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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Simple Golf

Happy St. Patrick's day. I forgot to wear green. Maybe I just wanted to pinch myself. I finshed my 10 day golf excursion to Palm Desert. Great fun, great weather and great parties. My partner in the Ironwood Member-Guest, Steve, and I had a fun tournament but played poorly. On Sunday I gave Steve a ride home to Salt Lake.

I played golf 9 straight days. I think if you play 10 straight days, you have to join the Union. One good thing was that I learned a simple golf swing instruction. Here it is, try it next time out:

The whole body must turn on the pivot of the head of the right thigh-bone working in the cotyloidal cavity of the os innominatum or pelvic bone, the head, right knee, and right foot remaining fixed with the eyes riveted on the ball. In the upward swing, the vertebral column rotates upon the head of the right femur, the right knee being fixed; and as the club-head nears the ball, the fulcrum is rapidly changed from right to the left hip, the spine now rotating on the left thigh-bone, the left knee being fixed; and the velocity is accelerated by the arms and wrists, in order to add the force of the muscles to the weight of the body, thus gaining the greatest impetus possible.

-Arnold Haultain, The Mystery of Golf, 1910


  1. Next time I'll have to try the simple golf swing.

    Nice blog... I like the picture of the club champion and the 17th hole of the South course.

    Now you get to go down and only play three days of golf wishing you could play nine!!

  2. Thanks for posting the golf tip....I think My handicap will definitely drop from 32 into the mid 20's....also tell Sharon she did good....Wayne