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

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #57

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #57 Countdowns are popular this time of year. There are countdowns for best songs, best sports plays, and best car crashes, so I thought I’d do a countdown of my favorite golf courses. I’ve been fortunate to have a dad that likes golf almost as much as me, and…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #56

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #56 If you’ve lived in Missouri any amount of time you know that the Show-Me State is not conducive to golf in December, January and February. Typically only the hearty souls venture out during those three months out of the year. As I am writing this, the weather has…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #55

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #55 When I was talking about great gift ideas for the golfer on your list, there was one item I left off… golf. A round of golf at an area course. Most pro shops are open year round. Give them a call and they’ll be happy to send you…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #54

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #54 What does the golfer want for Christmas? Besides a 70-degree day during the holidays, believe me, a golfer wants golf balls. It may not seem like an original gift, but it certainly is a practical gift. And keep in mind any golfer that can hit his weight off…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #53

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #53 Before you get out on the links next spring, do two things: Practice your putting and brush up on the rules of golf. At the risk of ruining a friendship, play match play by the strict rules of golf. You are almost sure to win a few bucks…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #52

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #52 Do as I say, not as I do. I didn’t give it a thought when I was in my 20’s because I wasn’t worried about hitting the ball ten yards farther. I was more concerned about putting the ball in the fairway and eliminating my big hook, which…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #51

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #51 For many golfers, October is considered to be the last golf month of the season in Missouri, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll still have plenty of 50 degree days, and if the sun is out and it’s not windy, you can have a good time on…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #50

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #50 Since this is #50 I thought I would talk today about getting more distance in your senior years. I’ve discovered I get more distance with my driver when two things happen. #1, I hit the ball square on the face and #2, I take a little longer backswing.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #49

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #49 So far I’ve given you tips on playing in every possible weather condition… Heat, cold, wind, and rain. Today I wanted to talk about something you really can’t control… Fall, more specifically falling leaves. There is nothing more frustrating than hitting a perfect drive down the middle of…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #48

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #48 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or read below. I love playing golf in the mountains and since it’s fresh on my mind I thought I would give you a few tips for playing the high-altitude golf courses. My dad and I played Maggie Valley Golf Course…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #47

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #47 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or read below. Last week we talked about the difference between young professional and senior professional golfers and the fact that the younger players swing from the heels without regard to the consequences and have no fear. The average player should…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #46

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #46 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. If you ever get a chance to see a professional golf tournament in person, do it. A Major, Regular Tour Event, or Senior Tour Event, they are all exciting and educational. My friend and I attended the Ascension…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #45

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #45 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Before we tackle uneven lies and pin positions in our weekly lesson, congratulations goes out to Patrick Cantlay, the winner of the Fedex Cup. For his accomplishment Cantlay picked up $15 million. The next big event in professional…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #44

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #44 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. We’ve talked about etiquette on the course, touched on the rules of golf, although we’ll get into that more on about blog #50, we’ve talked about putting and chipping, playing in the rain, and course management. Today we…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #43

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #43 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. I played golf with three beginners this past Saturday so it was lesson time. With practice they will all be able to hit the ball farther than me off the tee… of course they are between 18 and…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #42

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #42 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Last week we talked about golf etiquette and I highlighted 14 points to take into consideration with regard to behaving on the golf course. Since then I have given a playing lesson to my cousin and her husband…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #41

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #41 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. August is National Golf Month and I was asked to give golf lessons to my first cousin and her husband and their daughters and boyfriends. They would like playing lessons because they all just joined their local country…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #40

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #40 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Xander Schauffele just won the biggest tournament of his career and he didn’t make a penny. He won an individual gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Golf is not new to Olympic competition. It was featured…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #39

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #39 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Today we’re going to talk about playing in hot weather. Playing golf in hot humid weather is similar to playing golf in rainy weather. In both cases you are dealing with moisture. Moisture on your face, arms and…Continue Reading