Monday, August 17, 2009

It's been a little while

It's interesting how golf manages to be the first thing to go when life gets busy. And it should. One of the hardest hit commercial real estate sectors in this recession are golf courses because golf is expendable. It is a true leisure sport. When either of the two great commodities become scarce (time and money), so does time on the course.

June in the Kjelstrom household got pretty busy with the arrival of my third son, Trenton, on June 6. My time was needed at home. July brought unexpected work obligations which had me at the office 60 hours a week. August however, is a little more open. I had the opportunity to play a few times, some good, some bad. I also played a new course a few weeks ago in Colorado that will shake up the top 10 (more on that in another post). I am also looking forward to two big golf outings in the next month, one at Arrowhead (#3 on my list) and the other at Perry Park (currently #9 on my list).

A few things have become clear to me in my last few outings. Firstly, I am more consistent. My irons are MUCH more consistent since changing my grip and improving my stance earilier in the year. Secondly, the next step for me is to fix the "flying elbow." No, not the WWF wrestling move, but the common mistake in hackers like myself to over compensate at the top of the swing resulting in the right elbow pointing toward the sky rather than the ground where it is supposed to be. This Golf Digest article hopefully will provide some guidance. I will keep you posted. Arrowhead on Thursday!

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