Category Archives: GOLF

Are you golf ready? A comprehensive approach to getting results

Golf-Ready

JUNE 2015 – Do you suffer common faults during your golf swing?  End your frustrations once and for all.  Equipment technology, sport technique and your body are all opportunities to change your game.

I often encounter individuals that have invested a fortune on golf lessons, new clubs, and the latest trend in swing analysis yet failed to achieve their desired performance results.

Many of these individuals failed to work on the one piece of the puzzle that they have full control over, their body.

Is golf more mental or physical?

Mental-Physical-Golf

JUNE 2015 – Although I played baseball on a professional level for more than 16 seasons, I sometimes wish I had played professional golf.  Both sports are difficult to master and a very small percentage of men and women are able to make their living at either sport.

Ironhorse golf club celebrating 20 years

Ironhorse-Golf

JUNE 2015 – In 1995, the Internet entered mainstream public consciousness. That year, the United States government stopped funding it with public money. America Online and Prodigy released browsers to offer easy access to the World Wide Web for the general public.

More significantly, on July 1, 1995, Ironhorse Golf Course opened.

Both entities are still going strong.

Prairie Band and Firekeeper make a winning hand

Firekeeper-golf

JUNE 2014 – It is a combination that is hard to beat. The Prairie Band Casino & Resort offers everything you’d want for a Kansas weekend getaway.

It is 15 minutes north of Topeka on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation. Prairie Band offers casino gaming, prestigious hotel accommodations, high-quality dining options, a convention and entertainment venue, and the state’s top-rated golf course, Firekeeper.

Eagles Landing among six golf courses associated with Club Members program

Golf-Eagles-Landing

MAY 2015 – You finally get some time off in the middle of the week, so you throw “the sticks” in the trunk. You get to your favorite golf course expecting to be able to play 18 without the regular weekend crowd. And then it hits you.

The course is closed for a tournament.

Instead of freaking out, members of the Club Members program simply hop in the car to the nearest participating course and play a round for a flat fee of $20.

“The advantage to the golfer is that it gives them more options to use that special rate,” said Eagle’s Club golf pro Jay Kennedy.

Golf’s Six Golden Rules

Golf-Golden-Rules

APRIL 2015 – The endless pursuit of the golfing experience has probably caused more anguish and joy than any other sport in which we participate. Some golfers seek outer guidance for their experience and others blame forces outside of themselves. To those who consider golf as a spiritual journey, we offer up these six golden rules as a guide along your personal golfing path.

Unique golf tournaments scheduled for Winterstone Golf Course

Golf-Winterstone

APRIL 2015 – It is a tradition unlike any other…at least in the Kansas City area.

The “Winterstone Masters” takes place on the Sunday morning of The Masters, and is part of a unique tournament schedule for the Winterstone Golf Course in Independence. It will be a two-man scramble on different courses, with the more famous one being in Augusta, Georgia.

“We think it enhances the viewership,” head club pro Kane Chapman said. “If you weren’t already involved, you will be.”

Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills offer challenging holes, scenic courses

Golf-JoCo-Parks

APRIL 2015 – Johnson County is home to two of the area’s best public courses:  Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills.

Heritage Park, which is along Lackman/Black Bob Road in Olathe, offers challenging links play and beautiful views.

Solutions for a better, more fluid golf swing

golf-swing

APRIL 2015 – Although I played pro baseball for 16 seasons, including for the Kansas City Royals, my real love in high school and college was golf. I sometimes wonder what might have happened if my life had gravitated towards playing competitive golf instead of baseball.

I was drawn more to golf than baseball because it was more of an individual performance rather than a team performance. 

Stuck with your golf stretching routine?

Golf-stretching

APRIL 2015 – Do you experience muscle tightness during golf?  Does it take you more than 15 minutes to warmup before play or do you tighten up on the back nine?  Has your game flat-lined despite working with your golf pro?  Many golfers struggle with the sensation of tightness despite their golf stretching routine.

Let me start by saying, not all tightness is created equal and this issue is quite complex.