Tagged: game management

Armchair Golf Pro: Accenture Match Play, Luke Donald

Armchair Golf Pro: Accenture Match Play, Luke Donald

The Armchair Golf Pro writes about PGA Tour events. Like you he is watching TV from his comfy armchair, enjoying the competition and drama, but also observing lessons that can be used to play better golf. Luke Donald beat the...

Armchair Golf Pro: Byrd in Hand at Hyundai Golf Tournament

Armchair Golf Pro: Byrd in Hand at Hyundai Golf Tournament

Jonathan Byrd defeated Robert Garrigus on the second hole of a playoff after both players finished at a record-setting -24 under for the week.

Confident Golf: Putting You In Control

Confident Golf: Putting You In Control

Golf is a game of confidence. If confidence is so important then the more we know about confidence and the more confident we can be on the course the better we’ll play. My research shows that the three most important aspects of confidence are comfort, commitment, and concentration.

Armchair Golf Pro: Kuchar, Laird, Barclays, FedEx, Short Game

Armchair Golf Pro: Kuchar, Laird, Barclays, FedEx, Short Game

If you want to score well the key is short game effectiveness. Kuchar was consistent, Laird was gritty. Knowing your favorite wedge distance is a key for making birdies. Having a reliable and predictable chip shot is a key for saving par when you miss the green.

Golf On The Line: How to Prepare for Tournaments

Golf On The Line: How to Prepare for Tournaments

The elements of shot making are skills, just like the mechanical elements of swinging on plane and making a pivot are skills. They can be practiced and the skills can be developed. Split your practice so you spend half your time working on shot-making, and half on mechanics.

Armchair Golf Pro: PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson, Bunkers, Rules of Golf

Armchair Golf Pro: PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson, Bunkers, Rules of Golf

I thought it would be worth going over the definition for bunkers in a situation like the one Dustin Johnson faced in the PGA Championship.

Armchair Golf Pro: PGA Championship, Dustin, Kaymer, Bubba, Whistling Straits

Armchair Golf Pro: PGA Championship, Dustin, Kaymer, Bubba, Whistling Straits

The 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits: lessons for the weekend warrior. To avoid big numbers make good strategic decisions by practicing good course management and game management. Take your lumps when you have to, and put yourself in a position where you are pitting your strengths against the hole’s weaknesses. Avoid the Hero Shot when you are in trouble by getting out of trouble first. Save the heroics for your approach shot or your putt on the green.

Armchair Golf Pro: Bridgestone, Mahan, Tiger, Mental Toughness

Armchair Golf Pro: Bridgestone, Mahan, Tiger, Mental Toughness

This week’s armchair golf pro post is about mental toughness and how difficult it can be to let everything else go and just stay in the moment.

Armchair Golf Analyst: Stricker’s Consistent Golf Wins John Deere Classic

Armchair Golf Analyst: Stricker’s Consistent Golf Wins John Deere Classic

You would think that starting the day with a 6-shot lead would make the final round a pleasant walk. But not for Steve Stricker – not knowing that the guy chasing him, Paul Goydos, had already shot a sparkling 59...