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Trying to free up some time to put some more extensive thoughts down on virtual paper. In the meantime, enjoy these random bits and pieces that have bubbled up in the last few weeks. ——————————— Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian tapped his resources and managed to acquire a 945 re-worked by none other than Jack [...]

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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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Editors Note: I balanced the content size from Part 1 and Part 2 so the first few questions originally appeared in Part 1. ——————————————————— PGT: You’ve worked with (or at least spoken to) many of the most respected golf minds in the country. Who do you think knew the most about the golf swing? What [...]

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Whether you like his style or not, enigmatic golf pro Alec Katzman will get you thinking with his “pull no punches” brand of communication.  I caught up with Alec following the launch of his new project Golf Detox (www.golfdetox.com), an online discussion forum with individualized golf instruction.  This is the first of a two part [...]

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Lest we forget, golf has long been a shotmaker’s game.  The era of perfect putting surfaces, solid core distance balls, and 46 inch 460cc clubheads is still in its infancy. The greater annals of golfing history are filled with men and women who distinguished themselves through the quality of their striking, breadth of imagination, and [...]

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  As promised, here’s Part 2 of Peter Thomson’ s Lesson.  I’ve also added great video compiled by Bradley Hughes.  I didn’t realize Thomson had so much success on the Champions Tour late in his playing days.  Let me repeat my warning that the presentation is quite slow and not well suited for the ADD [...]

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“Thomo” is one of the most underrated golfers of the persimmon age but has always been one of my favorites.  I love watching his tempo in the old footage.  He could just metronome you to death with a compact, repeatable swing.  Thomson, an intellectual by nature, identified the benefits of the “ground game” early on [...]

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At the bottom of this post I’ve attached a reference piece that should compliment the final round of The Masters well – a detailed attack strategy laid out by The King himself.  And who better to guide us through Augusta National than the 4-times winner and one of the greatest players ever to stick a [...]

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The mysterious Mad Mac is an elusive figure in the underworld of Hickory Golf.  After many months of detective work I was able to track down the friend of a cousin of a former pro who’s brother once caddied with Mad Mac.  A series of brief exchanges with my contact (always through coded notes left [...]

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Norman Von Nida may not be well known outside of Australia these days but he sure ought to be.  “The Von” was perhaps Australia’s finest golfers in the mid part of the 20th century. He turned professional in 1933 and proceeded to amass 43 professional tournament wins book-ended by the 1933 Queensland Open and the [...]

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