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...