Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I've been blaming it on my game. It's not been good enough -- I'm in a slump. I've had too many 3-putts. I need more distance off the tee. My chips are coming up short and off-target. The litany of my inadequacies had gotten way too long. I was overwhelmed.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
|Me (far right) and my instruction group and our very pregnant|
instructor (center) at the LPGA 1-Day Clinic,
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
It was a problem that just popped up, and I struggled with low-lying limbs and poorly placed tree trunks as I tried to get back to the fairway.
One of my playing partners, who's fairly experienced at navigating through trees, suggested after the round that I needed to develop an effective punch shot so I could get myself out of tree trouble.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
With 92 participants, Puttin' On The Ritz might be the biggest golf event I've ever played. I could feel an electric excitement as I made my way through the breakfast buffet. I felt like I was in the middle of a flash mob on the practice green.
My team was the first wild card at Puttin' On The Ritz and it was a very fine draw! As the round unfolded I was equally in awe of Ginger -- my 90-year old teammate who played a steady, consistent game right down the middle of every fairway and who reminded me with every shot she took that I have many, many years of golf ahead of me -- and of Karin -- our A player whom we elected to captain our team while we waited for our turn at the first tee -- who brought the added value of a leadership style that combined technical skill with the ability to bring out the best game all of us carried in our bags to our team effort. We played a round of golf the likes of which I've never before experienced, carded 60 and took runner-up on a scorecard playoff. I'm on for next year!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
|Team USA Members Celebrate Their 2014 Evian |
Championship Juniors Cup Win
It's official! After 260 years, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted by an overwhelming margin to admit women. The Home of Golf has finally stepped into the 21st Century and on behalf of all us women who love and play the Ancient Game I applaud them. Here's the response of one Women's Golf Association:
Friday, September 12, 2014
|So Yeon Ryu|
Ryu's recorded 38 top-10 finishes on the LPGA, three of them victories. She's recorded 282 sub-par holes and fired 280 birdies this year -- 3rd best among Tour players for both categories. She's an experienced pro and she's better-than-average, much better, on the putting surface.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
|Used courtesy www.golfdigest.com|
Monday, August 25, 2014
|The Great Search. Photo credit: http://www.mindgolf.net/598|
I once asked Alma if she didn't get bored with hitting the ball into the fairway, hitting it again, still in the fairway, putting it on the green, and then dropping it into the cup. She's one of several regular playing partners who seem to deliver the kind of game fairly consistently that I've always secretly envied.
Where's the challenge? I asked her.
Don't you understand that the challenge is to stay in the fairway, she'd responded.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
|Mo'Ne Davis. Photo Credit: People.com/Gene J. Puskar/AP|