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...

Website Hole Descriptions and Advice

Greetings Golfers, With the New Year … new things need to be done. Such as working on our website. We once had a pretty good website … but, it got old and boring … so we went to a sparse, new look a few years ago. It was pretty funny … but not very informational. So,...

Happy New Year!

Greetings Golfers, Happy New Year! Every year, most of us look forward to a new year – a new beginning (especially this year!).  And New Year’s resolutions have become as normal to the New Year as Christmas presents are to Christmas. Probably the most...

Merry Christmas

Greetings Golfers, Usually every Christmas, I just post my annual message to be thankful, thoughtful, warm, and generous. Why say more than that?  Well, I have to … all because of last weekend’s PNC Family Golf Tournament. I hope you watched it or at least some of it....

Fargo

Greetings Golfers, Fargo, North Dakota native – Amy Olson – narrowly lost the 2020 US Open a few days ago in Houston, Texas. Amy had a two shot lead with 6 holes to go … but then, A Lim Kim birdied the final three holes to finish at -3 and win by one...

An Early Christmas Present

Greetings Golfers, Every year (for many years) we have a new marketing theme. Many times it’s revolved around Classic Rock … such as “Fairway to Heaven”. Last year was “Welcome to the Hotel Victoria” … obviously playing-off the Eagle’s song. This past year, we tried...

Time is Running Out

Greetings Golfers, The opportunity to purchase the Holiday Golf Passes ends in a week-and-a-half … December 20. This a real expiration date. We can not make exceptions. For those of you who usually bought the passes at our Christmas Sale … you need to do it on-line...

Golf and The Queen’s Gambit

Greetings Golfers, Obviously this year has been ripe for conspiracy theories. How’s this one – Netflix created the virus so we all have to stay home and watch television? Works for me. I’m embarrassed to say how many shows I’ve seen on Netflix … I need an excuse...

A Perpetual and Never Resolved Crisis

Greetings Golfers, I’m not a believer in the perfect golf swing. The dream that you can achieve a perfect swing that basically takes over and plays golf for you is not what you want. Instead, I believe in developing a swing that allows you to hit the shots you need …...

Give the Gift of Play

Greetings Golfers, I’m getting a lot of questions regarding the Holiday Passes and our Annual Christmas Sale. Unfortunately, we will not be having our Christmas Sale.  We just can’t do it and comply with the COVID restrictions. Hopefully, we can next year. Speaking of...

Long, Straight Golf Shots not Long, Boring Blogs

Greetings Golfers, Abraham Lincoln had a lot of great quotes. One of my favorites is this: “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time”. For this week’s blog, I want to write about too many things … it would be a rambling mess if I just let...

Give the Gift of Play

Greetings Golfers, Give the Gift of Play: Rare and Exclusive Deer Run Golf Club Holiday Special Available until December 20th (click here) Festive Foursome – 4 rounds of golf with carts, no restrictions: $260 (savings of $44) Happy Eight – 8 rounds of golf...

A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Greetings Golfers, For many of us, this year has seemed unreal. Of course we’ve tried to make the best of it … but, I’ll admit that I’ve felt “off” all year … until Monday night. What happened Monday night? … for me, it was “Live at the Masters” … seriously. I just...

Thomas Sean Connery

Greetings Golfers, Last week, the world lost everyone’s favorite James Bond – Sean Connery. Actually, his full name was Thomas Sean Connery. You can never have enough Toms … especially when it comes to golf: Old Tom Morris, Tommy Armour, Tom Watson, Tom...