Distance vs. Distance control

Every club manufacturer on earth claims their latest, greatest driver delivers more distance… More distance than your current driver. More distance than the competitor’s driver. More distance than the driver they just introduced six months ago. C’mon! How can that be? “More distance” is such an over used, overblown claim, it’s become an industry cliche. Think about the realities of … Read More

“Forget-About-It” Golf

In golf, it’s not the stuff you forget that really messes you up, it’s all the stuff you try to remember. “Keep your head down. Cock your wrists. Maintain your spine angle. Delay your release.” Forget about it! If you have a checklist like that running through your head, you’re not going to hit a good shot. Hi. I’m John … Read More

Games are meant to be played.

At some point, every golfer who plays the game regularly gets fed up. You go home after a bad round, swear off the game forever with a flurry of expletives, and hang up your clubs in the garage. Too much frustration. Too much pressure. Too much grinding, practicing, working, and not enough good old-fashioned fun. All too often golf becomes … Read More

Surrendering to your authentic swing.

Let’s face it. The brink of disaster is a familiar place for most golfers. When things really start to fall apart, the standard operating procedure usually goes like this: First you go to the driving range and beat some balls, hoping to find your swing. If you can’t find “it,” you start to experiment with the latest tip from the … Read More

The Wonders of Putting – Aim is everything.

Many of the golfers we see in The Villages putt with a troubling sense of wonder. As in, “I wonder if I’m lined up correctly.” “I wonder if I’m reading this right” “I wonder if this is the right putter for me.” “I wonder if I should change my grip.” “I wonder if my stroke is too long, or too … Read More

How to find more distance, without losing the fairway.

It’s a trade-off that all golfers face… more yards off the tee in exchange for fewer fairways. Distance for accuracy. Hit it short and keep it in play, or just grip it and rip it. If the rational mind ruled the world, we’d opt for accuracy every time. Because the fact is, extra yards off the tee will not help … Read More

Expand your Circle of Trust in putting.

Everyone has their own personal circle of trust… that distance from the hole on a straight putt where you’re actually confident enough to bet on the outcome. What if the bet was $1000? When the chips are down, would it be four feet? Two feet? Or a puny six inches? Missing those stupid little putts is seldom a matter of … Read More

Jordon Speith’s little putting problem

Jordon Speith’s win at the Tour Championship sealed the deal… Player of the year, Fed Ex Champion, winner of more than twenty million dollars on tour in one season. And it wouldn’t have happened if he hadn’t corrected one little (big) thing with his putting: His aim. “I felt my alignment with my putter was a bit off, and it … Read More

How to get more distance, even if you’re over 60.

Everyone wants to find a few extra yards off the tee. Doesn’t matter if you’re 60 or 16, distance matters. But for the vast majority of weekend golfers, swinging harder isn’t the solution. You might hit it a little bit farther, but you’ll also miss more fairways and lose more golf balls. Net gain: Nothing. In fact, you might just … Read More