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Do I Pull With My Right Elbow and/or Arm on the Backswing?

The golf backswing. This is something I have worked almost two years on perfecting and there are still bits and pieces that I need to clean up. The main hurdle I have is to not use my right arm and right elbow to get to the top of the swing. There are millions of amateur golfers that start the backswing by pulling with the right arm or right elbow. They think it is “starting a lawnmower”. In fact, I have been on tee boxes in which someone will emulate the pulling of the pull cord on a lawn mower to get more power in the golf swing. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is not how you generate power in the golf swing.

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Golf Courses and Country Clubs that Received PPP Loans in NC

Below are the golf courses and country clubs that received PPP loan money in North Carolina:

Grandfather Golf and Country Club – $1-2 Million – 240 jobs retained

Mountain Top Golf & Lake Club – $1-2 Million – 135 jobs retained

Bald Head Island Club – $1-2 Million – 97 jobs retained

North Ridge Country Club – $1-2 Million – 180 jobs retained

The Peninsula Club – $1-2 Million – 160 jobs retained

The Country Club of North Carolina – $1-2 Million – 209 jobs retained

Trillium Links & Village – $350,000 – 1 million – 54 jobs retained

Champion Hills Club – $350,000 – 1 Million – 20 jobs retained

Timberlake Golf Club – $150,000-300,000 – 58 jobs retained

Ballantyne Country Club – $350,000 – 1 Million

Country Club of Greenville – $350,000 – 1 Million – 22 jobs retained

Lake Toxaway Country Club – $350,000 – 1 Million – 28 jobs retained

Northstone Country Club – $350,000 – 1 Million – 108 jobs retained

River Run Golf & Country Club – $350,000 – 1 Million – 97 jobs retained

Governors Club – $350,000 – 1 Million –

Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf – $350,000 – 1 Million

The Club at Balsam Mountain – $150,000-$350,000 – 40 jobs retained

Old Edwards Club – $150,000-$350,000 – 59 jobs retained

Beau Rivage Golf & Resort – $150,000-350,000 – 45 jobs retained

Bryan Park Golf – $150,000-350,000 – 55 jobs retained

Crow Creek Golf Group – $150,000-350,000 – 50 jobs retained

Innsbrook Golf & Marina – $150,000-350,000 – 31 jobs retained

Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation – $150,000-350,000 – 39 jobs retained

Talamore Golf and Travel – $150,000-350,000 – 8 jobs retained

The Pearl Golf Course  – $150,000-350,000 – 31 jobs retained

Bentwinds Golf & Country Club – $150,000-300,000 – 48 jobs retained

Morehead City Country Club – $150,000-350,000 – 25 jobs retained

Pinewood Country Club – $150,000-350,000 – 44 jobs retained

Walnut Creek Country Club – $150,000-350,000 – 47 jobs retained

Wilson Country Club – $150,000-350,000 – 42 jobs retained


PGA Tour Pros That Tested Positive for COVID19

Since it is inevitable, I am going to document the PGA Tour Pros that test positive for COVID19, the date they tested positive and the tournament(s) they will have to sit out. The first tournament after the shelter in place was the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Dallas, Texas on June 11th-14th, 2020. The PGA Tour plans to use 1 million COVID19 test kits to finish the season. In April 2020, Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan said:

We need to have widespread, large-scale testing across our country. We’re going to need to be able to test players, caddies and other constituents before we return, but we need to do so in a way that’s not going to take away from the critical need that we’re currently facing, and we feel confident, based on the advice that we’re getting from medical experts, that we’ll be in that position.”

Back to golf.

Beginning at the Traveler’s Championship, PGA Tour Pros will wear WHOOP bands to detect Coronavirus.

Charles Schwab Challenge – June 11th-14th, 2020 

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

RBC Heritage – June 18th-21st, 2020 

  • Nick Watney (1) – Tested Positive on Friday, June 19th, 2020

Travelers Championship – June 25th-28th, 2020

  • Cameron Champ (2) – Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
  • Ken Comboy, Graeme McDowell’s caddie, Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2020 = McDowell WD
  • Ricky Elliott, Brooks Keopka’s caddie, Tested Positive on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2020 – Keopka WD
  • Denny McCarthy (3) – Tested Positive on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Rocket Mortgage Classic – July 2nd-5th, 2020

  • Dylan Fritelli (4) – Tested Positive on Sunday, June 28th, 2020
  • Harris English (5) – Tested Positive on Monday, June 29th, 2020
  • Chad Campbell (6) – Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Workday Charity Open – July 9th-12th, 2020

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

the Memorial Tournament – July 16th-19th, 2020

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

3M Open – July 23rd-26th, 2020

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational – July 30th – August 2nd, 2020

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

TeeLess Driver – Does It Really Work?

Anyone watching the Golf Channel over the last few weeks has likely seen the Notah Begay commercial for the (T)less driver. So, what exactly is the “teeless” driver and does it work?

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Why Does the Ring Finger on My Right Hand Hurt from My Golf Swing?

If you are like many amateur golfers you are likely hitting the golf ball improperly. Almost everyone that plays golf at the amateur level is doing something wrong in their swing. That is why we have days we simply cannot “find our swing”. Unfortunately, unless you have an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, you are always going to have problems with your swing. These problems likely cause different parts of your body to hurt. The most common part of the body that hurts after playing golf is the hands and fingers.

You will need a proper backswing if you want to reduce pain in your hands, back or legs in the golf swing. Here is the proper backswing:

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Why is a 3 Iron or 4 Iron Hard to Hit for Amateur Golfers?

We have all been there. 195 yards into the green and ideally we would hit a 4 iron or 5 iron. We remember the last time we hit a 5 iron it went as far as our chip across the green back on #2. Instead of pulling a 4 iron or 5 iron we decide to hit a hybrid and hope it does not go too long. So, what is it that most amateurs cannot hit a 3 iron, 4 iron or 5 iron?

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Should I Use a 60 Degree or 58 Degree Wedge?

Every single time I play a round of golf someone has to mention they have a 58 degree wedge vs a 60 degree wedge. Some golfers even make it a point to brag that they can hit a 62 degree or 64 degree wedge. Others will claim you should never use a lob or sand wedge anywhere but the sand. So, what is the best wedge to use and when should you use it?

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What is a Thursday Night ABCD Stag Night?

If you are joining a country club, one of the challenges is meeting new people. While anyone can book a tee time and go out there and whack the white ball around, it can be difficult to find groups to play with. No matter what country club you go to, there are always people that seem to know everyone. How do they meet all these people? Well, many country clubs have a weekly ABCD “Stag Night”. This is a weekly “tournament” that allows golfers to meet fellow members of all skill sets.

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DJ/Rory vs Rickie and Matthew Wolff Live Blog

6:25 – Six skins up for grabs. $1.1 million. Just a little more than the carry overs you play on Friday or Saturday. It’s up to Rory here. Let’s see if he can get it inside Matthew Wolff. Rory gets inside of Matthew Wolff but not by a lot; that’s for sure. It was very nice to see live golf back. Next week is Tiger and Peyton vs Phil and Brady.

6:17 – Drop kicked it a little bit. Ahhh, we all know that type of shot. DJ rolls it right off the edge. Now they are going to play closest to the hole from 120 yards on hole #17. That should be fun and you have to give the advantage to Rickie on this type of shot.

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Should I Drop My Back Shoulder on my Driver Setup?

With the Phil and Brady vs Tiger and Peyton matchup quickly approaching, many golf fans will be watching Phil Mickelson try to “hit bombs”. Phil is one of many Tour Pros that sets up with his back shoulder much lower than his lead shoulder when hitting a driver. You can clearly see it in this video:

If Phil does it, should you as well? Is dropping your back shoulder a way to hit your driver better and further?

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