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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Welcome to the Ruthless Golf Blog!

You may have heard someone say that the putting stroke is just a small version of the full swing. If you did, that someone was probably from a previous generation of teachers and golfers; hardly anyone seems to agree with that nowadays.

I believe just the opposite:
The full swing is just a big version of the putting stroke. If you begin by learning the basics of a good putting stroke, you have a good foundation for building a solid full swing. A solid chipping stroke is only slightly different from a solid putting stroke; a solid pitching swing is only slightly different from a solid chipping stroke; and a solid full swing is only slightly different from a solid pitching swing. Start with a solid putting stroke, and you’re halfway to a solid game.

And the real beauty of it all is that a solid putting stroke is so simple that even a child can do it!

In this blog I’ll try to take the ideas in
Ruthless Putting and expand them to include the whole game. Hopefully I will not only make the principles of good putting easier to understand, but help you learn how improving your putting can help you improve your whole golf game. We’ll learn how to develop a low-maintenance golf swing, one that doesn’t require a lot of practice in order to perform for us. In addition, we’ll look for shortcuts to help improve our game when we don’t have a lot of time to practice, as well as seeing what we can learn from the pros on TV. (Although it may not be what they expect us to learn!)


  1. Made it all the way through the Ruthless history!! Great journey through recent history... jogged the memory. Sad to see how many blogs have died along the way but thankfully Mike blogs on.

    Appreciate the work you do

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Damien! Sometimes it seems as if I've been blogging forever, especially when I see all the blogs — golf or otherwise — that have come and gone since I started in 2009.