Mastering The Wind

Mastering The Wind

It's the greatest week of the year – opening day for baseball, Thunder run for the playoffs, NCAA National Championship, MGA Tuesday Nights begins, and The Masters all in one week. It is Christmas for the avid sports fan. With the Masters on the mind, let's talk about mastering our game. To be a master of any golf course in Oklahoma during the spring, you have to master the wind. It's usually mild temperatures between 75-85, but those days come with heavy wind in the spring time, whereas those temperatures tend to have less wind in the fall.

Get Groovy Wedges

Get Groovy Wedges

TG recently had an interview with Roger Cleveland. He says that pros on tour change their wedges every 6-8 weeks and that we normal people should change ours once a year. He says that each time you strike a ball, the grooves dull slightly and obviously you want to maintain groove sharpness to generate spin. Do you change yours?

One Hop and Stop Wedge

One Hop and Stop Wedge

I was attending the PGA Annual Meeting this weekend where James Siekmann was our guest speaker. James is a full time instructor with PGA Tour Players such as Tom Pernice, Emiliano Grillo, Ben Crane, Jeff Overton, Charlie Hoffman, and many more. He made such a great point about good wedge players. It would be great if everyone could hit a full wedge shot, land 4 feet from the pin, get it to back up or release it the other four feet. However, that is unlikely to happen even with the best players in the world. What he wants from his students is for them to have a "one hop and stop" shot.