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Hello again!  Not many updates lately as I’ve been having more fun playing golf than thinking or writing about it.  Having finally found a weekend morning to myself I thought I’d download some thoughts on a variety of random subjects. ———————————————- Thoughts on Playing a Short Set 2014 is my first ever golf season playing [...]

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  Another long work week is over and I’m pumped to watch The Masters this weekend!  Bummer about the big cat’s surgery but the world keeps turning.  I don’t really have any poignant analysis that you haven’t heard anywhere else.  As usual for the Masters, the top notch ballstrikers are the ones who have risen [...]

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Golfers love talking about Hogan’s secret and I can’t claim to be immune – especially in golf’s silly season. Perhaps it’s because we want to believe that our very best golf is just around the corner provided we can identify that one magic thought or move. Hogan published a description of his secret in the [...]

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I spent way too much time editing this stupid video that gathers up a few swings and sound snippets from around the internet. It ain’t exactly Hyno Designs, but I did my best and I think it came out OK. Hopefully the message speaks for itself. Enjoy!

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One of the rarest and most informative views of the golf swing is the “above” or “aerial” view. For me, it’s much easier to figure out exactly what the golfer is aspiring to achieve when you feel like you’re in the cockpit yourself. Some of the positions I see in the aerial views of great [...]

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For your viewing pleasure – I submit the five best neck releasers of all time.  I don’t know if that’s what they’re officially called but you know what I’m talking about.  Instead of keeping the head still with the chin pointed back behind the ball, some golfers rotate the head through the strike and it [...]

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  Although I don’t believe golf should be completely formulaic, we all have our own set of mental calculations to negotiate the particulars of any given shot.  Flyer lie – take 1 less club.  Low runner – move ball back.  Everyone who has played the game long enough has build up a database of mental [...]

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I mentioned in my Bandon summaries that the most startling realization I had during the trip was that my normal putting stroke, a long, languid thing, was going to be inadequate.  After switching over to a “pop” type stroke, I putted very well for the final three rounds.  These included some long putts from well [...]

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If Ben Hogan was the most enigmatic golfer of all time, then his disciple John Schlee wasn’t far behind.  By all accounts a loner more interested in  astrology than women and booze, Schlee wrapped himself in a golfing bubble that never burst until he passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on his 61st birthday.  A Hoganite [...]

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One great thing about the week of a major championships is sometimes the vault gets opened up and we have access to vintage footage of classic tournaments.  The Open was no exception this week and offered a chance to look back through history at every Open Championship to date.  Unfortunately, the two minute clips have [...]

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