1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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)…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. “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…

  11. Back on Track

    After playing the best golf of my life at the beginning of the summer, I completely lost it for about a month. My scores were getting back into the 90′s and it wasn’t much fun. My main problem was a hook I’d developed with my long irons and driver. I just couldn’t keep the ball…

  12. Cleveland HiBore – in the bag

    After a wonderful honeymoon period with the TaylorMade r7 425 for a few weeks, I completely lost the ability to keep the ball in play with it over the last month or so. So much so that I sold it to a buddy of mine and bought a Cleveland HiBore driver (8.5 degree, Aldila NV…

  13. Riverdale Dunes (Brighton, CO)

    Riverdale Dunes is a Pete Dye course north of Denver. Like most Pete Dye courses, this is a links-style, “target golf” course. I’m not sure why, but I’m getting more and more comfortable with courses like this. The course isn’t overly long, but it you miss the fairway in the wrong places you probably will…