1. Spring Golf in Colorado

    Yesterday it was 84 degrees in Denver. This morning is was still warm (in the 60′s, I think), but it looked a little ominous. The wind was kicking pretty good on the front nine, and by the time we hit the back it was cold and biting. A few raindrops turned into frozen rain and…

  2. First Birdie of 2011

    Got out for my second 9 holes of 2011 on a beautiful day today. I’m working on getting my swing more upright again after getting way too flat and laying off the club last year. No idea if I’m actually making progress or not, but I hit a few nice shots. I got my first…

  3. It’s January, I Can’t Complain

    Through a combination of work and family obligations, I’ve missed a good half dozen or more golf days this winter. Today I was able to go out and walk 9 on a beautiful sunny afternoon – the first golf I’ve played in a little over 3 months. I wasn’t expecting much, but managed to put…

  4. Jim’s Retirement

    Congratulations to Jim on his retirement. I had a great time playing in his retirement golf tournament and I’m looking forward to losing to him consistently as he spends more time on the links next year. We played the tournament at Colorado National (formerly Vista Ridge) in a standard scramble format. There was a strong…

  5. Regrip Your Putter

    I’ve been using the same putter for the last 2+ years – which is a pretty long time for me. One of the things I initially liked about the putter was the soft, tacky Winn grip that let me hold the putter very lightly and still feel tht I had good control over it. Recently…

  6. Sun Mountain Four 5 Review

    For the last three or four years, I’ve used a Nike bag that I quite liked – except for the weight. It had enough full-length dividers, and held enough stuff – overall it treated me well. The last few weeks though, I decided to carry my clubs instead of push my cart on a couple…

  7. Hybrid Golfers

    A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a Year. That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon. Kind of makes you proud. Almost feel like a hybrid. (thanks Andy)

  8. Ode to Golf

    In My Hand I Hold A Ball, White And Dimpled, Rather Small. Oh, How Bland It Does Appear, This Harmless Looking Little Sphere. By Its Size I Could Not Guess, The Awesome Strength It Does Possess. But Since I Fell Beneath Its Spell, I’ve Wandered Through The Fires Of Hell. My Life Has Not Been…

  9. New Golf Book

    Received this gem via email… Chapter 1 – How to Properly Line Up Your Fourth Putt. Chapter 2 – How to Hit a Nike from the Rough, when you Hit a Titleist from the tee. Chapter 3 – How to Avoid the Water When You Lie 8 in a bunker. Chapter 4 – How to Get…

  10. Narrow Your Stance

    The biggest change in my golf game last year was the ability to consistently be in play, and often in the fairway, off the tee. I made a subtle change to narrow my stance a little and I attribute that as a key to my new driving consistency. My stance was too wide before, and…

  11. The Bridges (Montrose, CO)

    I haven’t played a Nicklaus Design course I haven’t liked, and The Bridges was no exception. The layout was challenging but fair, with nice landing areas and danger lurking if you strayed too far from the intended path. The greens were superb, fast and hard but playable and extremely true. I had only 28 putts…

  12. Rust

    A couple of weeks ago I played my first round of golf in 2008 duing a quick trip to La Quinta, CA. I managed to hit the range a few days prior during a break in the snow/cold, and my swing was in better shape than I could have reasonably expected. I shot a front…

  13. The Gospel According to St. Titleist

    Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.  Grantland Rice Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.  John Updike It is almost…