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In response to: Tip: Play better golf by improving your Golf IQ - Part II

mike rooney [Visitor]
Without sounding too anal retentive, unfortunately Karen’s attempt to explain some of the fundamentals falls short of her esteemed résumé, by attempting to simplify the golf swing.

Treating a complex subject or action as though it were simple, multiplies its complexity because of the difficulty in systematizing missing and unknown factors or elements.

Like so many things in life, demanding that golf instruction be kept simple dose not make it simple!!!! Only incomplete and ineffective.

Unless this is recognized, golf remains a vague, frustrating infuriating form of exertion.


PermalinkPermalink 10/14/10 @ 19:22

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

Pedro Cyfers [Visitor]
You gave tremendous positive points there. I did a search on the topic and found most peoples will agree with your blog. And it can be even more fun to have a debate or a discussion about the things you disagree on.
PermalinkPermalink 09/06/10 @ 19:32

In response to: Golf tip: Is golf making you fat?

Criselda Steed [Visitor]
I cooked the scrambled egg in a little water in a non stick pan. These primarily consist of fast foods and snack foods such as burgers, pizza, fries, potato chips etc.
PermalinkPermalink 09/03/10 @ 22:51

In response to: Golf tip: For power and accuracy keep left knee firm but flexed

Tractor Parts [Visitor]
I've got the power down, just need the accuracy now. I need to work on keeping the left knee flexed. Thanks for the help.
PermalinkPermalink 08/11/10 @ 14:18

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

If it's 'constructive' and 'criticism', it's an Oxymoron. Nevertheless, 'constructive' is a tag picked up voluntarily and the process is purely subjective. If ever someone feels hurt, he ought to leave the field to the others. There is a concept called 'Swakucha mardanam' that implies self-gratification (because none else is coming forward to do it, without hurting). A discussion or even a forum for it permits no self-centered human emotions.
PermalinkPermalink 08/02/10 @ 02:52

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

My advice is just don't consider on board the negative comments that other make by knowing it is her problem not yours.
PermalinkPermalink 07/27/10 @ 11:41

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

not going close to anyone or not living existence. Why would anybody want to avoid it? It only makes you enhance and turn out to be much better.
PermalinkPermalink 07/27/10 @ 00:42

In response to: Golf tip: Want to hit more greens? Forget what Tiger Woods does and club up

trae [Visitor]
two articles back you claim each qtr inch off the sweet spot loses 10 yards . in this article you claim its 12 yards
PermalinkPermalink 06/05/10 @ 15:17

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Bruce [Visitor]
While Sage Valley is a very good golf course, I was underwhelmed. You cannot even remotely put it up next to Augusta National (I have played both). While the course was in great condition, the service and the caddies at SV were average at best. Augusta National had so much more character as a golf course and much better caddies. On top of that, Augusta National had a much more warm and welcoming atmosphere than did Sage Valley.
PermalinkPermalink 12/18/09 @ 13:14

In response to: Golf Tip: Take a mental profile to figure out your golfing personality

Paul [Visitor]
The bad weather is just starting to kick in here in the UK and agree it is a good time to take stock of your game over the last season and use that info to concentrate on the mental aspect.
Not quite sure about forking out 65 dollars for a profile though. I think I will be dusting down my Bob Rotella books and applying his method of thinking over the next few months.
PermalinkPermalink 10/22/09 @ 15:42

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

kasera [Visitor]
Thanks a lot for article
PermalinkPermalink 08/26/09 @ 02:23

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Steven Reed [Visitor]
Played Sage Valley last week, the most beautiful golf course i have ever seen.Friendly staff and i was treated like a king.From the club house staff ,to my caddie Louis and to the conditions of the course everything was first class.Sage Valley must be heaven on earth.
PermalinkPermalink 05/03/09 @ 09:50

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Dr. Gabriel Polo [Visitor]
Played at Sage Valley last week. Wow, what a treat!!! Beautiful course, you can definitely put it up to Augusta National anytime. I would skip The Masters to play there any chance I get. I would have to say its probably the best golf course I have to played to date...
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/09 @ 13:30

In response to: Golf Tip: Three Steps to Creating Backspin with Wedges

Dan [Visitor]
Great tips! One thing that's helped my chipping is to keep my hands free of tension. I tend to be too mechanical with my golf swing including chipping. When I keep my hands loose, it seems to help me keep a descending blow to the ball.

PermalinkPermalink 03/27/09 @ 22:02

In response to: Tip: Play better golf by improving your Golf IQ

Dan [Visitor]
Great quiz! The game of golf is certainly one of the most complex sport... buy it sure is fun:)
PermalinkPermalink 02/02/09 @ 21:29

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Donald Ritter [Visitor]
Karen: How come you quit blogging? I really liked your posts.
PermalinkPermalink 12/08/08 @ 14:47

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Aaron Carson [Visitor]
I have had the pleasure thru Textron to walk and play the course. It is truely "A walk unspoiled". It was the most beautiful course and the acommidations have never been surpassed in my golfing career.
PermalinkPermalink 11/26/08 @ 07:13

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Meraj Shah [Visitor]
Anyone who follows professional golf in Europe knows that Trevor is perhaps the purest ball striker around today. His quality of impact is far superior to most players.Its just a question of him managing his game better, have a feeling he's going to have a late surge in his career
PermalinkPermalink 10/15/08 @ 04:43

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

All the people in the band is more dignified if it is compared to Celebes who get all attentions but it is good to have some people positive generally on other persons activities. Tico may know everything about Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. But there should be any said reflection if given up the addiction of drug and alcohol.
http://www.edrugrehabs.com/
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/08 @ 01:18

In response to: Golf Tip: Increase your shoulder turn

aandra [Visitor]

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PermalinkPermalink 07/14/08 @ 16:24

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

rednek [Visitor]
If snobery is your game, you'll find it here. Wyatt, a former trailer salesman, has put out all of the gaudy trappings, including tacky speakers across the couse that play "Amazing Grace" at sunset.
PermalinkPermalink 06/04/08 @ 00:16

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

George J [Visitor]
Trevor's poise at the Masters was a pleasure to watch I was happy to see him win
PermalinkPermalink 05/02/08 @ 20:10

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

George J [Visitor]
Trevor'se at the Masters was a pleasure to watch I was happy to see him win
PermalinkPermalink 05/02/08 @ 20:08

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Oliver Sudden [Visitor]
Good article. Gary Player put Trevor on the map when he selected him for The President's Cup, a decision a lot of people disageed with since it made him exempt on the PGA Tour but he has proved Player knew what he was doing. The way things work in golf it's entirely possible Immelman wouldn't have been playing in the Masters if it weren't for Gary Player choosing him. Anyway I congratulate him on a great week. It is important to remember that it was only one week and that other than Tiger there are a couple of hundred players worldwide with approximately equal ability and any of them can win any tournament if Tiger is not clicking.
PermalinkPermalink 04/16/08 @ 21:49

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Marks [Visitor]
The Master's course has to defend from Tiger's talents and other players get caught in those conditions.

Players should quit the sissy whining and play professional golf. I'm tired of too many birdies and double digits under par. They make too much money every tournament to cry and pout.

Immelman dropped shots on Sunday, other players were supposed to make putts to catch him. They didn't.

The US Open will truly test players, most will be over par. The Master's can sort of do it too, when the wind blows, its tougher. They have to defend the course from technology.

It got to -11 under par, that's easy enough.


Immelman a prodigy, that's questionable, he's late in age on the PGA tour to win a Major. He needs to back the win up with other tournaments.

Tiger has a month off suddenly, much less competition!

I prefer Tiger's muni course teachings with his father as a background story. Having to send a child across the world for sports training is weird.

Now Immelman's whole family is in Florida apparently, he better choose to play a full PGA schedule.
PermalinkPermalink 04/16/08 @ 05:05

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Andy Brown [Visitor]
What gives the victory great credence is the fact that he led right from the first round and never once relinquished his lead( at the end of the round anyway). He was rock Solid throughout the tournament except perhaps the last three holes when the enormity of the situation was suddenly understood. That sigh of relief on the 18th tee after the shot that found the fairway was perhaps a testament of the pressure that he though was beginning to choke him after the ball that found the water on the 16th.

The victory as you say is definitely not out of the blue. He had already served notice with a pretty good performance in the Master’s a couple of years back and even though his CV might not have read like that of a Master’s Champion he definitely had the potential and he showed that alright this past week at Augusta. Not many would have thought that in the present crop of players the South African most like to win the Master’s would be Immelman but he has managed some of his more fame contemporaries such as Ernie Els and Retief Goosen.


Despite the course playing relatively easy this year there were still many who believed that the folks at Augusta National had robbed the crowds of genuine excitement, something that was echoed by Jim Furyk and many other players who feel that over the last few years Augusta has lost it’s charm
PermalinkPermalink 04/16/08 @ 02:13

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Ed Gustafson [Visitor]
I met Trevor Immelman at a Nike promotional, at a local golf club near Portland, Oregon. He was 24 at the time and had the maturity of a 40 year old. There were only a few there to see him as no one had really heard of him, including myself. What impressed me was how fit he looked. I felt then, that we would hear from him some day in the near future. Yesterday we did!
PermalinkPermalink 04/15/08 @ 17:40

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Pink Diva [Visitor]
Great article Karen! Nice to get more background on Trevor - I just wrote a blog entry about Trevor's win - you can read at:
http://www.pinkdivagolf.blogspot.com/
PermalinkPermalink 04/15/08 @ 14:36

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

Wendy (UK) [Visitor]
Thanks for this interesting article, Karen. I realise Trevor is better known on the European Tour, but would not have thought he qualified as a "came out of nowhere" on the PGA. His intensity is very apparent, and I was very pleased for his win.
PermalinkPermalink 04/15/08 @ 14:01

In response to: Trevor Immelman's Masters win no fluke

WP Newton [Visitor]
Very informative. Its nice to have some background regarding a golfer who just won one of the most coveted tournaments in golf.

CBS needed to provide more of this information for it's viewers especially since he led wire to wire.
PermalinkPermalink 04/15/08 @ 12:13

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Brad King [Visitor]
Agreed, I stayed in the golf digest cottage last Saturday night and played 18 holes on Sunday before heading to Augusta. I have played lots of high end golf and Sage Valley is right there with the best. I liked it so much my membership application is going in this week!

Brad in RI
PermalinkPermalink 04/13/08 @ 20:05

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Donald Ritter [Visitor]
Back off, Shanks! She's married.
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/08 @ 10:11

In response to: Forget Augusta National, head over to Sage Valley

Shanks [Member]
Absolutely gorgeous!
PermalinkPermalink 04/09/08 @ 07:37

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

Steve Wozeniak PGA [Visitor]
Was in Barnes/Noble today and read it as requested.

MY GOSH swing plane has nothing to do with taking pressure off of the rotator cuff!! Baseball players get torn rotator cuff's with crappy swings and they have a flat swing plane. Players must keep the arm connected to the shoulder which INCLUDES the Pec and Lat muscles which you touched on. The key to taking pressure off is players MUST hinge the left elbow while keeping the arm Connected at 100 miles per hour. Simple Physics dictate this not me!! Anybody can do this with an upright or flat swing if they learn the simple fundementals that are in ALL great swings. Steve Wozeniak PGA Director of Instruction Bellevue/Lake Spanaway Golf Courses
www.stevewozeniak.com
PermalinkPermalink 03/28/08 @ 17:10

In response to: Golf Tip: Golfers Need to Strengthen Rotator Cuff to Prevent Injury

Steve Wozeniak PGA [Visitor]
As an Instructor you should be teaching your students how to swing with absolutely NO PRESSURE on the rotator cuff!! Bad instruction is why people have torn rotator cuffs, bad backs and aching joints. In all GREAT swings players have no pressure on the cuffs.
Steve Wozeniak PGA Director of Instruction Bellevue/Lake Spanaway Golf Courses
www.stevewozeniak.com
PermalinkPermalink 03/22/08 @ 20:50

In response to: Tiger Woods doesn't have enough time in the day to practice golf

Joe Cool [Visitor]
Tiger does not have enough time in the day to practice because he has a gazillion other interests outside of golf.
PermalinkPermalink 03/06/08 @ 21:43

In response to: LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008

Nena [Visitor]
Greetings from Thailand.

The Korean girls are amazing!
PermalinkPermalink 03/04/08 @ 21:44

In response to: LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008

Shanks [Member]
The more interesting question is, with all of that South Korean talent, why has there not been another Se Ri Pak to step forward? There are many very good players, but not another great one yet.
PermalinkPermalink 03/03/08 @ 09:55

In response to: LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008

The Constructivist [Visitor]
RM, there's a little thing called the Lexus Cup, which is Team Asia vs. Team International. The former is often weaker due to the need to include non-South Koreans and the tendency of the best Japanese players to skip the event, while the latter is stronger as more of the top Europpeans and Western Hemisphere players choose not to skip it. But Se Ri Pak's team beat Annika Sorenstam's team convincingly at the end of '07. That's kind of the President's Cup of women's golf, and it often pits U.S. vs. South Korean players head-to-head.

What I'd really like to see is the Solheim (U.S.-Euro) and Kyoraku (ROK-Japan) Cups synchronized so that the winners and losers of each event face off in the off-year. That's the best chance for the head-to-head U.S./ROK thing ou're calling for, I think.

If you head over to the Seoul Sisters discussion board, you'll see that the mood has been mostly one of frustration the last couple of years. For people used to celebrating the glory years of Pak, Park, Kim, and Han, what's been going on lately is agonizing rather than satisfying. But of course everyone there hopes Karen turns out to be right.
PermalinkPermalink 03/03/08 @ 03:20

In response to: LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008

Ron Mon [Member]
Shanks' penmanship is a thing of beauty. I don't know that I'd hyperbolize with "dominate" just yet. I agree that, as a team, the south Koreans are among the best in the world. I'd like to see a USA-South Korea matchplay event...I think that it would blow the Solheim Cup away, in terms of competition. For my money, though, it will be interesting to see if Ochoa picks and chooses, a la Tiger, or if she plays them all, or most of them, and rings a ten-victory year up. In the events that she does not play, I will look for the Koreans to challenge frequently.
PermalinkPermalink 03/02/08 @ 11:09

In response to: LPGA - South Korean women dominate women's golf in 2008

Shanks [Member]
Angela Park's swing is a thing of beauty.
PermalinkPermalink 02/29/08 @ 10:40

In response to: Golf tip: Is golf making you fat?

108Billy [Visitor]
IMHO 9 times outa 10 its the years of sippin beer and slouching in a cart between shots that takes a toll on a golfers back.

This year I'm walking.
PermalinkPermalink 02/28/08 @ 22:23

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

Ron Mon [Member]
Shouldn't a guy named Tico Torres be playing with Carlos Santana, Ruben Blades, or Celia Cruz? Well, it's cool that he's in Bon Jovi, the Goo Goo Dolls of New Jersey. All right, enough busting...I remember two songs by Bon Jovi running through my brain the last time I contended in a tournament...the first was "Livin' on a prayer," which was sadly replaced by "Blaze of Glory" as I struggled to defeat. Long live Rock and Roll!
PermalinkPermalink 02/16/08 @ 22:43

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

Shari Black Velvet [Visitor]
That's awesome. Respect to Tico for choosing charity over the Grammys.
PermalinkPermalink 02/15/08 @ 12:04

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

opester [Visitor]
All the guys in the band are nobler than most of the celebs who get the bulk of the attention-it's nice to see some positive publicity about someone doing something responsible-the person who didn't recognize Tico probably knows everything about Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. What a sad reflection on American culture. Rock on, Bon Jovi!!!
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 20:01

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

JenJovi [Visitor]
Kudos to Tico! Actually, I'm not sure any of the guys went to the Grammys ...? And yes, what "K Jordan" wrote sums it up. Amazing musicians, but more importantly, really good people -- Jon's work with the Soul Foundation, Project HOME, Habitat and dozens of other charities; the new Sambora mobile care cancer centers founded by Richie; David's involvement with VH1 Save the Music and Music For All. I'm proud to be a fan of these four guys.
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 17:33

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

k jordan [Visitor]
Tico Torres is the drummer for the amazing and rocking band Bon Jovi. He is awesome and this is just one of many examples of what great guys all of the Bon Jovi band members are. They have their heads on straight and recognize the importance of keeping some of their lives out of the non stop celebrity 24/7 party scene. This is one of the many reasons I have been a fan for over 20+ years. Their music is great and it is just nice to see some celebrities that live their lives out of the non stop spotlight and are charitable and care about others. These guys care about their families and also those less fortunate than them and actually do something about it.
P.S. If you don't know who Bon Jovi is..... You have probably been living under a rock or born after the year 2003 - I say this because my 6 year old knows who they are! LOL
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 15:23

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

Erykah McCormick [Visitor]
Duh, Tico's the drummer for Bon Jovi... Why would u read this if u didnt know that????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 15:09

In response to: Amy Winehouse misses Grammys for rehab - Tico Torres missed them to golf

Foster Lewis [Visitor]
First question: "Oh my god, is that Tico Torres!?!?!"

Second question: "Who's Tico Torres?"
PermalinkPermalink 02/14/08 @ 10:07

In response to: Golf tip: Can't hit your driver? Here are some solutions to common problems

Patrick [Visitor]
"Well, stack-and-tilt is the new gold standard, whether people realize it or not."

No it is not, wether you realize it or not.
PermalinkPermalink 01/26/08 @ 13:46
 
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