Readers’ 1-Year Top-25 Posts – 2013

Every three months, I update the “Readers’ 1-Year Top-25 Posts” tab. It’s an opportunity for readers to see what others saw as the best posts in the last twelve months.

New to the list is a post I wrote on Brandt Snedeker’s old-school putting tips and Tiger’s response to a question about sports psychologists that I used as a foundation for an extended discussion of the principles of mastery. There’s also one on a new star on the PGA Tour, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama.

The Golf Channel’s Holly Sanders’ pictorial in Golf Digest, to no one’s surprise, continues to thrive as her ratings surely do. And since this was first published, she has gone on to prove with her serious work that she’s not just another pretty face. 

As a measure of how intense the issue of anchored putters became, it’s interesting how many people came to read, “Anchored Putters.” It was not a surprise that the USGA decided to ban anchoring, but interest in the topic continues.

One of my personal favorites continues to be, “Why Tiger Changed His Swing.” Now three years old, it looks at the seemingly incomprehensible decision by Tiger to go through a third major swing overhaul and explains the kinesthetic reasons a player might risk that. And that effort drew attention to his coach in, “Sean Foley Interview.” A very interesting guy who continues to have Tiger’s full attention. But as in, “Some Say Tiger is Making a Mistake With Sean Foley,” not everyone thinks that’s such a good idea.

“How to Handle Yourself When Things Go Wrong,” about a flood on the LPGA Tour and four superstars who missed the cut on the European Tour continues to draw interest. It confirmed that Commissioner Mike Whan is a genius and that those superstars are superstars for a reason.

It was also rewarding that readers enjoyed more eclectic posts such as the long-lived, “Jerry James: One of Golf’s Characters,” or even, “Self-Efficacy Versus Confidence.” Returning to the Top 25 is “Perspective,” a post about the life and death adventures of iconic Alaskan, Sue Aiken. All three are what this blog is all about.

In any event, there’s something for everyone here and perhaps some that you missed. I hope you enjoy revisiting some of your old favorites or discovering new ones that could be.

The next update will be March 31st.

Until then…

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