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 Abacoa Golf Club – Jupiter, Florida [92]

Posted on April 20th, 2011

The Course Abacoa Golf Club was in great shape and had some really great holes. For a public course I’m really impressed. The only downside is that so many of the public courses in Florida are in awesome condition that I almost “expected” it. But great course, nice design and really fun to play. My Round This was the best round in recent memory. I shot a 92, which on… Continue reading >

Played Jupiter Dunes Par 3 Course in Jupiter, Florida

Posted on April 19th, 2011

The Course I learned about this course from Luke List, a golfer on the Nationwide Tour, while on the flight down to PBI. Only spent an hour chatting with him, but he’s a great guy and a great golfer. I’m sure he’s gonna have a killer year and we’ll see him tearing up the PGA Tour very soon. Jupiter Dunes is the best Par 3 course I’ve ever played. They… Continue reading >

Not consistent

Posted on April 13th, 2011

Yeah there isn’t any reason to talk about this one. Update: OK, that’s not going to be helpful to me at all.  I’m not sure what really happened today, it wasn’t good.  I did hit a couple decent shots. Oddly enough, they came when I took my right index finger and thumb off the club during the swing.  Hogan calls these the “pincer fingers” and suggests that they wreck swings.… Continue reading >

Most consistent practice session recently

Posted on April 9th, 2011

Most consistent 165 ball practice session in recent memory. Solid shots with 7 iron predominately but also hit solid 60d wedge and 6 irons. Hit some crisp, smooth effortless 145-150 yr 9 irons consistently to within 20 ft radius of the pin. Nice putts, good distance control. Also good chipping, especially from 40-50 feet with a nice wrist hinge and follow thru to pop it in the air and land… Continue reading >

Stay connected, head still, good turn

Posted on April 8th, 2011

Heading to the range tomorrow for a couple hours. Work on: Keep the arms and body connected and get the right arm tucked in on forward swing to bring the club from the inside, not outside Need to keep head still and visualize rotating around an axis, don’t sway as much with hips Good wrist hinge, maybe try setting it a bit earlier Good flex in the legs, go more… Continue reading >

It’s not Augusta National, but pretty good

Posted on April 8th, 2011

Legacy Golf Course Practice Range. This is the closest range and a pretty decent facility.

Make a good turn with lower

Posted on April 6th, 2011

Working on: initiating the swing with the lower body DONT get a second bucket. First half of the session went well. Posture and setup was more athletic and stable, felt better anyway. Got a mini routine going which helped consistency. When I initiated w/ lower and lagged the club, the shots were pure and 7 iron was 165-175ish and straight to fade. Be sure to hinge with the wrist and… Continue reading >

Keeping track of progress

Posted on April 5th, 2011

Given how analytical I am, not sure why its taken me so long to actually read about the golf swing. I finally picked up Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf and I’ve already read it 3 times. Like millions of golfers before me, I wish I would have read this book before ever swinging a club. One of the suggestions in his book is keeping notes on… 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.