I was watching the Wyndham Championship this weekend and they interview Scott McCarron. In the interview they asked what he was working on in terms of putting. Scott mentioned he has been using the Aimpoint System to help him with reading the greens. Being curious I googled aimpoint and found www.aimpointgolf.com. Discovered a page called “How Much Is One Putt Per Event Worth”?
This weekend I played in a Mens Open event that is based on match play. I love watching and playing in match play events. In this format you are placed in a foursome and are assigned one player that you will play against for the front 9. Winners of the two matches playoff on the back nine and the match losers playoff on the back nine also.
On Mothers Day, my wife pushed me out the door to go golfing. After confirming and reconfirming that it was OK that I could going out for a quick round. My daughter also wanted to go out but I thought she and I may benefit from going to the range instead. The facility we went to has a Driving range, a 18 hole putting course and a par 3 course. Driving in I noticed the par was not very busy and I asked her if she wanted to go to the range or play 9 holes. She has been to the range before but has never played a round on the golf course. So we decided to play 9 holes.
Last season was disappointing in many ways. One big difference between last season and the 2008 season was the lack of goal setting. Aim at nothing and you will achieve nothing. Or another way of looking at it is I achieved all the goals I wrote down, none. This year I want to change that and set goals in writing. So here I go……
First I want mother nature to cooperate this spring and show up on time. Last it felt like winter skipped over spring and jumped right into summer. A late start to say the least. Seemed everyday I could golf last spring the weather did not cooperate. If I remember right it snowed once a week in the month of April. It would snow heavily then gradually would melt away then we’d have two days of cleared weather and it would snow again. Natures version of rinse and repeat. I know I cannot control such things but just hoping to have the season start on time.
Earlier today Phil Michelson announced through his management company that his wife Amy has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Phil said he will suspend his playing schedule indefinitely. Phil Michelson has two wins to his credit so far this year at the Northern Trust Open and the CA Championships at Doral. Having been through a breast cancer scare with my wife I wish the best for Amy and Phil.
With Jack Frost visiting us a few times in the last couple of weeks I began to look at a post I published last year where I published my golfing goals for 2008. I have never really set any goals for golf season before let alone publish them. So it was interesting to see the goals I achieved and what I did not achieve.
Most of us who golf know how important putting is to scoring well. Putting helps convert good approach shots into birdies or pars. Putting can also save us by preserving pars or save us from making a large number. But there are two key components golfer need to putt well. It is not a specific fundamental like stance or grip. It is something more basic than that.
I did not give Team USA much of a hope at winning this year’s Ryder Cup. Team USA did prove me wrong. What really surprised me were the players that were clutch under pressure. And it was not the players you would have expected. It was also a change seeing Team USA play as a team rather than 8 individuals paired together in the foursomes and fourball matches.