Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gareth Maybin Golf Trick Shots

What a great fun video that makes you realize there is always more fun and ways to enjoy yourself playing golf. Some of these shots are unbelieveable ... Check 'em out!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jason Dufner golf swing from down the line

Brendan Steele Golf Swing

Under the radar: Keegan Bradley

Anyone who loves golf has got to love this leader board at the PGA.

Brendan Steele -7, Jason Dufner -7, Keegan Bradley -6, Scott Verplank -5

It just goes to show, if you took Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, and Lee Westwood, you would have 4 completely different swings and 4 great golfers.

That was then this is now ... Today, we have 4 completely different swings from 3 new players and one great veteran. Completely different swings. Seriously, take a look at these moves, not only are they different looking swings ... but they are also far from text book in most aspects of the swing. But, as we all know, the bottom line is how well you can repeatably deliver the same expected type of shot to play your own game and win!

Great luck you four and to the rest of the field in THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP!

Good Golfing to you and God Bless!

Who are these guys? They might not remain anonymous long: Local Knowledge: Golf Digest

Who are these guys? They might not remain anonymous long: Local Knowledge: Golf Digest: "Comments (0)"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ben Hogan's 'Modern Fundamentals of Golf' - Instruction -

Ben Hogan's 'Modern Fundamentals of Golf' - Instruction -

"Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf, a classic of golf instruction, first ran as a series in Sports Illustrated in 1957. (He wrote it with Herbert Warren Wind.) The magazine described it this way: 'The greatest golfer of our time has distilled all of his knowledge, his experience aid his perceptions into five extraordinary lessons which he believes will enable the average golfer to shoot in the 70s. Beginning with this issue and continuing for the next four, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is privileged to present the fruits of Hogan's wisdom.' Below are the articles from the series:"

If you have never read this book, you are either:

A.  Someone who cannot read.
B.  Someone who sort of likes golf ...
C.  Excited about bogeys.
D.  Or don't know what you are missing.

If you love golf and enjoy playing well.  You simply must read this book, but once you do, you can never go back.  It's a little bit like going into the Matrix ... but in a good way!

Good Luck in your golf and God Bless!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

10 Rules From Bubba Watson: Golf Digest

10 Rules From Bubba Watson: Golf Digest:

"6. Tee Off Like You Just Made Bogey
We all get a little angry at times after making a dumb bogey or double. How many times when that happens do we just get up on the next hole and rip it down the middle? A lot. The reason is, you're so distracted by being mad that you don't strategize too much or get balled up with swing mechanics. Try to hit every tee shot that way. Use emotion more than thought. It's amazing how your body will respond to plain old desire."

Thanks Golf Digest and Bubba for this article.  This is a good fun article for a few reasons!

1.  I love golf.
2.  I like Bubba and his have fun attitude, he is a guy I think would be a lot of fun to tee it up with.  Although I'd probably need a few holes to get used to someone hitting it past me.
3.  Chicks Dig The Long Ball!  At least that's what the subtitle was in the May 2000 article in Maximum Golf that I did about how to hit it longer.  Ahhh good times, good times!

Let's be honest, it's flat out fun to nail it!  I hope this year is your best year for driving the ball ever.  I plan to devote the bulk of my posts this golf season to driving the ball so look for more Bubba and more tips on crushing it throughout the season.

Yours Truly,
Big Dog

10 Rules From Bubba Watson Golf Instruction:

10 Rules From Bubba Watson Golf Instruction:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bubba Watson wows crowd with trick shots at Quail Hollow - Press Tent

Bubba Watson wows crowd with trick shots at Quail Hollow - Press Tent:
"CHARLOTTE, N.C.—On the fourth green early Wednesday morning at Quail Hollow, Bubba Watson turned his back to the hole, putted the ball up a big slope and watched it trickle back down toward the hole.
The crowd started cheering as the ball inched closer and closer to the hole. Watson pulled out the flagstick, stuck his arms in the air and smiled when the ball found the bottom of the cup.
“I was just being dumb,” Watson said after the pro-am. “I knew it was going to come back to the hole. I didn’t think I could make it, and make it on the first try, but somehow it went in.”
What Watson calls “being dumb” is another way of saying he’s just trying to have fun. And it’s a key reason why he’s won three times in the last year, earned a spot on last year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team and now sits at No. 10 in the World Golf Rankings."

Bubba, God Bless you man, you are a good dude that understands that life is not a dress rehearsal and it's ok to show emotion, have fun, and make people smile. Along the way your efforts might not be perfect and not everyone will have fun or share the same emotion, but, a good friend of mine reminds me that the only perfect person on the planet who ever lived died on a cross so the rest of us don't have to be perfect. So Bubba, you are an inspiration and a great big smile producing friend to many and let us all never forget that in the end it is about having fun and giving effort, not being perfect.

Happy Golfing to everyone in the beginning of this great 2011 golfing season nationwide!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Clay Pigeon Golf Shot

How good is this! Golfers are unlike athletes in any other sport, even when we are just monkeying around we are giving it all we have. This is so fun, check it out!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Steve Stricker: Steal My Feel Golf Instruction:

Steve Stricker: Steal My Feel Golf Instruction:

February 2011

My consistency off the tee really started to improve when I switched to a neutral grip, with the back of my left hand facing the target. My main focus now is trying to swing my left hand back into that position at impact.

You can see here that I'm in the process of taking my grip. The first thing I do is point the back of my left hand to my target. Then I grip the club with my right hand. If I set my hands on the club like this and the clubface is square behind the ball, then I have a neutral grip. From there, I try to feel as if I'm returning my left hand at impact so it faces the target again (right).
If you prefer a weaker or stronger grip but still want to focus on accuracy, check the position of your left hand at address when the clubface is square. Then try to match that hand position at impact. You'll deliver a square face for straighter tee shots.

STEVE STRICKER, No. 5 in the World Golf Ranking, has won nine times on the PGA Tour.

I like this idea presented here by Steve Stricker and Golf Digest especially at this time of the year when the snow is starting to melt in Chicago.  This will help people find more fairways to start off the season for a couple of reasons:  #1. It will make you inadvertently shorten your swing a little, and #2. this will help your hands and wrists deliver the club back to square and hit it straight.

This is a nice idea for people to gravitate towards in the beginning of the year especially because it is not a "moving part idea" which are tough to incorporate and really tough to work on when you are really rusty and just really need to work on solid ball striking.

A few more days of this warm weather and I would not doubt that a couple of courses around here might try to get the golf season going early!  

Good Luck and God Bless You and Your Game!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tour Stats | Tours & News |

Tour Stats Tours & News

Bubba Watson #1 on Tour in Driving Distance 316.3 yards
Mark Wilson #1 on Tour Money List $2,098,700
Zach Johnson #1 on Tour Driving Accuracy 84.09% of Fairways
Vaughn Taylor #1 on Tour Putting Average 1.655 putts per green
Mark Wilson #1 on Tour Scrambling, getting up and down 76.6% of the time
Bill Haas & Matt Kuchar #1 with Top 10 finishes with 3
Nick Watney #1 on Tour Scoring Avg. with 68.94
Tim Clark #1 on Tour with Greens in Regulation with 83.33%
Matt Kuchar leads Presidents Cup Eligiblity

Congratulations on some guys who seem to be getting better every year and especially fellow cheesehead Mark Wilson for his two victories this season!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The luckiest golf shot ever-- Darren Clarke

Everyone needs a little luck during those really good rounds and to make the not so good rounds a little more bearable. This just brings a smile to my face and I hope it does to yours as well.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bubba Watson Juices Up Trick Shot Video

Talk about someone who makes golf fun! Bubba also shows us that one of the secrets to golf and happiness is not taking yourself too seriously. Bubba you da man! I hope you win the Masters this year! In honor of his 2nd PGA Tour Victory this weekend. I wanted to share with you a side of Bubba that you may not be aware of.

Have a great week and have fun like Bubba!

Ageless and helpful conversation from The Spirit of Golf

The excerpt below is from The Spirit of Golf

Belief precedes what we can imagine; not the other way around.  In other words, I can only imagine possibilities and scenarios that line up with what I first believe I can or cannot do.  If I believe I have a great short game, for example, my imagination is going to be much more creative, inventive and, yes, believable than if I am locked into states of anxiety or fear over my chipping and pitching.  If I likewise believe that I am a terrible putter, it becomes difficult for me to imagine I can make a lot of putts.  We can work on the physical parts of our games as much as we like, but without improved belief, the proof cannot arrive.        

I would solemnly agree that every professional athlete out there, and for that matter, anyone who is at the top of their profession believes in themself.  There is obviously a correlation between ability, experience, confidence, and self doubt but the fact remains that you can't become great without believing in yourself and you cannot stay great or be near your best with out believing in yourself.  What a fantastic golf tournament in San Diego yesterday, there were some incredible examples of playing to win and believing in yourself at that tournament.  Guys out there not - trying to be the best - but actually being their best!  Be the best you, you can be and see your golf game and self image at their all time highs!

Have a great week!

P.s.  Congratulations to Bubba Watson, you are a class act and I will surely follow this up with some great info on you and your victory in San Diego! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Padraig Harrington shoots 65 at 2011 Abu Dhabi Championship amidst multiple swing changes - Tours & News -

Padraig Harrington shoots 65 at 2011 Abu Dhabi Championship amidst multiple swing changes - Tours & News -

Here's a small piece of today's article from 

"It sounds as if Harrington is perpetually struggling to be content with himself and his game. But, as it often is with this Irishman, the opposite is invariably the truth.
'I'm complicated, but not eccentric,' he said smiling. 'I'm the most optimistic person you'll meet. The day I don't have something to work on, I probably won't be as excited to get up in the morning.'
Harrington admitted that he is still a work in progress, and he had one more word of wisdom to share — a quote from his swing guru, Torrance: 'The difference between a great player and a good player is a good player can play great when the feeling is upon him; whereas, a great player can play good when he wants to.'
'I'll leave with you that one,' Harrington said laughing."

It's no secret that I am a fan of Padraig Harrington. He's a great guy, he's funny, he's top in the world in golf, he loves golf, and it seems as though he is a good husband and father too! What's not to like? So, I'd like to share this article with you. It's entertaining and it shows, for as great of a golfer as he is, he is very much human. We can all relate to Padgraig, and I also believe he relates to us.  Click the link above to read the whole story.

Have a great weekend!

Go Packers and God Bless.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sport Science Happy Gilmore

Those of you who know me know I love to let the big dog eat. "Chicks did the long ball", or atleast that was the lead caption in a golf instruction article I was involved in a few years back. Some of my friends still rib me about that ...

Anyway, this is definitely something I am going to have to master in 2011! I think I will try to get my 4 year old son Alex to work on this with me this summer. Won't we be a hit at the driving range! I'll be sure to post video of us doing it when the snow melts!

Have a great week and God Bless!

Ben Crane - On Working Out

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions provides plenty of fireworks - Tours & News -

2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions provides plenty of fireworks - Tours & News -

HAT'S OFF: Byrd, who got into the field by virtue of a walk-off ace in his final start of 2010, beat Garrigus on the second playoff hole, then tipped his cap to his gracious opponent.

What a great win for a great guy.  I don't know Jonathan Byrd personally but his reputation on Tour is very strong and he is respected quite a lot for his character besides his golf game.  Congratulations Jonathan!

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