same time. It’s the same when encountering a really special...

Desperado – Why Don’t You Come to Your Senses?

Greetings Golfers, We all hear the experts talk about the importance of attitude in golf. Terms such as “focus” and “positivity” and “mental strength” seem to dominate their advice. I agree … that’s good stuff. However, I want to talk about a different attitude …...

The Scientist and the Artist

Greetings Golfers, A few years ago, I wrote a blog about the need to be a scientist and an artist. That the range is where to be a scientist … and the course is where to be an artist. I love the science of the golf swing. How and why it works. But golf needs to be...

April is Spring Training

Greetings Golfers, May is only a week away. For us, April is Spring Training. We see what’s working … try out some new players … get the staff and golfers ready for the new season. The golf course came through the Winter in good shape … always the #1 concern. The...

Turn Your Swing Into A Whip

Greetings Golfers, The golf swing shouldn’t be physically painful. Emotionally painful … that’s personal. But, I can usually help with the physical problems. The other day at the range, a young fellow asked for help because his forearm was getting smashed in with...

For the Love of the Game

Greetings Golfers, Ah … Masters week. My favorite golf tournament. When I went in 1995, it felt as comfortable as if you & I invited over some friends and family to have a little golf tournament. However, when I went back in 2006, it felt more “big time” … I guess...

The Olympics and Pity-Parties

Greetings Golfers, The number one player in the world – Dustin Johnson – recently announced that he’s not playing in the Olympics. He’s more interested in the normal golf season. Not exactly big news. Golf in the Olympics is not exactly the Masters. It...

The Enemy of Personal Service

Greetings Golfers, I’m kind of an old-fashioned guy. Not just because I’m old … I had most of my same values and core ideas when I was in college. However, my attitudes changed quite a bit from high school to college. Mainly, because I worked while I went to college...

Opening Information

Greetings Golfers, The golf season is upon us in Minnesota. Our “normal” opening date is April 4. However, March has been so mild that we are planning to open on Monday, March 29. The tee sheet will open today.  Click HERE to book online your tee time. When we open on...

Perfect is the Enemy of the Good

Greetings Golfers, Our cable television provider doesn’t offer NBC … which we just found out last Sunday as we tried to watch the last round of the Players Championship. So … we watched an old episode of “Feherty” featuring Rory McIlroy. Rory is great for golf. Such a...

Characters at Sawgrass

Greetings Golfers, We all have experienced the saying “It’s a small world” … especially on a golf course. You’re out-of-town and play golf and get paired-up with strangers … and by the 5th hole you’ve become old friends who have a bunch of mutual friends.  Well, maybe...

Know Thyself

Greetings Golfers, Though I’m not back home yet … the rumor is that it’s warming-up quickly and will stay warm. Warm enough to open golf courses in Minnesota? Probably. Open all courses? No. Golf courses are not uniform. That’s a good thing. In fact, I think we need...

Golf’s Holy War

Greetings Golfers, I usually receive a lot of responses after my Friday blogs.  Just for the record … the record number was after my blog about losing my dog – Harvey.  However, last week’s generated quite a few. An old friend responded and recommended that I...

Kurt Vonnegut and Bob Rotella

Greetings Golfers, Sports psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella, helps athletes deal with “an achievement oriented society.” What does that mean? Isn’t achievement a good thing? I believe it is … but not if it defines who you are. I hope deeper and more controllable things...

Nonsense or Common Sense

Greetings Golfers, In 1914, John Alexander Smith, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford, said “ if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that in my view is the main, if not the sole purpose of education.” How...

Heroes and Villains

Greetings Golfers, I’m sure that you’ve heard about the Patrick Reed controversy … maybe even heard more than you want to. Well, here’s some more anyway. During this latest uproar, I read a funny article that described Reed as the villain you don’t love to hate...

LAG

Greetings Golfers, Let’s talk golf swing. The common denominator in all good swings is “lag”. From Bobby Jones to Rory McIlroy … they all had lag … it’s pretty obvious in the videos … and even more obvious in real life. There’s a great video of Hogan talking about how...

Golf Courses, Gardens, and Civilization

Greetings Golfers, Last week’s blog was just basically saying that even though I play on a terrible golf course, I like the guys that I play with and love playing golf – anywhere. A good message … and true. However, that’s not a license for golf courses to stop...

Fat Shots Aren’t Fun

Greetings Golfers, Even though there’s snow on the ground in Minnesota … I’m playing golf today. That’s because I’m in South Carolina. We’ve been here for a week and a half, and I’ve played a lot of golf. It’s not hot here … sweater weather (at least) … but good...