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Handicaps

The game of golf has 34 rules and numerous interpretations in order to help all players post an honest score and protect playing partners and competitors from indiscretions or even honest mistakes. The number one rule in golf is “Play the course as you find it, and play your ball as it lies”. This simply […]

What are Golf Lessons Worth anyway?

Okay…It’s true, you do get what you pay for…but only to a point. Why am I writing about the cost of golf lessons?…Because they range from “free” to “ridiculous” and everywhere in-between. I remember as a newly minted (small p) “golf pro” I would listen to other Pros, read some books, study magazine articles, and […]

You’re going to get worse before you get better!

Being a golf professional for almost 20 years now and watching, listening to, and performing tens of thousands of golf lessons, I have to call bull&*$% on that statement. I have seen that statement written, and have heard it from many sources and I’m here to tell you once and for all it’s simply NOT […]

Erin Hills Golf Course – A Commentary Piece

I don’t write commentary pieces much anymore, they really are only opinions and as you know, everybody has one. The first hot topic this week is Erin Hills Golf Course, the host of this years US Open. The course has come under a lot of fire recently for the “unfair rough” where Tour Players may […]

Is C.O.G. Golf Too Easy?

I think as a species, we have been conditioned to believe learning a new task or becoming proficient at a skill should be difficult. This is very evident at every turn when I watch golf videos or listen to golf professionals explain how to swing a golf club “properly”. It seems to me; almost everyone […]

The Modern Golf Swing

Hi I’m Rob Bernard and I want to talk with you frankly about the modern golf swing. In my opinion, the modern golf swing is an on-going scientific experiment. I even had to put the word “Science” on the cover of my book so people would look at it. If you’ve read the book already, […]

The Over Thinkers

“I’ve got enough to think about without having to think about all that stuff… while trying not to think about anything.”  You know who you are… but do you really? There are a lot of “over-thinkers” out there. Influential people that totally overthink this golf swing debate. It seems like everyone these days has an […]

 Is Center of Gravity Golf Too Easy?

I think as a species, we have been conditioned to believe that learning a new task or becoming proficient at a skill should be difficult. This idea is very evident at every turn when I watch golf videos or listen to golf professionals explain how to swing a golf club “properly.” It seems to me […]