Why I Love Golf

  1. Golf makes you tough.
  2. Golf makes you healthy.
  3. Golf makes you focus.
  4. Golf keeps you sharp.
  5. Golf makes you stronger.
  6. Golf makes you work.
  7. Golf makes you better.
  8. Golf makes you feel alive.
  9. Golf keeps you moving.
  10. Golf makes you happy.
  11. Golf makes you humble.
  12. Golf makes you elated.
  13. Golf makes you arrogant.
  14. Golf makes you helpless.
  15. Golf makes you angry.
  16. Golf gives you courage.
  17. Golf makes you reach.
  18. Golf extends your boundaries.
  19. Golf sharpens your mind.
  20. Golf makes you think.
  21. Golf puts you in the zone.
  22. Golf shows you patience.
  23. Golf teaches you about yourself.
  24. Golf teaches you about other people.
  25. Golf makes you breathe.
  26. Golf makes you sweat.
  27. Golf gives you freedom.
  28. Golf makes you real.
  29. Golf giveth.
  30. Golf taketh away.

Putting It’s How You Hold The Putter

Putting. Neurologically speaking, your golf swing and putting stroke is a reflection of you and the way you do things.

After many years of putting mediocrity and experimentation and no feel or idea or impulse going from my brain to my putter and back to my brain, I found myself on the practice putting green holding my putter shaft wedged between my index finger and middle finger of my right hand just swinging back and forth as I walked toward my three golf balls to attempt more putts.

I looked down and saw my two fingers under the square bottom of a Super Stroke 3.0 size non-taper putter grip. The putter was wedged securely in my right hand so I said to myself  “what the hell I’ll try this.”

I put my left hand on the top of the putter grip without even thinking about it and stroked a 30 foot put that went right into the middle of the cup with perfect speed. Stroked another with the exact same result then another that stopped a fraction of an inch from going in.

I pulled the balls out of the cup and hit three six-footers that went right to the bottom of the hole.

Hmmm. Something felt right. I looked down and my right arm was parallel with the shaft of the putter and every practice and real stroke I took felt exactly the same. What was more important, I had a great feel for speed and direction as each putt whether 60 feet or four feet was exactly the same.

I have been putting this way now for about three months. Nothing has changed. The results are still excellent. I am making more putts than I have made in years and getting the ball up and down on a regular basis.

Finally some feedback, some direction and some idea translated into reality. The neurological synapse between brain and execution has been bridged.

I putt the same with any putter that finds its way into my hands: from relic 8802’s, Bullseye’s, Anser’s or whatever I happen to use.

It is not the putter “it’s in the way that you use it!”