Saturday, February 28, 2015

5 things to talk about on the course: "Parks and Rec," the world's unluckiest athlete, and llamas

Derrick Rose: We hope we're not saying bye bye for good to the Chicago Bulls superstar as well, but this is getting tough to watch. Rose, 26, tore his miniscus in his right knee for a second time in 16 months. He previously tore his ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs. In other words, the man who became the youngest MVP in NBA history less than four years ago now might have more future uncertainty with his athletic career than Tiger Woods. Sad. Let's remember a better time. Here are three ridiculous dunks he had in one half of a playoff game against the Heat in 2011. What a freak. 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beer and Golf





Sometimes, after playing golf, I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed.  Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.  If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
Babe Ruth

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
Winston Churchill



"When I read about the evils of drinking after golfing I gave up reading."
Paul Horning



"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
H. L. Mencken


"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin When we commit no sin,
we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
George Bernard Shaw


"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Benjamin Franklin


"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.
Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
Dave Barry


BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 B.C.!
W. C. Fields


Remember "I" before "E," except in Budweiser.
Professor Irwin Corey


To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group. Salvation in a can!
Leo Durocher
One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson:
"Well, ya see, Norm, it's like this.. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members!  In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cobra, TaylorMade, and Adams Fairway Metal Sale!

      



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Great Deal on Bridgestone E6 Golf Balls. $21.99 per Dozen.


Butch on Tiger: “I have no idea what biomechanics is…”


Butch on Tiger: “I have no idea what biomechanics is…”




In an interview with Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte, Butch Harmon said he’d be “more than happy” to spend a couple hours with Tiger Woods if he called asking for help with his game.
No one’s holding their breath on that one. As Harmon said, Tiger’s pride won’t let him make the call, even though the conversation may lead to a solution.
Also in the the interview, and what may provide more insight into the state of Tiger’s game, was the last quote in Rosaforte’s interview.

“I have no idea what biomechanics is,” Harmon Said. “And I’m being serious.”

That’s interesting. Tiger’s path toward golfing perfection led him to now ex-golf coach, Sean Foley, and his current swing advisor, Chris Como, who are both experts in the field of biomechanics.

Under Harmon, one of the most respected coaches in golf, Tiger won eight major championships. Yet Harmon has no idea what biomechanics is? That’s quite the juxtaposition, even if Butch wasn’t being 100 percent serious.

Woods’ game nowadays, under the watchful eyes of biomechanics experts, is plagued by tournament-ending injuries and problems with his short game. And he hasn’t won a major since 2008, before he changed his swing to be more biomechanically correct with Foley.

The Tiger of today talks about his body being “explosive” and “deactivation” of his “kinetic chain.” Maybe we’d see more of him on the PGA Tour if retraced his steps and explored the path he traveled before he became so obsessed with moving perfectly?

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Secret to "Monster" Drives.





Golf Weekly Deal repeats as a clear winner again this week.  They are always top performers in the BS category with all their unbelievable claims for their products and they have gone back into their warehouse full of “secrets” that only top tour players know about and if you will pull out a credit card they will “share” this one with you.


Every time I open one of their emails the same question comes to mind – “Do you really think golfers are that stupid?”
 
This week you can go to their website and watch the video or rather listen to their presentation of why buying this new secret pill from them is going to make dramatically better without doing anything else - no practice, nothing..........

All you have to do is "Take Two-Capsules Twice A Day On An Empty Stomach, Every Day, No Matter If You’re Playing Golf Or Not. (It Needs To “Build Up” In Your System.) If You Will Be Playing Golf, Take A Dose Of Golf Fuel 30 Minutes Before Playing And Another Dose At The Turn."

This came in email box yesterday:


Smack 'monster' drives with this 1 sneaky golf trick…


Golf Weekly Deal <info@GolfWeeklyDeal.com>

Hey it’s golf nut, Dr. Frank Green and I recently discovered an odd little trick that’s helping me hit LONGER drives and LOWER scores… and the surprising thing is, this trick is NOT another club, video lesson or swing gadget…

Nope. It’s something so NEW and DIFFERENT that only the top Touring Professionals even know it exists. That’s why I wanted to be the FIRST to reveal it to you before it becomes "front page news."

Check out this odd tip for yourself by clicking on the video screen below…

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1 Sneaky TRICK for Better Golf

Keep ‘em long and straight,

Dr. Frank Green

P.S. Don’t laugh, this weird little trick actually works…

For those of you that don't believe this bull shit you can get some good help by visiting my website for free help with your game.   http://essentiallygolf.com/



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Iron Sale Today Only 25% Off TaylorMade, Cobra, and More!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Golf Central: Love to get second shot as RC captain!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Great Deals for Golfers.

I thought this was worth passing on.


Furyk Takes the Lead with My Favorite Golf Swing.


Friday, February 13, 2015

5 Things to Talk About on the Course This Weekend

5 things to talk about on the course: "50 Shades Of Grey," NBA All-Star Game, and Tiger Woods

By Alex Myers

From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf:
  1. Famous people dying: Billy Casper. Dean Smith. Jerry Tarkanian. Bob Simon. David Carr. All in the last week. Kindly stop, universe.

2. Tiger Woods: The 14-time major champ isn't dead, but many think his golf career is. After a brutal 47 holes to start 2015 that included a bunch of stunningly bad chips/pitches, his highest score as a pro (82), and a third WD in his last eight starts, Woods' future has never seemed so murky -- and never more likely to induce an hour-long conversation discussing all the possible things that are wrong with him.
Related: An unauthorized history of Tiger Woods' jeans.

 3. "Better Call Saul": On a more positive note, AMC's "Breaking Bad" spinoff got off to a record-breaking start in its debut. Bob Odenkirk is spectacular as lawyer James McGill (the show starts in the pre-Saul Goodman era) and is totally capable of carrying a show. Of course, I'm not expecting it to be as good as "Breaking Bad" -- I mean, other than "The Wire," what is? -- but there is some major potential here.
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Tenuous golf connection: "50 Shades Of Grey" co-star Dakota Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson, aka David Simms from "Tin Cup."

4. NBA All-Star Weekend: First off, there's no better All-Star game in sports than the NBA All-Star Game. It's like actually watching a video game. For 46 minutes, the best players in the world just pull off ridiculous dunks and shoot three-pointers before actually playing defense and running plays for the final two minutes. Speaking of dunking and shooting threes, there's also All-Star Saturday night, which features those two contests (Minnesota rookie Zach LaVine is getting a lot of hype in the dunk contest and the three-point contest is loaded). Unfortunately, those fun events always seem to coincide with Valentine's Day, but hey, that's why DVR was invented.
PHOTOS: The year in golf WAGs.


5. "50 Shades Of Grey": Finally, this week in "things I'll be forced to watch by my fiancee," we turn to this movie, which has to be the most highly-anticipated film ever. People absolutely lost their minds when just the trailer was released. I don't get it. Haven't erotic novels been around long before Fabio started posing for their covers? Why has this one captivated everyone so much? Regardless, if you're not at least aware of this movie coming to theaters this weekend and can't name its two co-stars (Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, you're welcome), you run the risk of being ostracized by every female in your life.

Tiger Woods Needs Butch Harmon


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorenstam and Tiger Woods: When Is It Time To Go?


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Training Aid That Will Either Help Your Swing or Kill You!


PGA Tour is Hard to Win on These Days!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ecco Golf Shoe Sale.

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I first tried ECCO golf shoes in 2007. From the moment I slipped the BIOM on, it was clear this was the most comfortable golf shoe I'd ever worn. Once you try it, you won't ever consider another brand. They're that good.

    Sizing:                 Feels true to size
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Golf Practice Routine.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Practice Routine.

Do you need to practice your golf swing in order to improve? How much should you practice? What should you be practicing? Of the Golfers that stay inconsistent, regardless of what they do to improve ... I have found that they fall into one of the below three categories:

#1 Do you don't practice enough?


I'd like to use an analogy to make a point about improving your golf swing. Does a Professional Football Player need go to practice each week before a game?

Silly question ... but also it applies to your golf game. Because even though that Football Player is one of the top athletes in the world and one of the top skilled athletes ... he still needs to practice just to maintain his/her skill level. I’m not even talking about improving ... they need to practice just to maintain.

Now let’s take this analogy to the Professional Golfer ... do they need to practice? Oh sorry - that probably is another silly question - as the answer is “of course they do!”

Yet, if the best Golfers in the world need to practice at least 2 times a week just to maintain their skill level ... and their skill level is already high ... how much do you need to practice just to maintain what you have?

The question isn't whether you should or should not practice to improve your golf swing.  The question should be - how much do you need to practice just to maintain your current level?

#2 Do you practice too much?

How much is too much practice? Too much is when you go out to the driving range with 3 or more things to work on in your golf swing.  This often leads to Golfers drifting from golf tip to golf tip – trying new things each swing until they find something that works.

Once they find something that works … they usually stick with it until it stops working.  Yet, once it's not working anymore … it’s on to finding something else that helps you to hit the golf ball better.

That is until that next golf tip stops working and the whole process of “Fiddling” with your golf swing starts over again.

As there’s no doubt that it’s better to practice 1 time a week and play 1 time a week versus playing and not practicing.  The former (play once and practice once) is probably better for you than practicing 4 times a week and not playing at all.

However, you need to find what your perfect ratio of practice to play is.  Each person is going to have a different ratio of how much to practice and how much to play. 

And although some Golfers will have a ratio that’s perfect for them – I often see many Golfers that practice too much.  So when you do see the Golfer that practices much more than they play ... you usually see a Golfer that struggles taking their golf swing to the golf course.

Why?

Because if a Golfer practices their swing too much – they often carry that practice mentality onto the golf course where they aren’t in the right frame of mind to play golf.  They become too focused on working on all the things they worked on while on the driving range – and their golf swing and their scores suffer.

Try to find your optimum ratio of practice to play.  Yes, you need to practice … however, just as importantly – you need to be able to play without thinking about your practice.

#3 Do you don’t know what to practice?

Perhaps the worst of all is not knowing what to practice.  Many Golfers hit the practice range – just for the simple fact of … hitting golf balls.  Or because they just read about a new tip and they want to see if it works.

However, when a Golfer goes to the driving range just to hit golf balls without a PLAN – they’re setting themselves up for disaster. Do you think a 1 handicap or a PGA/LPGA Tour Player goes to the driving range just to hit golf balls? Of course not. They have something specific they’re going to work on.

Do you know any Golfers that say - "I don't practice anymore because whenever I practice ... I get worse."

I hear that every day in emails from Golfers that are struggling. They have stopped practicing because practice doesn't help them.

Not knowing what to practice turns your golf game into a rollercoaster of highs and lows – that ends just like all rollercoasters end … in the same place it began.  Golfers that go to hit golf balls without knowing what to practice stay inconsistent Golfers for the rest of their lives.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Swing Plane Explained Wonderfully in This Video.

This is the best explanation of the swing plane I have seen.  I have explained on many occasion that the golf swing is a baseball swing tilted.  Charlie King demonstrates this beautifully.  Watch this and you will finally understand what swing on plane really means.

Charlie King is as dedicated as I am to trying to getting people to understand that the golf swing really can be explained in a simple fashion and there are no secrets, much less secrets that you need to pay for.

I love the motto for his blog "Simple Solutions for a Complex Game".








Anirban Lahiri Wins Maybank Malaysian Open


Friday, February 6, 2015

The Golf Channel and Michael Breed Win The BSOW Award This Week!



My BSOW Award goes to Michael Breed and The Golf Fix on The Golf Channel for this video on how to shape your golf shots.


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I don’t pretend to know more about the golf swing than anybody in the world, but after 35+ years of studying it, teaching it, and applying logic to it I have learned a few things.  I also played well enough to play in a couple of PGA Tour events and several PGA Club Professional Championships so I had to know something about shaping a shot and I can tell you right now that to fade or draw the ball there is no reason to change your entire swing path.  Slicing and hooking are something different.


To fade the ball you simply grip the club with the club face slightly open and to draw the ball you grip it slightly closed and take your normal swing.  The last thing you want to do in the heat of competition is to be reshaping your path.


Has anyone ever talked about Ben Hogan swinging from outside to in?  No!  He was very particular about how he gripped the club to achieve his fade.


Michael Breed is excellent at putting on an entertaining show, but his knowledge and teaching ability are a little suspect.


Now that I’ve blown off steam for the week, I hope everyone has a great weekend and between the PGA Tour, The European Tour, and the LPGA Tour there is a lot of great golf even without Tiger.