2011 Is Closing and 2012 is Opening the Doors…

Did Josh Linkner just read FLINCH too? Did he read my blog? (I wish I were so lucky!) Maybe there is something about the ending of a year and start of a new one that gives us the chance for reflection on the Good, The Bad, and the Not So Great moments. In most sports …

Don’t Be That Golfer – Super Slow Player

“Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz!” – Yogurt played by Mel Brooks, Spaceballs     Don’t Be That Golfer – Super Slow Player Slow play is the bane of the golfer, the golf course, and the golf industry in general. Why? Well…because it turns people off from playing golf. Lost play means lost money …

Golf Leisure Spend in Michigan. Yes, please!

Part I: Michigan Golf Leisure Spend Not Big Enough OUCH! Either I’m incorrectly interpreting the numbers in this report – or the golf community of Michigan is up against some very tough realities. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation released a report this fall showing the total in leisure spending at $12.6 billion (with a ‘B’) …

How Often Do I Flinch?

There’s this place near my house—a boxing gym called Hard Knox. Any day you want, you can go there, sit down, and watch people fight. The sign above the door says “VIP ENTRANCE,” because anyone who enters can be a champion. But to become one, you have to learn how to get hit. In a …

Don’t Be That Golfer – Excuses Guy

“It wasn’t my idea, I was basically dragged to it.” – John Beckwith played by Owen Wilson, “Wedding Crashers” Don’t Be That Golfer – Excuses Guy “The economy is bad, I can’t get a new club and I just can’t hit with this one.” “This course is always in bad condition.” “I can never play …

Don’t Be That Golfer – Free Rider

In honor of some very cool guys I know, I am going to startup a relatively regular blog post titled “Don’t Be That Golfer” based on the DetroitNet.org “Don’t Be That Guy” concept. It’s official now! Dave, Jeff & Bob you guys are so cool, your being copied! INSTANT FAME! “My name is John Johnson …

Beginner Golf, for Real!

Trying to find age appropriate golf-like activities for toddlers is very difficult. Typically you will only see the “Tiger Woods Method” out there. I figured that for those of us who are just trying to gain interest in our young in’s vs. build them a golf empire – there has to be another way! I …

Could You Tell Me…

Excuse me Mr. Professional, but could you tell me…? If the ball falls off the tee in the fairway, are you allowed to re-tee it? If your mulligan is not used on the front nine, can you use it on the back? Is the penalty for a whiff, stroke and distance? Are you allowed to …

Golf Around the World

This month we start a series of instruction with one of the golf world’s top instructors and most respected gentlemen of the game. He can tell a pretty good story, too. Dr. Wiren spent 20 years in Japan establishing golf schools across the country and has been in demand as an instructor from non-other than …

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