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Tiger Woods is currently on a slippery slope. The “greatest golfer of all time” is in danger of becoming an asterisk within a parentheses. This self-professed Buddhist is doing things that no true Buddhist or any spiritually evolved person would do. Spitting on greens. Playing mind games during competition with Sergio Garcia. Throwing clubs. Ignoring fans. Rejecting TV interviews. Not trying when the tournament seems lost. Behavior unbecoming of a professional athlete…or of a conscious human being. His personal life is in an apparent shambles, perpetrator of a volatile and embarrassing sex scandal which has led to estrangement, divorce, and child custody discomfort for his kids. “I wasn’t thinking,” he said after apologizing for the spitting incidents, which led to a fine by the European Tour. Swing change or no, winning or losing, that about sums up Tiger Woods these days. A conscious human being of 35 years does think, and thinks clearly with (more…)

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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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