M Craig sent me pics of tiger on my e-mail as an attachment
I don't know how to put them on the message board
Happy to help . . .
Send them to me . . .
1. Save the photo attachment to your desk top
2. Click my name, open email , attach your photos to email)
3. SEND to Eye
Or send to Gammasus, tell her to send to me.
HY YA DURIN' . . . HY YA DURIN' . . . HY YA DURIN" ?
Eye was thinking of you recently; yet had no idea you were on the beach in Belize!
I hope you had great fun !
I had reservations Memorial Day Weekend at my favorite ocean-front hotel on Cocoa Beach; yet was forced to cancel, when "Tropical Storm" (Berl) decided to roll up the Florida East Coastline, less than 24 hours ahead of my scheduled arrival.
I think it was a "category 2 hurricane"; with wide-spread power outages as it came ashore in Jacksonville, and Daytona.
EMS dragged 64 people from the ocean by noon on Saturday.
I rescheduled for July . . .
Don't be a stranger.
NEVER FORCE THE ISSUE
PUTTING is largely about touch. To really get a feel for speed, the stroke should be as easy, smooth and natural as I can make it. If I putt like a robot; stiff, locked up and too mechanical, I won't judge distance very well, especially on longer putts.
LET THE TOE PASS THE HEEL. If I keep my left arm fairly close to my side on the forward stroke, the putter-head will tend to rotate to the left after impact, the toe of the club passing the heel. I don't fight that natural tendency. The important thing is for the putterface to be square to the target line at impact, and that will hapen as long as my release is smooth and unhurried.
DON'T BLOCK IT DOWN THE LINE; some players are so desperate to avoid pushes and pulls that they shove the putterhead down the target line, keeping the clubface dead square from start to finish. It's a very unnatural action. It doesn't do much to provide square contact, and it's almost impossible to impart the right speed consistently.
HANDLING BREAKING PUTTS
The Right-to-Left Putt: Most right-handed players prefer a putt that breaks from right to left. Thats because the arms and hands are moving outward, away from the body, through impact. Its's a bit more natural to stroke the ball this way, rather than drawing your hands and arms inward toward your body through impact.
The Left-to-Right Putt: The key to this putt is to allow the putter to "release", or rotate freely, through impact. That's harder than it sounds. The tendency is to let the putter-head drift to the right (toward the hole) through impact. The result: A miss on the low side. Keep your head down, trust your line, and let the putter release naturally.
LAGGING THE LONG ONES CLOSE
The only time I welcome a long putt is when I've reached a long par 5 in two. Nevertheless, I face putts of 40 feet or longer a lot more often than that, once per round on average at least. The goal, of course, is to avoid three-putting. Three-putts are killers, and that doesn't say anything about four-putting, which I've done a few times since I was a kid (but I'm glad to say I've never five-putted) !
My goal is to lag my first putt dead to the hole, so I have nothing more than a tap-in left. That's setting the bar pretty high, but its rare that I face a long putt so difficult that I can't lag it up there close. There are exceptions, of course. On the 17th hold at Augusta National during the Masters, they often cut the hole on the left side of the green on Sunday. That part of the green slopes severely from left to right. If I stop my approach shot on the left side of the green, forget it. I can't hit my first putt within eight feet - unless I hole it.
HEY TIGER TROOPS,
AS (the great) MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD SAY
when creating a new piece of music. . .
"NOW, LET THAT SIMMER"
SO, TIE . . .
What makes you think (the great) Michael Jackson
would have wanted to "baby-sit your kids"?
Now, ask yourself: Are they really YOUR kids?
"LET THAT SIMMER" . . .