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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

Rechrome, Replace, or Resist?

There comes a time in every relationship when you need to make a decision – should you make a commitment and take it to the next level or should you move on try to find something better?  When it comes to your golf clubs, that point is right about here: I’ve been playing my main [...]

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Hand Strength Challenge!

Proper use of the hands is no doubt one of the most misunderstood aspects of modern golf instruction.  I have come to believe that sufficient hand strength is one of the more vital components of a stable and powerful golf swing and becomes a prerequisite for more sophisticated techniques involving plane shifting and forearm rotation [...]

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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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I sometimes wonder what factors are involved with shaping our relationships with the game of golf.  Is there some common thread that predisposes one to pursue the traditional forms of golf in the face of multimillion dollar ad campaigns?  Is it nature or nurture? On the nature side, one must certainly be intelligent enough to [...]

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I’ve  spent a few thousand words on PGT spouting my thoughts on the effect of modern gear on the professional golf ranks in terms of the ramifications for public golfers and golf courses.   Rather than re-hash this week’s anthem of voices echoing similar sentiments (Exhibit A: Gary Player at The Open this week), I [...]

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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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A quick review of my ebay history indicates I haven’t made any purchases this golf season! Despite a bit of a hiatus, it’s still fun to see what’s out there and I like to populate to “ebay alerts” thread to help my fellow traditional golfers out. Despite my best intentions to avoid committing to buy, [...]

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