Rick Vacek at The Turn

Golf.com just posted an interesting instructional titled, “10 skills golfers need to go from a mid- to a low-handicap.” One skill in particular stood out to me: Hit more greens in regulation. The green in reg, or GIR, is oneREAD MORE

Here’s yet another good reason for playing more golf these days: The pandemic-mandated rule changes ought to improve your score. Assuming you’re OK with those new guidelines. The one that has had the most effect on play is the ruleREAD MORE

I have the found the cure for obsessing about your score. TG is worth a shot. Maybe a lot of shots. That stands for Tee to Green, and it has immediately transformed my way of thinking about our great game.READ MORE

Listen in on any foursome on any given day, and you’re bound to hear things like this: I can’t understand it. I used to hit the ball so much more consistently. I hit it so much better on the rangeREAD MORE

I have some simple advice for the players and broadcasters as PGA Tour events return to our TV screens this month: Banter amid the birdies. Byplay or the highway. Otherwise, you’ll be no match for The Match. Those four hoursREAD MORE

Anyone who was making fun of Tom Brady during Sunday’s wildly entertaining four hours of golf, stand up. Now duck. You should have a bunch of tomatoes and rotten eggs thrown at you. Or how about this: Let’s have youREAD MORE

Our great game is also our great social game. For most of us, playing golf alone is extremely unsatisfying. It’s supposed to be a shared experience. But what about going out to the links as a single and hooking upREAD MORE

There are mysteries all around us. How do you explain UFOs? What about ghosts? Does Bigfoot really exist? But those mysteries are nothing compared to the one that has dogged golfers for centuries: How do you suddenly lose your swing?READ MORE

When the 2019-20 PGA Tour season finally resumes next month without fans, the pros will get a taste of what we mortals have known for oh so long. Bad bounces. Wayward shots going even more wayward. Lost balls that don’tREAD MORE

I never would have dreamed that playing golf would be considered a danger to others. Until the last month, the only time I ever endangered anyone on the links, including myself, was when I tried to hit an impossible shotREAD MORE

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