Where-Wolff

Where-Wolff

Like every major the storylines are a plenty this week as we parasail into La Jolla, California and Torrey Pines for the 121st U.S. Open. The last time our nation’s golf championship was played here, Tiger Woods made a highlight reel a mile long with a broken leg and 91 holes of incredible golf and sheer torture. Sadly, Tiger won’t be here this week as he continues to, once again, heal and rehab his leg injuries…this time from a car accident back in February. But Tiger’s buddy Phil has us filled with hopeful excitement as he tries to finally win...

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Rahm’s Raw Deal Jon Rahm arrived in Columbus on Monday for The Memorial knowing he had been in recent contact with someone who just tested positive for Covid-19. He alerted the tour and the event officials, and they administered a test…every single morning. And every single morning the test results showed negative. At the conclusion of his rain-delayed 2nd round Saturday morning, he took another test. At 4:20pm that test showed positive while Rahm was on the course for his 3rd round. The tour requested a reconfirmation and tested it again, which also came back positive just after 6:00 as...

Twice As Nice

Twice As Nice

The final round at Colonial Sunday had the drama we wanted but it wasn’t quite the shootout we expected. Neither Jason Kokrak nor hometown favorite Jordan Spieth could seem to hit a green over the last 5 holes as it became a scramble fest for pars and bogies. In the end Jordan could have shot even par and won his 2nd Charles Schwab challenge, but he didn’t. Instead he completely lost his swing and shot 73. Kokrak mixed birdies with bogies but survived and won his 2nd title of the season by 2 strokes. Jay led the field in driving...

Thrill Mickelson

Thrill Mickelson

The storylines are a plenty coming out of this past week’s spectacular PGA Championship, but the emotions are running rampant. The wind blew hard and the course played tough, but fair. All things we expected. What nobody expected was a 50 year old Phil Mickelson to hoist the Wannamaker trophy Sunday evening. But like so many times before, golf gives us something we didn’t expect, but totally wanted and deserved. It’s pretty ironic that the people’s champ delivered in front of the first major where the people were actually back in droves. Sure there were galleries at The Masters, but...

2021 PGA Championship Preview

2021 PGA Championship Preview

156 player field. 99 of the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings (I’ll let you guess who’s missing). 35 major champions. 70 International players from 25 different countries. That’s the 2021 PGA Championship in a nutshell; the strongest major field in golf. Kiawah Island plays host for the first time since 2012, when Rory torched the place and won by 8 strokes. This year it will be the longest major course in history at just over 7,800 yards. I almost threw up in my mouth as I typed that. With the wind, waste areas, fescue, and enormous contoured...

GHQ Lesson Tee: Get Out of the Sand

GHQ Lesson Tee: Get Out of the Sand

One of the toughest shots for the amateur is hitting out of a bunker/sand trap. A big reason is because you just don’t practice that shot very often. Unless you belong to a club with a practice short game area there aren’t a lot of public courses that contain a practice bunker. And with how booming golf is currently and how packed the courses are, you probably don’t have much time to drop 3 or 4 balls in the greenside trap on #4 without the group behind you jamming tees into your voodoo doll and damning you straight to hell....

The Curious Case of Anthony Kim

The Curious Case of Anthony Kim

The name Anthony Kim rings a bell with most golf fans and then is often paired with the “oh yeah, whatever happened to him” response. Most remember his incredible performance in the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla, his flamboyant and shiny belt buckles, and his swashbuckling style that quickly made him one of the best players in the game in a very short time. Then as we reminisce, we remember it ended just as quickly as it began. Kim turned in pro in 2006 after playing 3 years at the University of Oklahoma. He tied for 2nd in his pro...

“Why Do I Hit My 3-Wood Better Than My Driver?”

“Why Do I Hit My 3-Wood Better Than My Driver?”

Three of the most popular questions I get asked as a swing coach are “How do I hit it farther, how do I take my range swing to the golf course, and why do I hit my 3-wood better than my driver?” If I had a dime for each time I heard these questions I’d be writing this blog from my Malibu beach house with a $20,000 pen on $500 paper. There’s a few reasons as to why the average player is more consistent and more successful with their fairway wood over their driver, and I’m gonna hit ya with...

Father & Son In-Cink

Father & Son In-Cink

Sometimes what was meant to be a temporary situation or something just for fun ends up being a successful, long-term solution. Thus is the case with the Cink’s. Stewart and son Reagan have formed a dynamic duo that was intended to be a one or two-off. Reagan looped the bag for dad at the first event of the 2020-2021 wrap around season back in September, the Safeway Open. Stewart won that by 2 strokes shooting 65-65 on the weekend. That was Cink’s first win since the 2009 Open Championship, where he broke everyone’s hearts by beating a surging 60 year...

Long Live Langer

Long Live Langer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. This is Christmas for golf. This is Masters Week. In the north and Midwest this is the unofficial start to our golf season. And as blessed as we were to enjoy the event just 5 months ago in November, this just feels right. We return to the 2nd week in April. We return to the reds and pinks of the azaleas. The patrons also return. As does Bernhard Langer. I truly believe in the term “horses for courses.” No matter what condition a player’s game is in, when they step on a...