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

Played Smoke Rise Country Club – Stone Mtn., GA (83)

Posted on July 21st, 2012

The Course Smoke Rise CC is a excellent course. I knew from looking at the scorecard that it would be a challenging course, but challenging not because it’s long (it’s not) but because it requires finesse. The fairways are tight in places, requiring irons off the tee and every green is protected by bunkers. Unfortunately, we played while they were renovating the greens. So we played to temporary greens cut… Continue reading >

Swing thoughts

Posted on July 19th, 2012

Quick update. Hit balls today and it went well so here are things to remember. Weaken the left hand grip, too many knuckles and it makes me too handsy Get back to your old Tempo. Finish the backswing keeping everything tight, bump the hips, drop the hands down in front. Keep your right foot down and less active with that leg Ok, so here’s what you felt like: At address:… Continue reading >

It’s official, I’ve had every part of the swing correct

Posted on July 16th, 2012

Just not at the same time. I think I’ll look at that positively. I was clearing out videos from my V1 iPad app that I’ve taken over the last year and a half. As I watched them I realized that over the past year and a half, I’ve had some really good swings. I’ve had a good backswing and takeaway, I’ve had a nice position at the top, I’ve had… Continue reading >

Hit some more today, good swings

Posted on July 15th, 2012

Hit another 50 balls or so today, wanted to see if yesterday was a fluke. It wasn’t. My first shot with a 7i looked, felt, and had the same data as my last one from yesterday. Went thru some wedges, 7i, 5W, and 5i today. Hit some really good shots. Just need to keep imagining this new takeaway, it’s gonna take time. I had some loose shots where the old… Continue reading >

Yes, it was my right arm but really the Takeaway

Posted on July 14th, 2012

Golf is great for a ton of reasons, but one is that you can continually learn, test and try things until you find something that works. I’ve known for a long time that my takeaway thru backswing was not ideal. Too much wrist, too my roll, too much inside. But I was focused on the transition and forward swing and getting the shaft to drop on plane. I couldn’t understand… Continue reading >

I take it back, its my entire right arm

Posted on July 13th, 2012

I’ve been reading about the physics of the golf swing and something interesting caught my attention. Right hand dominent players struggle keeping the right arm from dominating the swing. Earth shattering I know. But the right arm should only brace the swing at at the end provide form power. So I decided to take some left arm only swings. Im stunned. Everything from my posture, to my arm position at… Continue reading >

It’s mental

Posted on July 12th, 2012

I’ve had good range sessions before a round where things click and it feels good, and then I go out on the course and it’s a totally different swing. But today was different. After warmup I always try to hit shots to targets, not just aimlessly down the range. I was all over it today with every club from PW thru 5i, 5W and even driver. My swing felt effortless,… Continue reading >

Right Shoulder

Posted on July 10th, 2012

After hitting today I realized something, my right shoulder comes up at the top of my backswing. Im turning my shoulders correctly around my spine but at the end, my right shoulder is bunched up close to my ear. I’ve been wondering why I can’t get my hands back down on plane and this could be a big part of the problem. Even though I’m staying connected, it’s something that… Continue reading >

Update on my year so far

Posted on July 3rd, 2012

Its been a while since I posted any updates and that isnt a great thing. I’m updating this site mostly for me. These posts help me reflect on my rounds, my progress, and they remind me what I’m working on and what has/hasn’t been working. Bottom line: My game is in the best shape its been. My last 4 rounds were all in the 80s and I’ve lowered my handicap… Continue reading >

Played Wolf Creek – Atlanta, Ga (85)

Posted on June 16th, 2012

The Course I really like Wolf Creek. This is the second time I’ve played there this year and the course has been in excellent condition. Its an interesting layout, too, with many holes forcing you to be strategic off the tee. You can’t just step up and hit driver all the time. You have to think about your landing areas, you have to think about your aim points as well… 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.