Golf technique doesn’t always matter

It’s easy to forget what we’re trying to do. Oftentimes we think we need to hold the club in a specific way or swing the club in a certain way to get the result we want. This is not always the case. Sometimes golf technique isn’t so important. Your objective should be to get the…

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Just putting

Just putting. No noise. No distractions. A beer to the side. Gotta love daylight savings and the Melbourne sandbelt.

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Why do golfers get frustrated?

Golfer: Why do golfers get frustrated? Me: Because they think too much about hitting the stupid ball. We lack trust in ourselves to do it our way – we tend to focus too much on conforming to the status quo and worry about having a pretty swing or standing out. Ultimately this leads us to…

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Don’t go in the water …

Don’t hit it out of bounds. Watch out for the deep rough. Please don’t three-putt. It’s easy to focus on what we don’t want. We can get all caught up on the bad things and forget about what it is we’re trying to do. The best attitude you can have is to focus on what…

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Putting long and short?

So you’re struggling to get a handle on the speed of the greens. You’re hitting putts both long and short of the hole and you have no feel. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You have a couple of options in this instance. Here’s the first… … you can try and mentally figure out the line and…

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Some golf trick shots

Do you reckon that these guys hatch on their technique? Or do you think they just dream up inventive ways to simply whack the ball? Look and hit looks like the order of the day. Certainly looks fun…

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A story about bunker shots

I joined the local public golf course when I was 15 years old. The course was built on an old dumping ground and I remember being able to smell the methane gas of the rotting rubbish. The course was nothing flash and within a few years I knew every bit of that course. The part…

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Maybe the best quote in relation to golf coaches

Scotty is a legend. He looks at golf instruction from a different perspective. He thinks us golfers are a crazy lot and need to back our learning capabilities more. Last week he sent the below quote to me. I wasn’t expecting it but it rocked me – maybe the best quote I’ve seen in relation to the…

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