Riviera: Hogan’s Alley

I worked at Rivera Country Club and Bel-Aire Country Club for a total of five years when I lived in Los Angeles in the 1990’s. They are two of my favorite golf courses anywhere. Both are very unique. They were designed by the team of George C. Thomas, Jr. and William Bell. Billy Bell was…

Improving Your Short Game Practice

When a golfer pulls off a really difficult shot around the green, for me this reveals how the power of intention and belief can overcome the difficulty of a shot (or even a player’s mechanical limitations). Making one of those shots once might be a fluke. But doing it twice proves that there is something…

Ben Hogan’s Lighter Side

Much has been made of Ben Hogan’s steely-eyed, silent demeanor when playing in competition. But the lighter aspect of his personality is often revealed by close friends such as LPGA pro, Kris Tschetter. From Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew… I closed with a one over par round of 72, but I still didn’t feel…