* Cricket will return to the next Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022 after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) added it to its sports program for the next edition of the continental event. Cricket has struggled to grow beyond its traditional bases and was last played at the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games. * Australia's national women's captain Liz Patu has been suspended for six weeks after pleading guilty to biting an opponent during a Super W game in Australia, Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) said. * Toronto FC signed a third designated player by acquiring Spanish midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Belgian league leaders KRC Genk, the Major League Soccer club said on Monday. Pozuelo made 175 appearances in five seasons with Genk, scoring 25 goals with 60 assists across all competitions. * The PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year honour has been renamed after the late Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game. The Arnold Palmer Award will … [Read more...] about Golfer Johnson reclaim No. 1 world rankings
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By Robert Bicknell Whenever I go to the driving range to give a lesson, I am constantly amazed by how many different teachers are busy teaching different swings. Most teach the only swing they know – their own. However, the foreign pros teach a more standardized swing and can adapt it to fit the person, which is important because no two people are the same. They all have different strengths and weaknesses, body shapes and temperaments. All these things play a role in the type of swing a player can use. Unfortunately, many teachers try to force a player into a certain type of swing and when that doesn’t work, they claim the student is unteachable. Yes, sometimes they are. If a student pays money for the lessons, but doesn’t bother to practice the way they have been taught, most of the lesson has been wasted. You have to practice the drills if you want to change your swing or improve your game, it’s that simple. Sadly, many students do not practice correctly. … [Read more...] about TEED OFF: The trouble with teaching
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell One of the biggest problems facing people who are just taking up golf is understanding the difference between hitting balls at the range and actually “playing golf” and, believe me, there is a world of difference. As a professional, I see this all the time. Guys are striping it at the range, but when they get to the golf course they cannot put together a decent round. So then they go back to the range and practice some more and have the exact same result the next time they go to the golf course. The problem is that, while they learned to hit the golf ball, they never actually learned how to “play golf”. There is a very old and true saying that golf is 80 per cent mental and only 20 per cent physical. Sure, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and others have upped the ante a bit, especially Tiger with his “Seal Team 6 workout” (which put unnecessary strain on his body), but the fact remains that regardless of how far … [Read more...] about What’s playing golf, really?