Swing Like Bubba!

This page is dedicated to the idea that there’s something special about owning your golf swing… not trying to imitate your favorite tour player. Bubba Watson’s victory at the Masters holds some wonderful gems for all of us to mine as we seek to improve and to enjoy this game more.

Do you really want to swing like Bubba?  More than a few will try in the weeks ahead.   But it isn’t his swing… it is really Bubba’s mindset that just might unlock something much deeper in you, and work wonders with your golf swing…and your enjoyment of the game.  And that’s what it is all about, isn’t it?

Have fun probing some neat stuff related to this subject, and feel free to give me a heads up on any other goodies we can link to…

Might as well pick this up at the beginning, courtesy of CBS Sports …


Updates:

4/24/12 – Jaime Diaz asks in Golf World’s latest edition:  ”Is Bubba Watson going to be a true star?” “Not just a character or an occasional winner. But a real force, a major figure, a virtuoso who through performance and personality can help carry the game. As improbable as all that might have seemed over the last few years, post Masters it doesn’t seem far-fetched at all.”

4/18/12 – Excellent blog entry on “Bubba Golf” and playing with childlike freedom here at FreeBirdie.com.

4/15/12 – John Huggan piece in Scotsman.com:  ”Thank goodness then, for the true eccentric, a goofy extrovert who cries at supermarket openings and plays exclusively through feel and imagination. Thank goodness for Bubba Watson…”

4/14/12 – Enjoy this podcast with Jim Smith, Director of Golf at Philadelphia Cricket Club, on Bubba’s victory and what golf teachers — and all of us — can glean from that swing.   Great answers (and the questions aren’t bad either, if I say so myself!)…

4/12/12 – Tom Watson’s news conference at the Encompass Pro-Am on the Champions Tour, talking about practicing his short game a few feet away from Bubba:  ”You know — well, the way I chip it’s clunky now. I look at his form there and I said to myself, my hands aren’t quite far enough ahead when I chip, and I started doing that today and practicing the last couple days. Who would have thunk it, you know?”    You can read his entire answer by clicking here and scrolling down to just before where the last page begins.  I guess you can learn something from Bubba’s techniques after all.  If they’re good enough for Tom Watson…

4/11/12 – We’re talkin’ practice.  Post-Masters analysis at the Golf Channel SwingFix.   “Most of us spend our practice time hitting ball after ball, not really thinking about what we want the ball to do. Instead we hit each shot hoping the ball won’t do something bad. When each shot you hit on the practice tee has a purpose, you can begin to grow your imagination on the golf course…”