Thought for the Day
Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance
A week or so ago Brian Davis, the Londoner who has played on the US Tour for several years, lost out on his chance of a maiden PGA victory because of a nonsensical rule that he inadvertently breached while playing from a beach which was deemed a water hazard. On the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Jim Furyk in the Verizon Heritage he fell foul of rule 13.4 (Ball in hazard: Prohibited Actions) because in the course of his backswing his club lightly touched a piece of reed grass. It was not fixed or growing so was considered a loose impediment and the player was penalised two strokes, effectively ending his challenge for the title. (more…)Add a comment 2 Comments Tweet
…so here we are at the final lesson in our ten week GoKart Yoga for Golf course. And we have a bit of a treat in store for you. Kick off your shoes, get flat on the floor and relax for 5 minutes. Yes, the other folks in the office are going to give you some looks but does it matter? You’ll emerge bright-eyed, bushytailed, and ready for …. oooh whatever!
Yes, you could do this on the course when you’re waiting but we would suggest maybe not. The result can be a) a very wet back, b) the people in front thinking you’re being very rude, or c) Paramedics being called because you look dead.
We’ll be giving you news about a DVD to support the Yoga for Golf course, but for the moment here are all the previous lessons. If you string the moves together you have a very effective whole-body workout designed to specifically benefit your golf. Can’t be bad.
And in case you missed it before – the out takes from shooting. Just in case you think we’re being uncharacterically serious…
Our ‘win a GoKart at the Masters’ competition was won by Ryan C from Dublin. Although he didn’t predict Phil Mickelson’s score exactly, he was the closest (-14), just pipping Phil Turner in a shoot out.Add a comment Tweet
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Thought for the Day
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
Roll on Pebble Beach
It is impossible not to feel a warm glow on behalf of Phil Mickelson after landing his third green jacket, even for those of us who were rooting for Lee Westwood to make the breakthrough with his first Major win. Mickelson’s off-course anguish, having had his wife and mother diagnosed with cancer within a few days of each other last year, is well-known, and has been reflected on the golf course this season, with a series of uncharacteristically ragged performances.
And yet at Augusta National he was back to his smiling, adventurous, go-for-broke best, exemplified by the stonking shot he hit on the 13th. Having pushed his drive into the pine trees up the right, he nevertheless took on the challenge of firing his second, from a bed of pine needles, through the narrowest of gaps between a pair of tree trunks, to within five feet to set up an eagle chance. The fact that he only made birdie does not diminish the skill, confidence and courage he showed in both contemplating and then executing such a stroke of magisterial brilliance. (more…)Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet
This week we work on a bit of rotation – and as always some spine stretching. We’re getting close to the end of the course now, if you’ve followed it through you should be feeling looser and a lot more toned. Not too late to start now, all the previous lessons are available on the links below.
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