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I’m not big on tooting my own horn, but this is one of those major accomplishments I simply must share. The last time I broke 80 was 1997, until two weeks ago when I shot a 77 at Bennett Valley in Santa Rosa CA, a tree-lined muni that is quite challenging. These 13 years have been frustrating as far as my golf goals are concerned. Swing, club, and ball changes. Different putters. Lessons. Books on the mental game. And looking for that elusive chipping stroke that helped me break 80 a number of times when I was a teenager. I felt sentenced to a 13 handicap, unable to break that magic barrier. Big numbers on any given day would sink the good ship 70 something.

But I’d stumbled on something around my swing and my chipping technique, which I will share with you, (more…)

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