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Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:40 pm
by Pippolo
Now I don't have to wait anymore... :D Thanks.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:17 am
by Styles
Al Barkow wrote:
Styles wrote:Is the webzine working?

Styles: Sorry to be so long in responding. I'm still getting used to working on line. Yes, the Webzine is working. The first Quarterly will be on line tomorrow, December 18th. Look forward to your comments.
Al Barkow


I'm sure it will have been worth the wait.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:30 am
by Styles
Just read the 'barkow'.
Very good Al, I loved your stories.

I think we should start a thread regarding your views on putting.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:14 am
by Flopshot

Just a simple - it is a true pleasure to have you here. Since, in my world, putting and nemesis is usually part of the same sentence, your book will be a must read.


Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:59 am
by twomasters
I spent an entire day with Al and Lag in October when I was in CA. We played Pasatiempo and even got Al to dust off his persimmons and blades for the occasion!
What a great day. I highly doubt there would be many people alive who have had the up front experience of inter action with so many great golfers through the years than Al has had.
Every person I mentioned - Alex Morrison- Ed Furgol- were two far out people I chose on a whim for a subject we were talking about...Al knew and had spoken with. He had lessons from Morrison and caddied for Furgol. He spoke to me that day about Hogan's lesson and how close he came to actually writing an autobiography on Hogan- straight from Hogan himself. I'll let you talk about Snead and his dirty jokes :lol:
You can't get much better information than straight from the horse's mouth. Or as Al likes to say- straight from the horse's ass !!
What a great day...I wish it didn't end.
I look forward to some more installments to the webzine Al and getting to read the putting book one day soon and catching up another day soon. Thanks for writing what you have so far.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:03 pm
by sb944
Hi Al, I have started up 3 months ago and decided to do things right, so started off with Lag's drills for the full swing, and have since been practicing mainly my chipping, which has improved vastly. I need to do more, but also want to start working on putting, so I downloaded your book. I was a little wary at first seeing as it's so small, but after reading, I know I will have to re-read it 2-3 times just to make sure I'm not missing anything. It really is crammed with information. Nice work!!!

However, I have a pretty clear problem. I am right hand dominant, but swing the golf club left handed!!! Don't ask why. My left hand isn't really too bad for strength and co-ordination, but my right is still better. Should I stay as a left hand putter, and use my dominant top hand to drive the stroke, or should I consider switching my putting to right handed to take advantage of a dominant bottom hand? I'm not worried about losing my stroke, as I just don't have one yet, but still wonder whether it's worth the switch?

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:48 pm
by NRG
Great book Al,

Am going to start reading it again, lots of new stuff to think about there.

Do you have any advice for someone who only ever seems to miss putts to the right of the hole?? and don't say aim left.


Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:29 pm
by NRG
Am pretty sure it is to do with aim, and not my stroke, should have said that.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:39 am
by Styles
NRG, it almost certainly is your aiming that is at fault if you are missing straight putts to the right.

Get yourself two pencils and some string. Tie the ends of the string to the pencils and insert one beyond the hole and the other at your ball. Six to eight feet is long enough. Using the string to help guide your aim, see where you miss (or not).

I don't think I need to add that the string should be suspended above your ball not under it but just in case! :lol:

Let me know your results.

Another thing. What type of putter are you using? If you have a heel shafted putter, you may want to consider trying a centre shafted one and if you are using a blade putter try a mallet type.

Re: "The Barkow" Quarterly Webzine

PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:04 am
by NRG
Cheers Styles, will give that a go when this snow finally melts and report back.

I think it is to do with my head position?? If I practice for a couple of hours, just holing 4 footers, I finally get in position. But I have just never figured out where that position is to be able to repeat it without all the practice?? I don't miss everything, but any misses are always to the right.

For years I used an old Bronty Gem, more recently a TM Spider, both heel shafted. What difference does centre shafting make?