Showing posts from November, 2014

Chris Como Golf Instruction Videos: You, Too, Can Learn From Tiger Woods' New Coach

By now you've heard - everyone in the golf universe has heard - that Tiger Woods' new swing instructor is a guy named Chris Como. Como definitely was not an unknown before Tiger picked him - he'd made Golf Digest 's Best Young Teachers list, he was one of Golf Magazine 's Top 100 teachers - but starting work with Woods certainly elevates one's profile. So who is this guy? One way to learn about Chris Como is to learn from Chris Como. Let's watch some of the golf instruction videos featuring him that are available on YouTube. If you want to go really in-depth in Como's swing thoughts, you can start with this 21-minute video in which Como discusses the golf swing with a biomechanist: In this Golf Digest clip, Como teaches us to make a smoother putting stroke: This clip is titled "Hit it farther with footwork": The following clip is less than 30 seconds, but in it Como demonstrates what is probably his best-known bit so

Let's Feel Better About Ourselves By Watching Rory McIlroy Hit a Truly Awful Shot

It happens to the best of us. Or, well, to the best of them: A shot so bad that you are stunned a golfer so good could hit it. But mis-hits have always been part of golf, and many giants of the game - Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus among them - have talked about golf as a process of managing the bad shots. So Rory McIlroy's awful shot in Round 2 of the 2014 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai? Hey, just one of those things. See, you really do have something in common with Rory! If you're down about your golf game, watch this and feel a little better: Need even more of a pick-me-up? Watch Stacy Lewis' even worst shot , and the 1-inch putt Lexi Thompson missed .

Dustin Johnson Gets the Taiwanese Animation Treatment

Oh ... my ... god. Dustin Johnson, currently serving a drug-related suspension (allegedly!) from the PGA Tour, get his story animated by that crazy Taiwanese "news" animation team. And the results are spectacularly awful. We see Dustin's (alleged!) drug habit animated, and his (alleged!) affairs with other tour players' wives animated. The video is some cray-cray ish. Throughout the animation Johnson is repeatedly shown snorting huge amounts of cocaine with rolled up bills, then beating his chest. Sometimes as a giant squirrel looks on. Watch for yourself:

The ReTee: Brilliant or Bonkers?

Have you seen the ReTee? It's a ballmark repair tool whose claim to fame is that it comes with a sharpener built in. A sharpener? You know, like those little sharpeners schoolkids use for their pencils: insert pencil into hole, twist pencil, blade of sharpener shaves off pencil wood and sharpens the lead. Here's the thing about the ReTee's sharpener: It's pitched as a tee sharpener. Snap a long tee? Pop it into your ReTee sharpener, sharpen up the point of the tee, and use it again on a later hole. Clever or crazy? Brilliant or bonkers? My first reaction to the ReTee was this: I wouldn't be caught dead using a tee sharpener on the golf course, any more than I would show up with a ball retriever sticking out of my golf bag. C'mon, man, I'm not in my 70s yet! And who needs to sharpen a tee to re-use it? On par-3 holes I frequently scour the tee box looking for a snapped off tee to use. But any tee will do, I don't need a sharp point on in order to