Day One Entry: May 15, 2015

3 bogies rest pars for a 39 at harbor Park.
Able to manipulate my shots. Move head forward for low shot. Move head behind ball for higher arch shot. Did not bend completely but let club drop. Kept upright stance and struck ball better.

Funny how you take even slight nuances in your swing for granted. It’s only when you have problems you see what you’re really doing. And more importantly why.

63° Clear
Harbor Park Golf Course, Wilmington, CA, United States

Hole-In-One Certificate

Never had one myself, but I know a whole slew of folks who did.

Funny thing is your group gets excited but the starters or the guys behind the counter don’t.  Personally I feel it’s a let down.  Wouldn’t you be more apt to remember a course that treated you right and seriously consider playing there again since you are treated so well?

In fact these are not that uncommon.  Actuaries at Hole In One insurance companies have calculated the chance of an average golfer making a hole in one at approximately 12,500 to 1, and the odds of a tour professional at 2,500 to 1.

May the odds be ever in your favor.  Look no further.

Every course should have this form available to those people who are lucky enough to score a hole in one.  Simply download this FILLABLE PDF file and print it out and give it to the lucky guy or gal who made their hole-in-one at your golf course.  At the very least someone may read this certificate and think lightening will strike twice and God forbid you actually get added business from a little piece of paper.

GK-Hole-In-One-Certificate
GK-Hole-In-One-Certificate by Greenskeeper.org

For the Hole-In-One Certificate sponsored by Greenskeeper.org, download the file:  Click HERE

Chasing that $&#%! White Ball into the Hole

Ever know you were standing on that precipice of a spectacular round of golf only to stumble, trip collapse (insert failure metaphor here)?  

Well it’s happened to me in spades today.  Here is my little ode to my love/hate relationship with golf. 

You cursed round little ball. You do not care which way you fall. You just won’t fall my way. Pure and simple. Why?  Are you not round enough?  Are you not clean enough?  Perhaps I need to move the change in one pocket to another?  

Whatever the reason I will never admit to operator error. It’s all your fault. 

Golf Quotes

Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.

~Grantland Rice

Henry Grantland Rice was an early 20th-century American sportswriter known for his elegant prose. His writing was published in newspapers around the country and broadcast on the radio.  I believed he penned the “Four Horsemen” of Notre Dame.

“Outlined against the blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again.  In dramatic lore they were known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, and Death.  These are only aliases.  Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley, and Layden.”

Friday Foursome featuring Liam Warburton from Complete Player Golf

Here is another edition of the Friday Foursome.  This one featuring Liam Warburton from Complete Player Golf.  Golf Psych by trade, he gives some pretty solid advice to us Weekend Warriors out there to grind through and possibly play some good golf in the process.

I for one appreciate the fact he gave an inciteful answer to my question.  Never realized that the “yips” could be because you feel anxious or emotional.  Keep your feelings in check and focus on execution of the shot instead of letting the heat of the moment get the better of you.  Fine motor skills go out the window when you’re uncomfortable.  And most important trust your skill set.

Enjoy!

P.S. I managed to get another question on the show …. again.  And for the record Ricky, I will never show my face.  I am shy.  Deal with it.  LOL.  #shy #afaceonlyamothercouldlove LOL

Chasing a little white ball, one hole at a time.