Misc. Archives

  1. The International

    I was about 15 yards from Rod Pampling when he made eagle on #17 to win The International this afternoon. It was my first PGA tour event, made a little more fun by the fact that I actually played Castle Pines earlier this year. That course is tough!

  2. First Eagle on a Par 5

    I made my first eagle on a par 5 this afternoon. The hole is a 512 yard dogleg right, today the pin was in the back. I hit driver 300 into the right rough, then nuked a 4-iron 225+ yards out of the light rough, into the wind, and onto the green. I made the…

  3. Breaking 40

    I went out this afternoon to play 9 holes and shot 39, the best 9-hole score (on a full course) I’ve ever shot. I played from the tips too. Here is the scorecard.

  4. Swing, Improving

    Here is a video clip of my swing with a 7-iron. There are a number of improvements since I posted the video last month, but there is still a lot still to be done. 7-iron, regular speed (52 k) 7-iron, slow motion (157 k) I’m not taking the club back as far, but I’m still…

  5. My Swing

    Here are video clips of my swing with a 7-iron and a driver. There is a version at regular speed and a version in slow motion of each. 7-iron, regular speed (240 k) 7-iron, slow motion (361 k) Driver, regular speed (317 k) Driver, slow motion (563 k) There are some things I like and…

  6. Lessons

    One of the great things about moving close to the golf course is that it is really convenient to get out for lessons. I took my first last week and focused on making a better weight shift behind the ball, then turning through it on my drives. I’m getting much higher ball flight and generally…

  7. 10 Over

    I set a new personal best today, shooting 10 over (81) at Park Hill Golf Course. I was out in 42 and back in 39. That includes a double bogey on 14 after I drove it in the fairway with 135 yards left to the hole. If I’d made par on that hole, I’d have…

  8. Grip Pressure

    I went to the driving range yesterday for the first time in weeks. With about 10 balls left, I ripped a blister on my right ring finger. I think the reason I haven’t been covering the ball with my top hand properly is because I was gripping to club too tightly and restricting the free…