Ragging on the USGA & Better Bunker Play – For Members Only


#393 for Members Only – Ken Doherty returns for part 2 of our in-studio conversation that covers a wide range of topics that are top of mind, and others brought up by listeners. First we discuss the various programs and recent decisions by the USGA. Do they really want to “Grow The Game”?! Host Fred Greene sees the new “While I’m Still Young” campaign as condescending, but as a Head Golf Professional, Ken welcomes any help to pick up pace of play. We also address the anchored putter issue and how it impacts seniors and those with other physical limitations. Ken answers a question from a listener about how much playing time for a 10 year old is appropriate. Lastly we get into mechanics and “intent” on playing bunkers, both green-side and fairway traps.

Editor’s note: Fred referred to a previous guest from The Palms in La Quinta as J.D. Salinger. Ah, hello? Fred, where’s your head?!?? J.D. Salinger is the author of “Catcher in the Rye”. J.D. Ebersberger (episode #371) is the COO and Director of Golf at The Palms.

Wow, how time flies! We’re sneaking up to episode #400! Let me know if you’d like a replay of a specific interview from the archives or get a guest to return.