Friday, July 5, 2019

"The" Place for Rare, Classic and Premium Putters

If you are looking for the best rare, classic or premium putters, then Original Glory Golf is the site to visit!  Owned by avid golfer and gentleman of the game, Korye Logan, I am sure you will enjoy visiting his site(s) and viewing his vast collection.

Follow are some samples of his collection:

These are links to his complete collection:

Crazy...but I Made my Second Ace in Three Months!

I have never made back to back aces this quick but I made my eighth career hole in one on June 16, 2019, three months after making my seventh!

I aced the par 3, 115 yard, 12th hole at Riverplace CC in Austin.  I used my 54 degree Cleveland RTX 4 wedge that hit about 6' behind the hole and spun back in the hole.

Thanks again to Srixon/Cleveland Golf!

Career Aces

1975     Morris Williams Golf Course, Austin, TX
1982     Shady Oaks Country Club, Ft. Worth, TX
1988     Amelia Island Golf Club, Amelia Island, FL
2005     High Meadow Ranch Golf Club, Magnolia, TX   (Competition)
2011     Dominion Country Club, San Antonio, TX  (Competition)
2018     Silverhorn Golf Club, San Antonio, TX  (Competition)
2019     (March) Riverplace Country Club, Austin, TX
2019     (June) Riverplace Country Club, Austin, TX

Friday, June 21, 2019

What a Difference 40 Years Makes!

In 1979 I was an assistant golf professional at Horseshoe Bay Resort and Country Club.   While playing the 9th hole (Slick Rock Course) with one of my fellow assistants, my tee shot ended up in this position.  He thought it was quite humorous and snapped this picture.  This was just a simple reach between the trees 9 iron shot that made it on the green.  

This week while competing in a STPGA Senior Series tournament at Horseshoe Bay, I tried to recreate the famous shot.  It just wasn't going to happen.

 Forty years makes a difference indeed!  

I am writing this with sadness however, as Sharon Putt, the wife of Bob Putt, my first mentor and former head professional at Horseshoe Bay, passed away this week.  I have many great memories of my time spent there learning the golf business from one of the best golf professionals in the industry and Sharon was a huge part of that experience too.  

Monday, March 18, 2019

Wow...Another Hole in One!

I scored my 7th career hole in one on March 17, 2019 (Lucky me on St. Patrick's Day)!
My last hole in one was in August, 2018.

I hit a five iron on the 187 yard, 16th hole at Riverplace Country Club in Austin, TX.

Thank you Srixon Z785 irons and Srixon Z Star ball!

Career Aces

1975    Morris Williams GC, Austin, TX
1982    Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth, TX
1988   Amelia Island Golf Club, Amelia Island, FL
2005   High Meadow Ranch Golf Club, Magnolia, TX - competition
2011   Dominion Country Club, San Antonio, TX - competition
2018   Silverhorn Golf Club, San Antonio, TX - competition
2019   Riverplace Country Club, Austin, TX

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congrats to Matthew Shuler!

Congratulations to Matthew Shuler from Eagle Pass, TX, for signing to play his collegiate golf at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.  This fall will the first year of the men's golf program and I know Matthew will be a great influence for the team.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mach 3 Speed Check with Wes Short Jr.

I introduced Mach 3 Speed Training to fellow Austinite, Wes Short Jr. this week.   Wes is a former PGA TOUR winner and current PGA TOUR Champions member.  In 2018, Wes finished 21st on the money list.

By no means am I his instructor, nor do I take any credit for his success.  I just wanted to demonstrate to him my new speed training program which I am now conducting.

The first step in the speed training is to perform a speed check with the driver.  The average swing speed of the first five drives was 108.4 mph with the fastest being 110 mph.  After the speed check we immediately perform the four step protocol with the Jet Stick.  This is a picture of me with the Jet Stick.

The Jet Stick is a simple tool and consists of a shaft with a ball and chain inserted in the bottom of the shaft.  It is not heavy, but when you swing it correctly you hear the swish of the ball and chain whizzing through the air.  The swish should be heard on the target side of the golf ball.

In most circumstances when a player performs the Jet Stick protocols, there is an increase in speed within 5 minutes.  Once you pick up this additional speed, you do not lose it.  As you can see, on the next five drives, Wes increased his clubhead speed to an average of 111.6 mph and his high was 113 mph.  

After swinging the Jet Stick we used many other tools which when used on a frequent basis help develop a very athletic swing and more clubhead speed.  This is Wes swinging the Black Mamba which helps with loading on the backswing and exploding to the finish.


In 2018, Wes was 7th on the Champions Tour in driving distance with an average of 293.4 yards. 
For every mile per hour you increase your speed, there is an additional 2.5-3 yards of carry. 

There is an earlier post with the training tools I use in the Mach 3 Speed Training program.  Keep in mind speed training will help all golfers regardless of current ability.