Thursday, November 10, 2011
When is enough enough? John Daly withdrew from an event in Australia this week because he ran out of golf balls. It all started when he hit a wrong ball out of a bunker and proceeded to three putt from a few feet. On the next hole he hit 7 balls into the same water hazard. Are you kidding me! I used to think this guy was great for golf, and he was for a while, but this has turned into a circus. Johnny boy has withdrew over 30 times in the last 10 years. He is a complete embarrassment for himself and anyone who gives him an invitation to play in an event. Attitude is everything in golf and you have to have a good one to be on top. Big John has the worst one and he is fittingly at the bottom. His current world ranking...666!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The term accelerate in putting is getting a lot of you in big trouble. Yes the putter head should accelerate but only at the right time. Bad putters move the putter head the fastest after impact because they think they need to accelerate. Doing this really hinders your distance control and roll of the ball. Good putters get their putter head up to top speed quickly in the forward swing and maintain that speed until impact and then it gradually slows down. To make it simple: If you struggle with distance your backstroke is probably too short and you are accelerating the club head too late(after impact). In order to improve: Practice a backstroke that is longer than your follow through. It will seem very "punchy", but that is ok. Let the weight of the ball slow you momentum of the putter. Light grip pressure helps. Any added force at impact or after impact is deadly!!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Who is the best golfer in the world right now? Is it Luke Donald? Is it Rory McIlroy? Bill Haas? No I don't think so. How about Yani Tseng? You heard me. Yani Tseng. I don't watch a lot of women's golf but everytime I turn on the TV and they are talking women's golf they always mention her. She has 11 worldwide victories this year! That is incredible. She has a great mindset, is very focused, practices hard, and does not tinker with her swing too much once she gets into competition. All of these are nice ingredients to becoming great. Everyone could learn a thing or two from the way she conducts herself. Her swing is not too bad either! And by the way, she is only 22 years old.