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
Course Design: 8/10 Fun/Playability: 9/10 Course Conditions: 9.5/10 Service: 8/10 Value: 8.5/10 This is a review that begs to be short and sweet, with pictures doing most of the talking. Mountain Vista Golf Club is a 36 hole facility located in Palm Desert, California. The two championship layouts are called Santa Rosa and San Gorgonio. … Continue reading Review: Mountain Vista Golf Club
The Westin Mission Hills Gary Player course was the last stop for us on our Palm Springs trip, and the course did not disappoint! Located in Rancho Mirage, California, Mission Hills offers two courses, the Gary Player and Pete Dye tracks. This review is for the Gary Player course. The course can be stretched out … Continue reading Review: The Westin Mission Hills – Gary Player Course
A week in Palm Springs has come and gone way too quickly and we're immersed once again in the daily grind of a dry Calgary winter. Beth and I had a fantastic time down in Palm Springs visiting her parents and hanging with her sister Jane and brother-in-law Matt; their trip overlapped with ours for … Continue reading Escaping Winter: Palm Springs Trip!