Beth and I had our fourth lesson with Fred this past Monday and continued to work on our game. I wanted Fred to have another look at my iron game quickly, but was mostly focused on starting to work on my short game as the majority of my lost strokes this spring have been inside … Continue reading Golf Lesson #4: Swing Check-Up and Short Game
After being teased for a couple of weeks with nice weather and announcements from courses that they were going to open, followed by cold and snow that prevented them from opening, courses finally did open up last week. Beth and I managed to get a couple rounds in at the Calgary G&CC after work during … Continue reading The Road to Scratch Update: First Taste of Spring
The inspiration for this post comes from my buddy Matt over at Simple Vines (http://simplevines.com/) who is a golf fanatic in addition to a wine fanatic. He went out for his first round of the season with his brother last week and had an interesting story to tell me which covered a plethora of golf … Continue reading Golf Etiquette Fail: Don’t Be That Guy!
Not all golf instructors are created equal. The right one for someone else may not be the best fit for you and your goals. The first mistake you can make is thinking that hiring any golf coach is going to help your game to the same degree. That isn't necessarily true. If you're serious about … Continue reading Selecting the Right Golf Instructor for You
With all the anticipation and build up to The Masters, it always seems to come and go so quickly. Monday morning after The Masters is a tough one. No scores to look up, no streaming, no coverage to look forward to. No more hype as to who will dawn the green jacket this year. There … Continue reading Post Masters Blues and the Arrival of Spring
A while ago I wrote a general article about pace of play in golf (click here to read it), speaking mostly in generalities and referring primarily to amateur golf. I provided quite a few tips on what amateurs can do to keep up with a golf course's recommended pace of play guidelines. I felt somewhat … Continue reading Pace of Play – Part II
Unsolicited swing advice Unless you have an understanding with someone, don't try and fix their golf swing on the course. Keep it to the range, or let someone qualified give your buddy swing advice. Just because your handicap is 14 and your friend is a 20 doesn't make you qualified. If you try and Hank Haney … Continue reading Golf Etiquette Truth #8
All golfers protect their egos to varying degrees. Some are rock solid while others are delicate flowers that need constant nurturing. Some egos are inflated beyond reality and some are deflated beyond reality. In our own way, we all try and protect our golfing egos in an attempt to keep our confidence high. How we view … Continue reading Protecting Your Golf Ego: Where’s The Line?
The third golf stop during our Palm Springs trip was at the SilverRock Resort Arnold Palmer Classic Golf Course. We were greeted at the bag drop by two friendly gents who opened our car doors and wouldn't dare let us take the clubs out of the trunk ourselves. Not completely necessary, but a very nice … Continue reading Review: SilverRock Resort Golf Course
After a week of golf in Palm Springs followed by a week trying to acclimatize back to the cold Calgary winter, Beth and I were back at the Country Club Sunday for another golf lesson. Fred was pleased to hear that we had some encouraging results in Palm Springs, particularly with our iron games. With … Continue reading Golf Lesson #3 – A Temperamental Driver