Guy filming Bud Cauley's swing at the Byron Nelson gets beaned by Cauley's ball
Too much noggin movement is a common malady that afflicts many a golfer. If
Doc McStuffins was a swing coach, she’d diagnose the patient with bobblehead-itis. Like Blink 182 instructs in “All the Small Things,” keep your head still.
But how do you practice that stillness? Sure, you could have someone grab your hair so you’ll be able to feel any swivel or sway action. That’s what Jack Grout apparently did for his pupil Jack Nicklaus, though it turns out that legendary story might be a tall tale.
A training aid making serious headway in this space is The Headstill a contraption with an adjustable boom that you keep against your head so you can get a tactile sensation of what it feels like to keep your head still while your rotating through your swing.
After messing up a birdie opportunity on No.5 at Quail Hollow, in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, Zac Blair took his anger out on his putter, headbutting it with such fury that the shaft bent out of shape violating rule Rule 4-3b. Zac did have a good sense of humor about the disqualifying debacle, tweeting this after self reporting the headbanging incident t to a rules official:
One of the biggest hassles of playing USTA league tennis is running out of balls and having to hightail it to the store before a match and still manage to arrive without a speeding ticket and still have time to spare to practice even a smidgen before game time . Tennis Trunk, the racquet sport's first box company knows what that's like and so they're vying to keep you supplied.
Sign up and you’ll receive 2 cans of balls and 3 or 4 other tennis essentials straight to your door. If you just want balls that’s cool too, they have option for that and you can opt for 3,6 or 9 cans of your choosing to come right to your pad on the regular.
If you’re an avid tennis player, balls are what you go through the most—you go through a bazillion of them. On league night you’re popping open a fresh new can for every home match and even if you’re just playing recreationally with your buddies, you'll find tennis balls start to lose their bouncing after a few sets and also have a way of disappearing when you inadvertently sky them over the barrier fence typically following overzealous overhead smashes. We’ll take a peek inside a Tennis Trunk in a video we are shooting next week.
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