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

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #38

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #38 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. It was a shootout at Sandwich on Sunday, with perfect scoring conditions in the final round of the British Open. The PGA Champion of 2020 Collin Morikawa came out on top and became the eighth man to win…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #37

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #37 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. The final major of the season is this week, The British Open, now known as the open championship in Sandwich, Kent, England. COVID protocol is so strict some of the American Golfers have decided to skip the event,…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #36

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #36 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. The final major tournament on the PGA Tour will be contested next week at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, Kent, England and we’ll give you a preview next week. Today I wanted to talk about ego in golf.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #35

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #35 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. You never about Missouri weather. Saturday night there was an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms for Sunday. By Sunday morning that chance was decreased to 60%. Even then I figured the only golf my friends and I…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #34

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #34 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. I was right about Jon Rahm not being able to control his temper at the U.S. Open but I was wrong about him having a chance to win the tournament. In fact, Jon Rahm is the new U.S.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #33

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #33 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Where has the golf season gone? It’s already time for the 3rd Major of the season, the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Of course the Major Tournaments are more clustered than they used to be.…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #32

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #32 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. The U.S. Open is only 9 days away. It will be competed on Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California and we’ll talk more about that next week, but I wanted to devote my golf blog this…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #31

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #31 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. What a difference a week makes. PGA Champion one week and miss the cut the next week. That was the story of Phil Mickelson at the Colonial Invitational at Ft. Worth this past weekend, but Jordan Spieth was…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #30

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #30 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Phil wins the PGA! Phil wins the PGA! Phil wins the PGA! The odds were 300-1, but he beat them all, the young bucks and the seasoned pros. At 50, Phil Mickelson became the oldest player to win…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #29

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #29 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Before I give you a preview of this weekends PGA Championship, a quick recap of last weekends tour stop, the Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. The heavy rains made the course soft and manageable,…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #28

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #28 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. We’re going to talk about putting again today as I lead a discussion on reading the greens, but first a recap of this past weekends stop on the PGA Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina. There’s nothing like a…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #27

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #27 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Since I’ve been hot with the putter as of late, I thought I would give you a putting lesson this week. I’ve also read several books on putting so this really isn’t just advice from me, but some…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #26

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #26 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. You’ve heard the expression “hit it where you can hit it again.” Well I’m not sure the leading teams in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans had heard that expression. It seemed nobody wanted to win and in…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #25

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #25 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. I was expecting to have the golf tournament blues after the excitement of the Masters with only humdrum tournaments to cover until the US Open on Father’s Day weekend, but the Heritage Classic at Hilton Head did not…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #24

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #24 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Hideki Matsuyama is soon to become a household name in the states, he became the first Japanese male to win a major tournament in the USA when he captured the Masters this past Sunday. That’s the headline, but…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #23

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #23 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. We’ve been talking about Jordan Spieth all season and after 2 and a half years he finally broke through for a win on the PGA Tour. Mission accomplished at the Valero, Texas Open where he finished with a…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #22

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #22 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Well it’s almost as much fun to see a veteran golfer win a tournament when he hasn’t won a PGA event in seven years as it is to see a young first time winner on the tour. It…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #21

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #21 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. I always figured Justin Thomas was a spoiled rich kid and never really liked him that much, and when a microphone caught one of the seven politically incorrect words which came out of his mouth, I initially lost…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #20

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #20 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida was the site of the PGA Tour stop this past weekend, known as the Arnold Palmer Invitational it’s the king’s legacy. Palmer first played there in 1965 and shot a 66, and fell…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #19

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #19 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. Before we talk about the World Golf Championship at the Concession Golf Course in Bradenton, Florida this past weekend I wanted to give you an update on Tiger Woods. As you probably know, Tiger was seriously injured in…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #18

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #18 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. If Jordan Spieth was playing golf just to make money, he would have attained his goal, 3rd, tied for 4th and tied for 15th the last three weeks is not a bad showing. So far this season Spieth…Continue Reading

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #17

Golf Talk With Greg Holman – #17 Click play to listen to Greg’s Podcast, or read below. When it comes to sports predictions I don’t have a very good track record, but when I predicted last week that Spieth could win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am if he made his mid range putts, I…Continue Reading