There’s No Remarks Column! It’s been too long since I posted something… I have some excuses….. upshot is the last nine months have ended in a small change….. of continent…..! Back to the important stuff! As with most Covid related issues things are settling down – we’re accepting things we believe we cannot change and […]

Why Do We Play Golf….?

To keep myself occupied and get my golf “fix” during this Covid 19 lockdown period I’ve been wandering around on You Tube looking at some of the golf content posted there. There’s plenty – from Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf series featuring players like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros and […]

Putter Fitting 101

I’ve talked about falling in love with putting and, in my experience, that starts with loving your putter – having something that, when you pull it out of the bag, you trust it to stroke the ball where you want it to go. As we are all different physiologically it stands to reason that our […]

More on Fitness…. and Distance

I’ve categorised this under swing tips – but it could just as easily fit under Management or Mental…… I’m sure we’ve all heard about Bryson de Chambeau having taken his scientific approach to golf into the gym to increase his distance. Current stats from last season show his driving distance at 304 yards which puts […]

It’s Built In!

My previous post “How Far”…. Part 2 in swing tips discussed the fact that the longest hitters in the game have a genetic advantage over the rest of us. Watching golf on TV I am often astounded by some of the commentators remarking about how some players generate the great distances that can hit the […]

Information or Advice?

There’s been some discussion recently regarding a disqualification at the LPGA Qualifying School as a result of a player asking for and/or receiving advice from other players or their caddies. According to the player involved it’s something that happens all the time on tour despite it being a flagrant breach of the rules. What does […]

Tee Strategies

How many of you walk onto the tee, peg the ball up anywhere and hit it? You have the opportunity to put the ball anywhere between the tee markers and up to two clublengths back from them…. so let’s use that to our best advantage. Here’s a few thing to think about. First thing to […]

How Far?….. Part 2

In a similar vein to the first “How Far” post….. but different! How far can you hit the ball? Not your yardages – they are not relevant…. although what I’m about to discuss has a direct bearing on them. No, the question here is – How far are you physically capable of hitting the ball? […]

Move only what you HAVE to….

When it comes to putting what is usually the most important requirement? Reading the line accurately, good judgement of pace? Both important but the most vital thing is quite basic. It’s lack of movement. The margin for error on a putt is usually way smaller than for any other shot in golf so it’s interesting […]

President’s Cup 2019

With President Cup Captains Ernie Els and Tiger Woods still to make their final picks in early November both have some decisions to make – and both could be swayed by some self interest! Tiger – well does Tiger pick Tiger…..? Ernie – this is an International side with the least number of South Africans […]

How Far?

How far do you hit the ball with each club? No, I didn’t ask “How far CAN you hit it” I asked how far DO you hit it……..! I play fairly regularly with a player who will virtually always take my money when he swings within himself…… but fortunately from my point of view that […]

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