Golf Dude In The Basement

In my pursuit to find anything unorthodox and interesting in the golf world, I’ve come across something that normally we do not write about – swing/golf lessons.


You see, Golfstinks mission is to unite the average golfer and provide a community for them, not necessarily tell them what they should do on the course. In this instance though, Golf Dude In The Basement presents helpful insight to improving your golf game without really telling you what to do. Weird, I know.

GDIB’s approach to game improvement takes a different angle than the keep your back straight-shoulder facing the target- knees slightly bent- BLAH BLAH BLAH generic formula to play better golf. One of the Dude’s (as he refers to himself) theories is to hit the ball the way you want to hit it. In one of his episodes he talks about Ben Hogan and his swing. He said Ben Hogan swung the way he did out of motivation…he had to make a living. Hogan didn’t work on his swing for hours and hours. He hit balls for hours and hours with his swing because that’s what worked for him.

Very interesting, just get out there and play. I can dig that! If Ben Hogan supposedly had the perfect swing than how does someone like Jim Furyk with his funky swing play on the tour and win? Because Furyk’s swing works for Jim Furyk. He hits the ball the way he wants to hit it. The more I think about it the more I like the concept. A simple no BS way to attack the game.

When you get a chance, head on over to Golf Dude In The Basement and check him out for yourself. As always, hit’em long…yell FORE!

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  1. I remember when I was in 7th or 8th grade my mother MADE me take golf lessons at the club she worked at. I hated every second of it. (I’ve always been one that didn’t like to do what I was told!) I wonder if she would have been a little easier on me if I would have played earlier in my life.

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