really want to get better at golf,
go back and take it up at a much
The secret of golf is, use your real swing
to take the big divot, use your practice
swing to make the shot, and always hit the
You will always hit someone else's
driver better than your own...until you
buy it from them.
Whatever you think you're doing wrong is
the one thing you're doing right.
Never try to keep more than 300 separate
thoughts in your mind during your swing.
When your shot has to carry over a water
hazard, you can either hit one more club
or two more balls.
If you're afraid a full shot might reach
the green while the foursome ahead of you
is still putting out, you have two options:
you can immediately shank a lay-up, or you
can wait until the green is clear and top
a ball halfway there.
Never leave your opponent with the sole
responsibility for thinking of all the things
that might go wrong with his shot.
Nothing straightens out a nasty slice quicker
than a sharp dogleg to the right.
It's often necessary to hit a second drive
to really appreciate the first one
calculate the speed of a player's
downswing, multiply the speed of his
backswing by his handicap. Example:
backswing 20 mph, handicap 15,
Knowing the swing weight of your club is
as indispensable to playing good golf as
knowing the temperature of the grass in
An extra ball in the pocket is worth two
strokes in the bush.
Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance
to throw it.
There are two things you can learn by stopping
your backswing at the top and checking the
position of your hands: how many hands you
have, and which one is wearing the glove.
"Nice lag" can usually be
translated to "lousy putt." Similarly, "tough
break" can usually be translated "way to
miss an easy one, sucker."
Cart paths are tilted
toward the nearest OB post.
Beer and Bloody
Mary's make for a better golf swing
but increase 3-putts.
In golf you canít score an eagle if you
play like a turkey.
The newer the golf
ball, the greater its desire to
escape. You must beat the little
thing into submission.