Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #97

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #97 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Do you re-gift? A dozen golf balls are the perfect re-gift. With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought we would talk about what golf gifts to give and which ones not to give. I got the idea for…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #96

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #96 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. What type of golfer are you? Fair weather? Seasonal? Passionate? I’ve known good players that put their clubs away after Labor Day and don’t take them out again until April. Those are seasonal golfers. Then there are the…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #95

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #95 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. If you have never been to a professional golf tournament in person, I urge you to go. A major tournament is whole other animal. The masters is a really tough ticket. The US Open usually sells out quickly.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #94

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #94 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Since it’s fresh on my mind, today I’d like to talk about attitude on the golf course. Everyone from time to time loses their temper, and the game of golf seems to lend itself to outbursts of anger.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #93

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #93 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Rory McIlroy is one of my favorite golfers. I’ve followed his career ever since he first came on tour. I felt bad for him when he choked in the final round of the Masters in 2012. No doubt…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #92

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #92 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The Lob Wedge or L Wedge or 60 degree wedge was invented by Karsten Solheim, the founder of PING Golf Products. Before the invention of the lob wedge the golfer was required to perform the shot with a…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #91

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #91 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We’ve been talking about the wedge. Next to the putter, it’s probably the most useful club in the bag. Last week we focused on the pitching wedge and we told you the sand wedge was not invented by…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #90

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #90 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. My dad is 88 and I cannot talk him into playing golf anymore. It’s not because he isn’t physically able, although he claims he gets tired after 9 holes. He is retiring from golf because he can’t hit…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #89

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #89 Remember to use the rules of golf to your advantage. I’m not talking about a friendly round of golf with your friends or a 4-man scramble at the local club. When you become accomplished enough at golf to play in individual tournaments like the club championship or the…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #88

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #88 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We’ve talked about preparing for playing in brutally hot weather and some tips to take to the course when the weather is over 90 degrees, so this week I wanted to cover what to do after the round…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #87

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #87 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I was almost right and I was way off. I was almost right that Rory McIlroy would win the British Open. He finished third. But I was way off on the winning score. The scoring was a lot…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #86

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #86 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the British Open which is being contested this week at St. Andrews Scotland at 9-1. Xander Schauffele comes in at 14-1 along with Jon Rahm. Schauffele is coming off a win…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #85

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #85 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The weather is getting hotter and the golf courses are turning brown. At times the fairways and fringes around the greens are almost crispy. It’s time to pull out the Texas Wedge. As freshman in high school, our…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #84

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #84 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We talked about etiquette before and preparing for the elements, but it’s time for a refresher course. This past weekend was a beautiful weekend for golf, but we’ve already seen some really steamy weather and you know there’s…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #83

Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I didn’t mention Matt Fitzpatrick when I was talking about favorites to win the U.S. Open, but he shouldn’t have been considered an underdog. After all the Britisher was the #18 player in the world. It is very rare for a professional golfer’s first win…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #82

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #82 Click play to listen to Greg’s Blog, or, read below. The US Open will competed at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. this weekend. There will be no Tiger Woods. Tiger needs more time to recuperate from injury. Brooks Koepka will be the only multi-time champion in the…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #81

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #81 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I hope you are enjoying these beautiful weekends and are able to get out and hit that little white, yellow, orange or pink ball. In my opinion June is the best month for golf in Missouri. I had…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #80

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #80 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We’ve talked about golf etiquette before but I haven’t covered everything. It seems according to what I’ve seen on the course the last few weekends that the worst offenders are the experienced golfers, the ones that should know…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #79

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #79 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I was wrong again. I thought Justin Thomas could finish in the top ten but in the last blog I picked Collin Morikawa to win the PGA. By now you probably know J.T. took the title. Thomas battled…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #78

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #78 Click play to listen to Greg’s Blog, or, read below. The PGA Tour moves to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the PGA Championship at Southern Hills. This major tournament was played in August for years and if you’ve ever spent any time in Tulsa in late summer you know it’s…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #77

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #77 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The most common problem in golf is slicing the ball. A slice is a golf shot that is hit with a glancing blow from right to left across the target line so that your club puts left to…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #76

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #76 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I’ve been playing golf for 54 years and I witnessed something on the course that I’d never seen before. It’s not a hole-in-one. I’ve seen five of those in person. It’s not someone being hit by a golf…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #75

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #75 One of my colleagues Bud Doug was asking me what a scramble was, so I explained it to him and he had several follow up questions, which got me to thinking I should do a blog about golf terminology. I’ll be preaching to the choir in part of…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #74

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #74 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We’ve been teased, but eventually golf season will arrive to stay. I’ve only worked in one full round so far, so I am behind schedule, but it’s partly because work has prevented me from playing during the week…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #73

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #73 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. My predictions for the Masters were a little off base this year. I did think Tiger Woods would play but I sure did not think he would survive the hills of Augusta to play on the weekend, especially…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #72

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #72 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. It’s gotten to the point that professional golf tournaments are boring to watch on TV. When Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Lee Trevino were competing, it was compelling TV. It seems that today’s stars are too focused and…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #71

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #71 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I got my first round of golf in this past Sunday. It was 72 degrees and a little windy and wet but it was so nice to get out in the fresh air and swing a club. I…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #70

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #70 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Many have referred to the player’s championship as golf’s fifth major tournament. A lot of history has been made there and the prize money is through the roof. Cameron Smith from Australia took home $3.6 million this past…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #69

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #69 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. In our last golf blog we talked about making money on charity golf tournaments. This time around we’re going to talk about saving money on playing golf. First let’s determine how much golf you plan to play this…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #68

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #68 Today, as I am writing this, is officially the first day of golf season in Missouri. I always looked forward to March 1st, the first day of organized high school golf. Now that golf season is here, it’s time to book your company or non-profit organization’s golf tournament.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #67

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #67 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The PGA Tour seems to have an endless supply of young talent. Will anyone emerge to be the next Tiger Woods? I thought it might be Rory McIlroy. He’s had a good career but not enough Majors to…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #66

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #66 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Today I wanted to talk about the do’s and don’ts of playing golf in March in Mid-Missouri. First there is the preparation. It begins with getting the gear ready. Go ahead and clean your clubs and wipe off…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #65

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #65 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The Phoenix Open is going on this weekend. It’s one of the rowdiest events on the PGA Tour with a stadium-like atmosphere, but the final round is always overshadowed by another stadium event, the Super Bowl. That got…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #64

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #64 My favorite golf tournament, next to the Master’s, is any tournament competed at Pebble Beach. The Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am is being played this weekend over three courses on the Monterey Peninsula. Television just doesn’t do it justice. It truly is magnificent and it’s a public course… At…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #63

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #63 I saw an interesting article in Golf Digest called The Seven Things a Beginning Golfer Should Know, so for my blog this week I wanted to go back to the basics and devote this manuscript to the beginning golfers as I elaborate on what Golf Digest has to…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #62

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #62 The countdown continues to Spring and the return of the golf season, but for now we in Missouri have to confine ourselves to indoor putting and golf tournaments on TV and videos on YouTube. For this blog I’d thought we’d take a look at golf celebrations and how…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #61

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #61 Last week we started the countdown of my ten favorite golf stories, and this week we pick up the countdown at #5. One of the rules of etiquette in golf is to stand on a golfer’s right when he is hitting his shot, assuming he is a righty.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #60

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #60 I’ve given you many tips that I have picked up over the last 55 years and I hope you will find at least one of them helpful. We talked about everything from golf exercises to the fundamentals of the swing to practice techniques on the range, the course…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #59

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #59 This is the time of year we make new year resolutions. You know, lose weight, stop smoking, play more golf. As we approach 2022, this golf blog is dedicated tot not resolutions, but goals. There’s a difference. I played exactly 30 rounds of golf in 2021. I know…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #58

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #58 In case you haven’t checked out my last golf blog, I began a countdown of my favorite golf courses. These are all links in the U.S. because I haven’t ventured outside the country to play golf. #10 was TPC Scottsdale. At #9 it’s the King and Bear course…Continue Reading