Golf Talk With Greg Holman – # 116

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #116 With High School Golf season less than a month away, I thought I would talk about how you should tackle a few of the courses you will play. Today in part one of a four part series we’ll take a look at Arthur Hills Golf Course. If you…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #115

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #115 I’ve talked about this before, but my favorite PGA Tournament next to the Majors is the AT&T Pebble Beach. On second thought, I might even like it better than the PGA Championship. Pebble Beach is a public course, an expensive public course, but a public course. When I…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #114

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #114 Black, blue, white, gray, yellow, red, green. There are so many choices of which tee to play. So how do you decide? I grew up on a public course that only had one set of tees. It wasn’t a long course but still, women and juniors were at…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #113

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #113 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. I read an article in Golf Digest about breaking 80 and I wanted to add my thoughts on that. As we approach the beginning of golf season in early March, set realistic goals and continue to work on…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #112

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #112 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Last week we talked about ways to keep from having a big number on a hole that could ruin a round. I promised we would focus on putting this week. One of the first things I was taught…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #111

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #111 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. This golf blog is especially for junior golfers that want to shoot better scores on the golf team this spring or for anyone that wants to avoid one hole ruining your score. I played four years of high…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #110

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #110 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. This Golf Blog is all about New Year’s resolutions. We’re not talking about losing weight or quitting smoking, we’re talking about golf resolutions. I came up with 18. Resolution #1 is obvious, play or practice more. To get…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #109

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #109 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. One of the best golf tournament formats is the father-son. I’ve played several father-son events with my dad and we were lucky enough to win one. How many father-son winners can you name in professional golf? There’s a…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #108

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #108 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. In this, the off-season, I thought it would be fun to see how some of the pro golfers celebrate Christmas. Let’s start with Brad Snedecker. He will celebrate with his wife and two kids in Nashville. Tony Finau…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #107

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #107 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. The PGA Golf season runs from September through August so it truly is a year-round sport. So now that we are almost three months into the 2023 season, I thought I’d pick the young pro golfers to watch.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #106

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #106 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. We’ve talked about Christmas gifts for the golfer in previous blogs. I’m not sure we’ve mentioned golf movies. Any golfer would appreciate a Blu-ray copy of a good golf movie. Of course you’ll want to check and make…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #105

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #105 Ordering a golf club is a lot different than it used to be. In order to get a set of irons in time for Christmas you used to need to place that order by the first of November. Of course you can always buy a set or an…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #104

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #104 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Sadly we have reached the off-season in Mid-Missouri. There will still be a few sun-filled 50 degree days, so don’t put your clubs in storage. I keep them in the trunk of my car year-round. Besides the extra…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #103

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #103 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. If you are one of those people that stumbled across this golf blog but don’t play golf or tried it once and didn’t get it, this blog is for you. We are going to talk about the shots…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #102

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #102 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. This time of year is a good time to get a deal on golf equipment, but if you are thinking about taking up the sport or if you haven’t played golf in a while but find yourself finally…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #101

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #101 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. There was an article in Golf Digest about ten golf traditions that need to change now. I would like to take a look at some of those traditions and argue why they should remain in tact. The first…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #100

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #100 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. This golf blog marks a milestone. It is the 100th episode and this week I thought we’d talk about breaking 100 or breaking bad. The main thing to remember when trying to shoot in the 90’s for the…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #99

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #99 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Check your scorecard. Not because you added wrong but because it might help you score better. Today’s blog is about penalties. It’s surprising how many golfers don’t know the penalty for going out of bounds, losing a ball,…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #98

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #98 Click play to listen to Greg’s blog, or, read below. Golf’s popularity is at an all-time high. It hasn’t been that many years ago that a tee time wasn’t required at The Lake, Branson, or Columbia courses. All that has changed. Not only have prices gone up, availability…Continue Reading

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