Posts Tagged ‘best of luck’

Refining My Golf Swing!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

So, today’s practice lead to more great stuff, I am hitting the golf ball beautifully, great low-to-high trajectory with lots of spin, and control over my golf ball. And yes, my driver is definitely going over 320 yards, not that it’s important.

Continuing from yesterday’s practice, here’s my swing thoughts:

Really feel like you aren’t releasing the golf club at impact. I found that your golf club HAS to release at impact, you don’t have to make a conscious effort. What I do is try to hit the ball with a 90-degree angle formed by my hands and arms. What this does is help me keep the clubhead square as long as possible with natural release of my hands, which inevitably happens anyways.

If you take your golf club and take it near impact with your golf club at 90 degrees with your arms, then try to swing without releasing the club. The only way you will do that is by rotating your shoulders and forearms. That is exactly how you get a crisp strike through the ball. This results in natural release of your hands and the clubhead, squaring the clubface.

Enjoy~

LIVE – Go Tiger at Masters 2009!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

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As an avid fan of golf, I am glad that Masters is one of the top trends on Twitter this weekend.  I think this guy Tiger had something to do with that as I don’t think golf was as popular before we had Tiger.

Anyways, I wish Tiger and the rest of the players best of luck and let the best win today although I am biased towards Tiger.

This will be Tiger’s first major since his last major 2008 U.S. Open, which he won with a BROKEN KNEE!

Now, I will be expecting much more today from a Tiger with new knee.

Regardless of who you are rooting for, join me on twitter @progolferdigest as I “live” twittercast the whole Masters starting in about 3 minutes, 11AM PST.

Camilo Villegas Shoots 63 and Leads Buick Invitational 2009!

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Wow, Camilo Villegas is on fire early this year and shoots 63 to lead the Buick Invitational on the first day.

Other notable names include Nick Watney, who I’ve played in junior golf with.  (Best of luck Nick, it’s time to win one!)

Well, we will see how the rest of the weekend goes but I think Camilo has a good chance of winning, due to the fact that he has been on a winning-run and not afraid of big name players.  (Isn’t he a big name player too now?)

I will have to place my bets on the young ones Camilo, Nick, and Rick.

Rick Barnes is also around, (whom I’ve also played junior golf with) great to see him playing good at -3.

And where’s Tiger?  I hope he comes back soon to the golf world. :)

Michelle Wie Playing in the Reno Tahoe Open

Monday, July 28th, 2008
Michelle Wie Playing in the Reno Tahoe Open

Michelle Wie Playing in the Reno Tahoe Open

It’s a wonder that Michelle Wie hasn’t won an LPGA Tournament.  Perhaps, Michelle Wie is not Tiger Woods of women’s golf or at least until she proves otherwise.

After the bad break of being disqualified at her last LPGA tournament, Michelle Wie will be playing in the men’s PGA Tour event coming this weekend at the Reno Tahoe Open.

Of course, most of the top players in the world won’t be there as they will be at Firestone Country Club to play the World Golf Championship.

Still, I wish Michelle Wie the best of luck beating the men at Reno Tahoe Open.   It’s going to be near impossible I’d say since she’s not used to playing longer golf courses with much tougher competition.  Even Annika Sorenstam, the former #1 player of the world for couple decades, failed to make a cut on the PGA Tour.

The point is not that a woman can make a cut on the PGA Tour but the fact of life is that men do hit the ball longer by nature and it’s certainly not fair for the women to play from the same tees.

If Michelle Wie makes the cut this weekend, that might start a whole new plethora of LPGA tour pros who might start asking for sponsor’s exemptions to play on the PGA Tour.

Go figure, if I were her, I’d concentrate on making the LPGA Tour first.  You can always play with the men but you don’t get infinite number of sponsor exemptions even with the LPGA.

Crap, Michelle Wie should have finished top 5 last week.  LPGA Officials can take their stupid rules and shove it somewhere I guess.