I was saddened to hear of the death of respected golf journalist Kevin Nash this week.
Six-foot-six and built like a brick wall, Kevin was the gentle giant of the industry – and had a heart as big as his stature.
Always laughing, always cracking a joke, the man I called ‘Big Sexy’ was a person you hoped would be at any kind of gathering for members of the press.
He also gave me one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever had on the golf course – and I’d like to share that with you...
“Alex,” he said. “Your practice swing is lovely.
“But when you come to hitting the ball, your swing speeds up and you lose all your rhythm. Just make the same swing you do in your practice.”
Just three short sentences and such a simple swing thought. It took me a while to get used to and I spent many an hour on the range working on keeping my swing the same as my practice swing.
But every single time I’ve stood over a ball since that day, Kevin’s words have circled in my mind and my golf has improved dramatically.
You’d be surprised how many people I notice doing the same thing. Maybe you’re one of them?
Kevin would be delighted that he left such a lasting legacy on my game, that’s just the kind of guy he was.
Rest in peace, Kevin. You’ll be sorely missed.
Source from: golfmagic.com