Sunday, February 04, 2007

Podcast: Is Groundhog Day un-American, a golf tip from Caddyshack and improve ball striking for a couple of pennies

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Barry's constant lecturing during driving range practice prompts this week's discussion on solid ball contact. He's right because hearing the "click" each time you strike the ball is the surest way of achieving proper distance control.

With the help of Golf Magazine we relate a great golf tip that should have you hitting your irons center-cut so when spring arrives, you're ball flight will be consistent and true.

Also, while cleaning out our golf bags, Barry and I chat about one way of acquiring proper aim while putting.

Our wedding anniversary falls yearly on Groundhog Day (it's our fifteenth). Kind of funny that the decision-maker as to whether spring is near is a relative of the rodent family. This year Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring...only four more weeks of winter. Nope, he didn't see his shadow.

Being a native of the Bronx, how would I ever know the difference between the two critters? I looked it up and found that not only are groundhogs larger than gophers but also hibernate and are good swimmers.

But is Groundhog Day un-American? Did this country really come up with such a foolish tradition? Find out this week on Golf for Beginners and get a great golf tip from the movie Caddyshack.

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