My name's Mike Southern. I'm the author of "Ruthless Putting", a book on turning your existing putting stroke into a scoring machine, and editor of "Classic Adventure Stories: Swashbucklers", a collection of classic sword-fighting novels. I've also done some writing for Golfsmith.com.
I'm a writer, cartoonist, graphic artist & self-publisher who's played in a few local pro golf tournaments. The challenge of learning new things really appeals to me. And I don't believe age should ever keep you from chasing your dreams.
You can get print versions of my books (the ones that are available in print, that is) at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Do you think sports psychology means repeating "You can do it!" to yourself as you prepare to make a scary shot? Let Mike Southern, author of the long-running Ruthless Golf blog, teach you how to build a strong self-belief that won't wilt under pressure. You CAN learn to "Think Like a Golfer"!
"The Putt Whisperer" explains exactly why the belly putter appears to help some players while not helping others; teaches you how to build a completely new putting stroke that incorporates all the necessary fundamentals; includes drills to teach you how a good stroke feels; and teaches you what it means to have a "light grip pressure."
Don't struggle to make putts. Become a Putt Whisperer!
Poetry blogger Will Shakespeare is at it again with a parody of Dante's "Divine Comedy"! When an overweight guy's family forces him to go see an Exercist (a specialist who gets rid of demons by working 'em hard at the gym) to get rid of his demon pal Sloth, neither the Exercist nor the demon is very cooperative... until our guy comes up with his own plan for dealing with BOTH problems.
Sometimes you simply have to HIT IT HARD. In this Quick Guide you'll learn the basics of how to swing hard and still find your golf ball -- how to move your legs properly and maintain your posture, keep your swing on plane, get extra power by creating upper and lower body separation, how to keep tension from making your swing jerky, and more. Anybody can learn to HIT IT HARD!
Poetry blogger Will Shakespeare unleashes his first poetry collection on an unsuspecting public! This humorous collection is a blend of his favorite parodies and funny poems from his blog, Will Shakespeare for Hire, and new never-before-seen material.
The Philistines have taken over Israel and King Saul needs to run them out. But he's too scared to fight. His son, Prince Jonathan, is ready to trust God. He and his armor bearer have gone to fight the enemy alone. But the Philistine army is pretty big. Have they made a big mistake? This is a "first grade novel" — an easy reader with short chapters on a level 2-3 reading level.
Captain Nexus and First Mate Scopes are on a secret mission. The Border Space Worlds are in danger because the Krilt have a new secret weapon. Nexus and Scopes have to find it and destroy it! But are they ready for what they'll find?
This is a "first grade novel" — a book that is more involved than an easy reader but not as big as a chapter book. It's equivalent to a level 2-3 easy reader.
Learn the basics of a fundamentally sound swing! Almost every swing problem, including an over-the-top swing, is the result of a poor takeaway and a poor change of direction at the top of the backswing. Using some simple instruction and a few easy drills, "Stop Coming Over-the-Top" can help almost any golfer get his swing back on plane while improving both distance and accuracy.
Everybody wants to hit the ball a little closer to the hole. "Accurate Iron Play" focuses on the techniques that help you better judge distance and direction with your irons and then put the ball where you meant it to go.
Hit it long! This Quick Guide focuses on the downswing — how to load the shaft at the top of your backswing and unload it at impact. It helps you understand both how to make the correct moves and how to avoid the incorrect ones. And it gives you a clear understanding of what your club does during your downswing so you can cooperate with it and develop the most clubhead speed possible.
Why waste hours, days, or even weeks learning a new putting stroke... when you can become a scoring machine with the one you've already got?
Ruthless Putting is the owner's manual that should have come with your putter. In it you'll learn the simple techniques you need in order to take strokes off your game.