Category Archives: A game of misses

Consistency: Creating the Foundation that Makes Power Possible

[Ed. Note:  We have not posted in a while.  We apologize.  There are a series of posts we intend to post.  Other commitments have made it difficult to post for a time.] About this site: Golf as God Gave It … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Acceleration, Confidence, Consistency, Coordination, Learning, Maximizing Power, Mental aspects of the game, Power, Repetition | Tagged

Getting the Ball to the Hole: To Die or Drive on By (Lesson 3, Part 6A)

This is an introduction to a familiar debate in golf:  whether to try to die the ball at the hole on your putts (e.g., Nicklaus’ preference) or to try to give it enough force to go 17 inches by in … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Putting, Putting

Golf’s One Constant: The Need for Consistency

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us [Ed. Note:  Most of our lessons are about the physical side of golf. But some of the math in golf is not about how the ball bounces down the fairway; … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Confidence, Consistency, Course Management, Fitness, Mental | 1 Comment

Getting the Ball to the Hole: The Faster You Putt, the Smaller the Hole (Lesson 3, Part 5)

The harder I try, the behinder I get.                       Anonymous Work hard to reach your goals. And if you can’t reach them, use a ladder.           … Continue reading

Posted in (Linear) Momentum, A game of misses, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Why and When to Lag (Lesson 3, Part 4)

To die the ball at the hole, or to putt it 17 inches past?  That is the question. There is a debate in golf about whether one should try to die the ball at the hole or putt it with … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting, Putting, Putting Alignment

Consistency: Shot Selection and Other Mistakes We Make

People ask me who’s better, Tiger or Jack. It’s close, but if they played one 18-hole round, both men in their primes, I’d have to take Jack. He was longer than Tiger, a better putter, and he’d game-plan Tiger to death. … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Consistency

Spin on the Ball: God Doesn’t Own A One-Iron (Lesson 5, Part 2)

About this site: Golf As God Gave It To Us Apochryphal story about Lee Trevino:  [Ed. Note:  For those of you who don’t know, Trevino was hit by lightning on a golf course once in the mid 1970s.]  During a … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Ball Flight, Fades and Draws, Hooks and Slices, the ground