1. My Golf Swing, Early 2007

    I’ve been working on tightening up my swing, still quite a bit to do. One area I’m getting better in is swinging to a balanced finish. These videos are from a trip to Arizona at the beginning of the month. I wasn’t hitting the ball well at all, and was rusty from 2 months of…

  2. Finally, a Good Round

    I played my first good round of 2007 this afternoon, shooting 81 (40-41) at Ute Creek. Very satisfying, especially after a couple of rounds in the 90s when I couldn’t find the world with my driver in AZ. It was a bummer to bogey a bunch of the par 5′s and find the water on…

  3. First 9 of 2007

    I played my first 9 holes of 2007 this afternoon. All in all, I’m quite pleased with the results: 4 pars 4 bogeys 1 double bogey – I should have taken relief from casual water and didn’t, it cost me a penalty stroke when I splashed into a hazard. My chipping was solid on pitch…

  4. Two Months of Snow Later…

    I got to go hit balls at the range (off mats) today as enough snow finally melted for my course to open up the range – my first real swings of 2007 and first since Thanksgiving last year. Hopefully the weather will hold this week and the course will open up again. I’ve got 2…

  5. Goals for 2007

    My golf goals for 2007: Bring my average putts per round down to 30. Bring my handicap down to 7. My guess is that by meeting the first, I’ll also meet the second.

  6. 2006 Goal Reached

    My goal for 2006 was to bring my handicap into single digits. Some great spring and early summer rounds brought it down to 8, but mid-season swing changes caused some inconsistency and it went back up to 11 in the fall. I thought I’d missed my mark, but a few good rounds (81, 80, 82)…

  7. Omni Interlocken Golf Club (Broomfield, CO)

    The Omni Interlocken Golf Club is a nice 27 hole course in Broomfield, CO – in between Denver and Boulder. I’ve played there twice and have gotten in all 27 holes now. The Vista and Sunshine 9′s are preferable to the El Dorado 9 in my opinion. The course is generally in good shape, with…

  8. Callaway i-trax Putter

    Losing my putter this fall may have been a bit of a blessing in disguise. Putting had been a weak area of my game for a while, I rarely got the ball to the hole on putts longer than 12-15 feet. Generally, I’d lag it close and it might just have enough steam to fall…

  9. Vista Ridge Golf Club (Erie, CO)

    Vista Ridge Golf Club is a higher end public golf course north of Denver. I’ve played the course three times, and each time I’ve been impressed by the course conditions and the courteousness of the staff. This is a good combination. The course plays long, you can hit driver on most of the par 4s…

  10. Grand Elk (Granby, CO)

    It’s a bit of a drive from Denver to Grand Elk golf course in Granby, CO and we did it twice this summer. This is a beautiful golf course up in the mountains that is just starting to have housing built up around it. The course isn’t a traditional mountain style course, it is much…

  11. Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow Ranch (Littleton, CO)

    I’ve only played Deer Creek Golf Club once, but the course definitely made an impression on me. The front nine runs up and back along the sides of a little canyon. Everything slopes to the right with OB left and junk on the right. The back 9 is a little more traditional and more forgiving.…

  12. Hyland Hills (Westminster, CO)

    I’ve played Hyland Hills a few times now and I have to say I’m not terribly fond of it. The course is hard, and skinny, and uncomfortable until you’ve played it enough times to know what is around the blind corners. It’s also been slow when I’ve played there on the weekend, and the staff…

  13. “Lost” Putter

    Just to mix things up a little I decided to use a different putter (an old 34″ TearDrop) yesterday instead of the 35″ Mizuno TP Mills Workshop IV putter I’ve used for the last 4 years. I left the Mizuno in the car, but it was gone when I got back. UPDATE: the Mizuno was…