Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Pasture Golf Play & Golf Tips

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

Pasture Golfers' Golf Tips Index
| A Golfer's Nightmare | When Your Golf Swing Leaves You in the Lurch | Finding the Feel of the Greens | The Swing Thought | More Golf Trivia | Golf's Short Game | Never Hurry - Never Worry | Scottish Style Golf | Northwest Highland Tour | Playing Sand Greens | Golf's Ground Game | How Sweet the Swing | Primer for the New Girl Golfer | Pasture Golf Criteria

Pasture Golf Play (a further investigation of how some golfers keep dancing even after the music stops)

We could all use a little encouragement out there on the links. Here's our run down on golf play, great golfers and other golfing inspiration, pasture golf style.

Primer for the New Girl Golfer - Pasture Golf Style

Second-hand stores and places like Goodwill are great sources of golf clubs. You can even find left-handed clubs there now and then. Chances are you won't find complete sets, but rather an odd assortment of different models, makes and types of clubs. That's okay. The price is usually right.

How Sweet the Swing

Jim Murray from the Los Angeles Times once remarked about Tom Weiskopf, "His swing was made in heaven, part velvet, part silk, like a royal robe, so sweet you could pour it over ice cream."

A Golfer's Nightmare

Every golfer dreams of long, straight drives and putting perfection. What happens when that dream turns into a nightmare?

When Your Golf Swing Leaves You in the Lurch

Pity the poor golfer who swings like an angel one minute and a demon the next (or vice versa). Words of advice on how to get back that golf swing (or simply how to improve the one you've got) are a dime a dozen.

In Golf as in Life: Never Hurry, Never Worry

The great golfer, Walter Hagen is the one who said, "Never hurry, never worry and always remember to smell the flowers along the way."

What good is a swing thought in golf?

I took a golf lesson once and that is where I first heard the phrase "swing thought". Horace Hutchinson has a quote that explains this concept.

The Importance of a Good Short Game In Golf

You've heard the expression drive for show and putt for dough. This is based on the belief that a player who has a good short game is the better player overall.

Finding the Feel of the Greens

The secret to good putting is finding the feel of the greens. Of course, on pasture golf courses this may be somewhat difficult to do as greens tend to be way less manicured and groomed than those high priced, sissy courses so many golfers play.

The Ground Game

As we've said before, the secret to good putting is finding the feel of the greens. Ben Hogan is more to the point when he says, "There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games -- one played in the air, and the other on the ground."

Playing the Sand Greens

Believe it or not, there were greens on which not a blade of grass was found. These greens, I should say, browns, were made of sand. Pure, silty, barren sand. Picture a putt across one of those!

Some Golf Trivia

Hours are easily whiled away on the golf course but even more hours can be spent when one acquires a fascination for sports trivia in general and golf trivia in specific.

What is the true definition of Scottish Style Golf?

For the answer to this question we go to the archives and consult the authority on golf history, Sir Walter Simpson. From him we learn the true meaning of Scottish style golf.

Pasture Golf Course Criteria

Some concern has been voiced as to what is a Pasture Golf course. Do we mean that Pasture Golf courses must be actively involved in providing fodder for ruminants? The answer is no (although it could be a definite plus).

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This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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