Your Private Practice Facility

Your Private Practice Facility

PRACTICE! PRACTICE!  PRACTICE! All of our lives we have heard that to do anything well requires a lot of practice.  We’ve heard that in school, in sports, you name it.  Why should golf be any different.  Some players have natural talent and pick up the game easily.  However, even these players who quickly move to the 90’s, then 80’s and into the 70’s play a lot of golf to get there.  They also put in a lot of practice.  Most…

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The Round That Got Away

The Round That Got Away

I believe it is undeniable, no matter who you are, you get on the course one day and nothing works.  We’ve seen pros shoot rounds of way too many shots over par.  For the amateur, it’s that round that can be 7 to 10 shots over your average.  A round like that is nothing but pure frustration.  Oh, you can and will hit some bad shots in a round but these rounds have more bad shots than usual. My regular…

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Road to Game Improvement II

Road to Game Improvement II

As I looked to follow up on my recent blog “Road to Game Improvement I”, I realized that I should actually track my game at this point so the information and results I may relate to you will be current.  So guess there will be a “Road to Game Improvement III”. I then realized that I recently have started something to improve the consistency of my ball striking.  I had become very frustrated on the fairways and sometimes off the…

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Road to Game Improvement I

Road to Game Improvement I

How is your game?  Do you want to improve?  Of course you do, everyone wants to play better golf. What is your road to improvement?  Believe me it is personal to you.  I can’t tell you what your road is.  I can give you a list of ways I believe you can approach improvement and you can choose what you want to do.  I can only tell you what I do.  What I currently choose as my road to improvement….

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Do You Watch the LPGA?

Do You Watch the LPGA?

I believe, for whatever reason, most men do not watch women’s sports.  They actually say that the game is not of the caliber of the mens game and not fun to watch.  The usual exception is a man whose daughter or granddaughter is into sports and plays a sport.  They might play baseball or softball, soccer, basketball, swimming, water polo, golf, etc.  These Dads and Granddads support the girls.  They have a vested interest in watching and rooting for their…

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A Blog by and for Amateur Golfers

A Blog by and for Amateur Golfers

I have been asked why I started this website.  The answer, like everything in life, is not necessarily simple.  I love golf.  My wife calls it an obsession.  Obviously, she is not into golf.  At this time in my life I play golf on average 3 times a week.  I also watch golf on television and on Fridays I watch golf after playing golf.  All that being said, it is easy to become inundated with golf equipment ads, on-line lessons,…

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A Tale of Two Nines Part II

A Tale of Two Nines Part II

Why do we play the way we do?  I’m speaking to most Amateurs. When I wrote the original post, I never envisioned a Part II.  However, after playing golf today, one of my Partners, Brian, said ‘why did you ever write that post about the two nines’.  He was referring more to the bad holes, bad swings, bad chips and bad putts that creep into our game. Some of us have been playing golf longer than others, but we all…

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Golf – A Tale of Two Nines

Golf – A Tale of Two Nines

Welcome to the ultimate in Frustration. How can I play so well but only for about nine of the eighteen holes?  What does it take to play a full round, eighteen holes, without stupid mistakes?  Without lapses in concentration, missing or wrong swing thoughts.  The dreaded topped fairway wood.  The fat iron shot.  The bladed wedge.  Why? I’m sure you all know what I mean.  I’m sure it happens to you or has happened to you in the past.  Let’s…

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Jordan Spieth’s Miracle Chip

Jordan Spieth’s Miracle Chip

Skill, Luck or some of both. I hope you watched Sunday’s final round in the Traveler’s championship.  Exciting isn’t saying enough. Not that I wished Berger any ill will but I must say I was rooting for Jordan Spieth. Jordan has played good golf this year but we, as the public, as well as the PGA community expect more from the 23 year old.  Maybe that’s not fair but it is true. Watching on Sunday, it began with Jordan making…

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Rally for the Cure

Rally for the Cure

The morning air was cool as women golfers, both members and guests, arrived in the parking lot of the Discovery Bay Country Club.  They were greeted by male club members who took their bags, showed them to their carts and told them where to sign-in for the tournament. On September 22, 2016, the 9-Hole women’s group in the Discovery Bay Country Club held their Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament.  We are a small Country Club at the eastern end of…

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