Archive: September 2009 - Spinland Studios, LLC

Another “Ah-ha!” Golf Moment

  • September 24, 2009

I told you guys this was going to be a blog for the dedicated weed-whacker. That means sometimes I’ll come up with things that to me are revelations, while to the more skilled golfer they’d be in the realm of, “Well, DUH!” Witness my recent post about gripping the club: even if it’s embarrassing I intend to share everything that comes my way. Well, I just had another revelation. At address, don’t stand too close to the ball. A little background: during yesterday’s round I happened to set up for a practice swing (I was on the tee box) with my club head grounded on some discolored...

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Four Cats

  • September 17, 2009

The Four Cats Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were. The first man was an Engineer. The second man was an Accountant. The third man was a Chemist. The fourth man was a Government Employee. To show off, the Engineer called his cat, "T-square, do your stuff." T-square pranced over to the desk, took out some paper and pen and promptly drew a circle, a square, and a triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty smart. But the Accountant said his cat could do better. He called his cat and said, "Spreadsheet, do your stuff." Spreadsheet went out to the kitchen and returned with...

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An Ode to the Short Game

  • September 17, 2009

Maybe it's just me, but it seems that the confirmed hacker spends a lot of time wishing, "If only I could hit it that far." In the dreams of Hackerland all your golfing woes would be dispelled, if only... Okay, again, maybe it's just me. That being said, today I'm all about how that's really a crock. A crock, I say! Thunderous drives, killer fairway shots, they're all very satisfying and impressive to watch, but I'm here to say how they don't mean squat if you don't have the short game to back them up. Witness, if you will, how quickly the wheels can come off the wagon: It's a short par 4, reachable...

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Funnybone for the day

  • September 5, 2009

So, I expect a lot of you subscribe to the golf.com newsletter as I do. Did you notice the subject line of the latest edition? Lessons: The New Way to Improve Um...they're just figuring this out? Heh. Okay, so it struck me funny, at least.

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One of those “Ah-ha!” moments

  • September 3, 2009

Okay, so this past week has seen me finally realize something important with respect to my golf swing. I'm almost ashamed to admit this epiphany, because it's so obvious, so basic, that the first reaction I expect is for you to give me massive shit for not having this down pat years ago. I know I've gotten a shit ton of grief from my league mates already. So, anyway, what's the big revelation? Don't grip the god-damned club so hard. There, that's it. Isn't a proper grip supposed to be the very first thing you learn in golf's equivalent of kindergarten? Hasn't it been stressed in every book...

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