Golf Channel’s Big Break is on tonight. I haven’t talked much about it this season so far, but my buddy James Lepp from Kikkor Golf is still alive in the show. Here’s a little preview of tonight’s episode. I get these from Golf Channel. Let me know if they’re of interest and I’ll post them more often.
My putting is great. My fairways hit is about 80%. If I miss a green in regulation though, I’m in trouble. As a current 2.5 handicap I struggle with my short game. When I hit greens I can shoot in the low 70’s or high 60’s. If I miss greens it can be ugly, as my up-and-down percentage, which I track with GolfStats, is about 20-25%. As they say on Twitter: #lame.
I had the opportunity to submit my video to PGA.com for a lesson on their cool new feature, Free Lesson Fridays. FLF is a fun and educational part of PGA.com in which renowned golf teachers help out folks who submit their questions and game issues. My lesson, linked here or by clicking the image below, was quite an eye opener.
Click photo to go to my PGA.com Free Lesson Friday
I didn’t realize I broke my left arm. Shoot. I have the dreaded left arm chicken wing! Somebody kill me now. I also didn’t know that my short game shots were mostly hands and not shoulders. And last I didn’t realize the club head passed my hands. These are all things I know are not good, but didn’t realize I was doing them until a PGA instructor showed me.
I’m thankful for the video lesson, and for PGA.com exposing my weak short game to millions of their readers. Exposing my short game to the public is worse than those naked pictures I accidentally posted online of myself, the ones with the lamp shade. That’s a post for another day…
I was excited to watch Phil Mickelson hit a 100 yard shot from goal line to goal line at last night’s Monday Night Football game, during half time. Unfortunately ESPN did not cover any part of the shot.
I heard ESPN had Phil on the pregame and he broke down and analyzed the two teams very well. I wonder if he predicted that Denver and Peyton Manning would execute one of the largest road comebacks in NFL history, coming back from a 24-0 deficit to win by double digits?
I found the video on YouTube this morning, so here it is:
Belly putters are the rage. Some big PGA Tour players have seemingly resurrected their careers by switching to belly putters, like Adam Scott, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els. Other younger players have succeeded right out of the gate with bellies, like Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson. Today I’m doing my best attempt at a review of the Boccieri Heavy Belly Q2-M belly putter. I say attempt. Read on.
Boccieri Golf’s Heavy Putter Q2-M – click to zoom
Boccieri Heavy Belly Q2-M Overview
First lets discuss the Q2-M model. This model is available in standard and belly lengths from Boccieri, as are all of their putters. The head is a traditional heel/toe weighted toe-droop blade with a plumber’s neck hosel. The head has a full shaft offset. This is a very good setup for me personally with regards to regular length putters.
The putter is “heavy” in that a 200 gram weight is inserted in the butt end of the shaft. If you haven’t tried a Heavy Putter before, you should. The extra weight makes it very hard to jerk the putter or break the wrists, two sure ways of putting poorly. The heavy weight promotes a smooth and straight stroke. (more…)