Golf: Breaking 80 - Consistently

Over the past three years I've become pretty obsessed interested in golf. I've played off and on for years, but three years ago took my first lesson. In 2010 I had a nine-hole playing lesson with Corey Pion at River Strand Golf Club and its been non-stop golf ever since. This year I'm breaking 80 (which I did on 10/12/12) and this section covers my progress toward that goal and beyond. Next goal: Single digit handicap.

Recent Posts

I really want to get back to hitting again

Posted on November 1st, 2012

It’s been almost two weeks since I injured my left ribs. This is the second time this year an injury has kept me from playing or practicing. I guess it shouldn’t be a big deal since I’m not playing golf for a living. This is a cost center not a revenue producing hobby. But not being able to practice is starting to really getting annoying. It’s also been a good… Continue reading >

Went Fatso with the putter grip

Posted on October 27th, 2012

What’s Going On Since I can’t make full swings right now, I’m being “forced” to work on other aspects like alignment and putting. I’m actually happy about this, I need to be working on these things. For a few months now I’ve been thinking about putting and the changes I need to make if I want to become a consistent sub-80s, single digit golfer. I need to putt well. I… Continue reading >

What to work on

Posted on October 21st, 2012

I think it’s clear what to work on now. 1) keep my right leg/hip/foot in check 2) trust the full shoulder turn 3) get alignment consistent and correct. Not that there aren’t other areas to work on, but these are huge. Look at how open my right hip is at this point. Foot is up, knee is over. Way early MY NEXT GOAL My next goal is to get my… Continue reading >

Played Bear’s Best Atlanta – Suwanee, GA (92)

Posted on October 20th, 2012

The Course This course was stunning. Easily the best course I’ve played in Atlanta. I had high expectations for this course and it didn’t disappoint. Starting on the giant putting green, huge driving range, and the massive chipping area, we had a chance to warm up our entire game. The starter was great and the course was amazing. The condition of the course, even in mid-October, was superb. The fairways… Continue reading >

Played RiverPines – Alpharetta, GA (82)

Posted on October 18th, 2012

Today’s 82 was just “ok.” It comes down to three things 1) lack of focus 2) not a full shoulder turn 3) no confidence. The driver was off and I think a lot had to do with poor alignment and a weak turn. Irons were a bit pushed. And I wasn’t moving the lower body as well. But, after being even thru 4, then stringing 6 straight bogies, ending with… Continue reading >

Played Rio Secco – Henderson, NV (82)

Posted on October 13th, 2012

The Course I feel like Rio was in better shape this year than last year. It was pretty wet, which helped us on the greens, but that also mean the fairways, tees a rough were thicker and longer. The greens are more marked up than Cascata, but that’s not surprising given they have caddies. That said, Rio gives everyone a divot tool in the cart, I use it (year round)… Continue reading >

Broke 80! Played Cascata – Boulder City, NV (79)

Posted on October 12th, 2012

I Broke 80! I did it. I broke 80. And I did it on an awesome course. The Course If its possible, Cascata was in even better shape this year than last even with a ton of rain. The greens were super smooth, the rough nice and thick and the fairways and tees and were going in nicely. This course is unbelievable. It’s an oasis in the middle of the… Continue reading >

Played Durham Lakes. Fairburn, GA (93)

Posted on September 23rd, 2012

And there you have it, my swing

Posted on September 20th, 2012

Stop messing around I shouldn’t have changed anything. I should’ve stuck with what I was doing. I’m not saying its perfect, far from it, but fundamentally, it looks good. The numbers look good, the video looks good. For the next month, I’m not making a major change to the swing. What I’m allowing myself to work on are these two things: My hands, especially during the takeaway and backswing making… Continue reading >

All this tweaking isn’t helping

Posted on September 19th, 2012

Frustrated Just had to vent out some frustration with my swing this morning over IM with Chris. He listened politely which was nice. I’ve had this same chat with Andrea, too. I’ve been constantly tweaking and changing my swing. I’ve known since the beginning that constant tweaking isn’t constructive. But I found some videos from last year (Oct and Nov) where I had a really nice swing. From a technical… Continue reading >

About Me

I'm the Vice President of Digital Innovation and Mobile, which is probably the coolest job title out there. You can learn more about my work in emerging technology on the About or Work Pages.

As for this site, it's a place where I can jot ideas down and share some of the stuff I'm working on. The views are my own and some of them might not make much sense, but hey, that's part of the process. I'm also working toward being a single digit handicap golfer, so I post a lot about my golf game.