Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 24:24 of Murphys Laws of Golf

Finally Day 24:24 of Murphys Laws of Golf:  Don't spend a lot of money on a putter until you've had a chance to throw it to see if it survives.  You will save a lot of money in the long run.  Fore!!!

Then get a big new grip!!!!  hehe  I just couldn't resist.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 23:24 of Murphys Laws of Golf

Day 23:24 of Murphys Laws of Golf:  A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is usually not yours.  Make sure before hitting it!!!!  Fore!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

22:24 Days of Murphys Laws of Golf

Day 22:24 of Murphys Laws of Golf:  There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands:  how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.  Practice checking, you will be surprised at what you discover.  Fore!!! 

Getting Back to the Basics

Today was one of those gorgeous days in McKinney Texas that if you didn't get out on the greens you should have had your head examined.  Wow, the skies were bright blue, slight breeze, and greens were actually green!  It was a long winter that started last summer when our family had a tragedy that placed an elderly disabled parent in our care for 10 months until just recently.   It was time to venture back into the learning curve of the game of golf.

Today was just the day to do so.  With clubs, shoes, tees, and a favorable smile....I took Betty Boop off my driver and headed for the driving range at my favorite local golfcourse, Oak Hollow. (see the great pic of the green).   I did actually remember my lessons from a year ago, of course, watching the golf channel has helped to mentally trigger my lessons in preparation for the swing.  I got a couple airballs, ouch... though for the most part I was driving well, sweet redemption.

After swinging at a bucket of balls, it was time to concentrate on the short game.  Did I mention before, I love my super big grip...oh yea, I guess I did.  Sorry I just can't help myself ...I love my big grip on my putter.  It is so much easier to keep the putter head from turning slightly.  Will any of you admit that you suck at putting?  No...I didn't think so.  We are all evolving right?  The biggest issue I have at the moment is I either hit it too hard or too soft.  I guess I have to spend more time putting to learn the touch I need to get the job done. 

I remember my lesson with golf instructor Travis Stockholm who said, "Start putting from 3 feet out, do it 25 times in row, then move out to 4 feet and then to 5 feet.  If you miss...start over."  Can we say at this rate 4 feet is miles away.   FORE!!!!!!