Archive for the ‘Course Management’ Category

ARE GOLF BALLS HARMING YOUR GAME?

My friends at MyGolfSpy have again hit a home run for the evaluation of golf balls. This study is way overdue and every golfer needs to understand what the report says so that they can help their game in a similar way we change clubs to help our game.
See the full report at the link provided to help improve your game.

https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/

I am currently under review of the written data herein printed and a physical examination of the data results. Hope this nudge will help you do the same.
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ALTERNATE TO LASER

Thanks USGA. We find that there appears to be a change in the use of measuring devices on the golf course during play. A summary of the full story is included in the related article below written by my friends at MyGolfSpy:

Arccos and the USGA

If you have ever used GPS system instead of a Laser unit, this ARCCOS system appears to be the answer we have been looking to discover. I have been using a hard copy distance layout created on my computer awaiting this decision from the USGA. We have all been statically keeping our shot information round by round and trying to keep it in our brains. Some have been transcribing and moving to spread sheets. With this decision there may be an elimination of the yardage book so meticulously maintained by tour caddies and players.

Personally, I consider this a good investment for those seeking help on the course. It will be interesting to see if each of the other system will step up and get approval from the USGA on their systems.

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unlocking-your-true-golf-potential-is-a-mindset

Thanks to the guys at GolfWRX, here is another great article for golfers searching for their potential.

Unlocking Your Golf Potential

This is one of the better articles on the mysteries of the mind and how it functions. Especially for those of use who are still striving (i.e. 65-years later) for the ultimate in performance on the course. I recently experienced the great advise contained here by shooting a poor front nine of 48 and followed with a back nine of 36 (including a triple-bogey).

Follow the advise and you will find that golf is a much better game.

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Harness your subconscious mind to launch thought-free shots

Thanks to Golf.com, here is a word for word reprint from my favorite instructor, Dr. T.J. Tomasi, which has help improve my game with more than any other swing thought.

There are all kinds of things to think about during a swing. That can be a benefit, or a detractor. It’s up to you to decide which.

Ben Hogan once said, “The downswing is no place to give yourself a lesson.” Coming from the game’s ultimate perfectionist, the sentiment speaks volumes about the perils of overthinking your motion.

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SLOW PLAY – SNAILS PACE COMMENTARY

The August 08th issue of Global Golf Post – The August 08 issue of Global Golf Post (see link below) has published the latest in a series of golf related stories which expound the problems with slow play. It appears that the methods used at the local club level are outside the understanding of the various professional organizations and the players who continue to commit these problems. Therefore, I suggest that the answer is in the documentation that is given to the players are the tee. Attached to the pin sheets should be a simple listing of times from tee time to finish of the hole.
There is No Sweetness in a Snail’s Pace

A player would then know that from the first tee when he must complete the hole. The time is consistent for every player and builds an allowable buffer should the player have problems. If the player is fortunate to enough to make better than par on the hole the time will build and allow for extra time on the next hole should trouble be incurred. This would hold the time of play at a consistent standard and every one would know the format for completion.

Most marshal’s around the country at every golf course handles this problem with ease and professionalism within the framework of daily play. There will always be problems with players who push the envelope and play much faster than time the framework but being in contact with the group in front of you is never a problem and we can avoid the creating idiots which created last week’s U-Tube video.

If you have any comments, please sign in yourself and forward comments on this article for everyone to better understand the benefits of knowing the rules and advancing the game of golf.

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LAUNCH MONITOR vs TRAINING AID – SC200 SWING CADDIE 2

Just received my new SC200 Swing Caddie 2 launch monitor and am working on seeing just how well it correlates with my club information from the past. This appears to be a very good device with some very neat functions. Though this does not have the massive number of functions necessary for club fitting purposes it does provide the every day player the expert advise necessary to improve the game. MySpyGolf.com did the first review of the SC100 version with mixed results, but below you will see Hacker’s Paradise’s review which points out the benefit of upgrade in the following link:

Swing Caddie SC200 Personal Launch

The devices is available from many locations (estimated at $349.99) but the best thing that everyone can understand is that it is much better for the player improvement as a training aide as opposed the launch monitor (i.e. Trackman, Flightscope, etc.) which is used by most of industry professionals for club fitting and equipment tweaking.

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USGA DISTANCE STUDY

Thanks to the USGA, attached below is a link to one of the most comprehensive studies on ‘off-the-tee’ distance studies I have seen in years. You will find the various parts and pieces of this report came from most of the tournament and tour websites. However, to find all this information in a single place is outstanding.

USGA DISTANCE STUDY

After reading the study you will see that technology has increased distance with about the same degree of advancement we have seen on the advancements in training and concentration placed on these facets of our game since the late 1990’s.

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Roll Players: New Golf Balls for 2016

Thanks to Golf Magazine and author Rob Sauerhaft, at the link below, you will find a good examination of the newest golf balls models available on the market for 2016 which could improve your game. In my estimation each player should take the time to review new editions of their current balls and any reasonably close ball in the same category. That is to say that, 1) slow swingers should look at most of the new low compression balls which offer greater distance; 2) Better players should look at the premium balls for these categories and 3) don’t forget the possibility of fashion color choices for each of the types of balls.

Roll Players – New Golf Balls for 2016

Hopefully, interested golfers will review the list and find that ball which is good for your game.

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Report – Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Have you ever wondered how your game compares to your playing partners? Now, you can see a statistical report that supports your game performance. Again friends at MyGolfSpy.com have complied a great report for you to use in evaluating your game and gives you information for your local discussion boards with fellow golf enthusiasts. Look at the link below to see the facts about your game of golf.

Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Included here you will find all the points of comparison for you to review your game and find any places where you can improve. Great information for you starts to improve the game.

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Great Lessons learned during 2016 Masters

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of the 2016 Masters and all the related events therein due to work. However, I would like to record my thoughts (even at this late time) on what I have heard and seen in replay. Before beginning any comments on the events of the day, I do want to congratulate Danny Willet on his win and I would also like to thank everyone who participated for making this year Masters another great event.

In my opinion, more comments will be written about Jordan’s breakdown that Danny’s win. Furthermore, I believe that analysis of Jordan’s play early on the back nine will be as much help to me as much as how he finished. I will never compete at Jordan’s level but I can still learn so that some day I hopefully won’t encounter a similar fate.

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