Friday, December 12, 2014

Coming Back

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I shut down my site over a year ago.  Since then, I moved cross country, started a new job, and have not played a lot of golf.  I am settling in back in California and I am in the middle of remodeling a room in my house to become a dedicated golf room.  Once I finish that, I am planning on devoting more time to my game than I have over the last several years.  With that in mind, I figure it might be time to to start my page back up again.

Just to be clear, I have no idea what I plan on writing about.  When I first started the site during law school, I spent hours and hours writing what I thought was the foundation of a perfect golf swing, a detailed analysis of every practice session, and a detailed analysis of about 40 to 50 pros swings.  Hundreds of posts later, that version of the site was very popular.  Nevertheless, when I finally started doing rehabilitation for my back injury, what I thought I knew about the swing changed so much that I could no longer keep those pages up.  I took down all pages related to my swing theory and all of my practice sessions just to ensure I didn't confuse anyone.

My next iteration of the site was meant to focus more on myself and what I was thinking as I tried to get back to a competitive level.  At first, I found it cathartic and a good source of reference for myself.  In addition, when I made the decision to replace my hybrid, I used that opportunity to write down how I test clubs and write my own review of about a dozen hybrids.  Unfortunately, crazy people have a nice way of ruining things.  I'm a big boy but some of the comments and criticism I was receiving were plain hurtful and made writing feel like a chore.  Eventually, I decided it wasn't worth it anymore.  I shut down the site and, again, I took down all the posts and pages.

Now, I don't know what I want to do.  My golf room will have a 10' x 15' putting green, a simulator complete with a Foresight GC2a, and three cameras to film my swing.  Basically, I should have plenty of my own material to add to the site.  Other than that, I don't know what else I will write about.  I hope I can figure that out by the beginning of the year.  If someone has any ideas, feel free to send it to suggestions@golfsnothard.com.



*I will post pictures of my golf room and say where I got everything.  I made my decisions after more than nine months of research so I am more than happy to help shorten the curve for others.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What's In My Bag

This is what I have in my bag and all the clubs that I can recall have ever been in my bag.  I have no brand loyalty.  Instead, I base my decision of what I play purely on what fits my game at the moment.  In the interest of full disclosure, I put a * next to any clubs or balls I received for free (or at an extreme discount) as part of a team, as part of my business, or from reps.  Enjoy.

(In case the huge gap from 2002 to 2008 makes it appear I forgot to include clubs, don't forget my back injury caused me to walk away from golf for more than 5 years.)