Category: Journey 2010

My Journey to the World Long Drive Championship. This is how I train for distance.

Journey to the Worlds: World Long Drive Championship Results 2011

Journey to the Worlds: World Long Drive Championship Results 2011

Results from the 2011 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships are in! I’m pleased to say that I did well at the tournament. I didn’t bring home the trophy this year, but I made it all the way to the quarter...

Journey to the Worlds: Testing Drivers for Distance

Journey to the Worlds: Testing Drivers for Distance

In this video I spent some time with Leith Anderson and Dave Balbi on their radar system comparing clubs. It’s amazing how much data you can now get about your club performance.

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt3)

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt3)

next week at the World Long Drive Championships I’ll be up against the best of the best, and I’ll have to be at my very best to prevail. I’ll take any edge I can get. And I’ll let you know how it goes.

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt2)

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt2)

To be mentally tough on the outside (performance) you need to be mentally tough on the inside. Every time I see that image of the lion I recall my peak performance experience.

Journey to the Worlds: Practicing Speed Swings

Journey to the Worlds: Practicing Speed Swings

Just a few days left before the competition. I’ve been doing a bunch of last minute equipment testing. John Greenwood added another little shaft tweak to the ultralight shaft I’m going to be using that added a little stability but...

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt 1)

Journey to the Worlds: Mental Toughness and the Lion (pt 1)

a strong, clear, purposeful inner world will reflect itself in confident, purposeful play. A questioning, doubtful, fuzzy inner world will reflect itself in inconsistent play.

Journey to the Worlds: Interview with Shaft Maker Bob Kent

Journey to the Worlds: Interview with Shaft Maker Bob Kent

All golf club shafts are not created equal. Even identical-looking shafts from the same company, with the same frequency and flex specification, can vary significantly in performance. Here’s an interview with shaft company House of Forged founder Robert Kent.

Journey to the Worlds: Building Golf Clubs with John Greenwood

Journey to the Worlds: Building Golf Clubs with John Greenwood

In this video we take a quick look inside a club building shop and watch as we drill out the remains of the shaft in the old head and prep a new shaft. Club building is an art as much as it is a science.

Journey to the Worlds: A Visit to the Doctor

Journey to the Worlds: A Visit to the Doctor

Earlier last week I was able to get in to see the orthopedic doctor to have him look at my left shoulder. He was kind enough to allow me to video the part where we talked about his preliminary diagnosis of the soreness in my left shoulder and possible rotator cuff damage.

Journey to the Worlds: Regional Long Drive Championship Results

Journey to the Worlds: Regional Long Drive Championship Results

Come along with me as I travel to Mesquite, NV to compete in the Regional Long Drive Championship. I hit my best ball of the day – 385 yards – and wound up on top! Exceeded my own expectations. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to get back in the winner’s circle, and to earn my spot at the Worlds!

Journey to the Worlds – Let Hip Alignment

Journey to the Worlds – Let Hip Alignment

I’m staying with my low energy swings to protect my shoulder and make sure it doesn’t get any worse. That means it is a good time to work on fundamentals. As I was practicing the other day I kept trying...

Journey to the Worlds – Low Energy Swings

Journey to the Worlds – Low Energy Swings

Well, I mentioned that this journey wouldn’t be without its trials and tribulations. A couple of days ago I did a long drive clinic and exhibition for one of my corporate clients. It was fun and everybody had a good...

Journey to the Worlds – Center Contact

Journey to the Worlds – Center Contact

As I continue my journey to the World Long Drive Championships I’ll share some of the little tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way that help me compete better. This post is a little ninja trick I learned to...