Category Archives: Strategy of Golf

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

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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, 18 Times Over

About this site: Golf Is Simple Golf has one constant – the need for consistency. [Lesson One will be repeated, consistently, throughout the blog, coming back to it every few weeks, as a reminder of what is most important in … Continue reading

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The One Constant in Golf: The Need for Consistency

Lesson One will be repeated, consistently, throughout the blog, coming back to it every few weeks, as a reminder of what is most important in playing the game of golf. The more I practice, the luckier I get. — Ben … Continue reading

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