Articles By: Rip Roggow

Collegiate Golf and Assistant Golf Pro at Terravita Country Club, Scottsdale Arizona Aspiring Touring Pro after a 6 year hiatus. Twitter: @rynorip

Feeling the Flow

Ever wonder how good you are and how good you are not? Next time you are at your local golf course measure out the flattest 10 foot putt you can find on the practice green. Now make 50 of those putts in a row. I feel like from tee to green golf can be described […]

A Game of Inches

Well I have successfully completed the Open Event. By Success it does not mean I won unfortunately. It was kind of like whip cream on a nice turd. I felt like I was the most prepared for this event mentally and physically. The golf swing mechanics were already in place and the ability is still […]

One with the Universe

Inhale and slowly exhale, one more time for good measure. The only sounds I can hear around me are the birds singing a song off to my left. Some sort of creature in the woods behind me chasing its breakfast or early morning friend while Walnut Creek nestles against the banks of the river. In […]

“Definition of a Surprise?…. A fart with a Lump in it”

  I have made my way back across the country to Ohio for the summer. I have been blessed by my employer Troon Golf to have the ability to stay employed during both the Midwest and West Coast golf seasons. According to google maps it was a 27 hour drive time from Scottsdale, Arizona to […]

Nightmare on Foo Street

  Lately I have spent hours on the range really grinding on my short game and putting for my practice sessions. I have been chipping and pitching different shots from different lies for 2 hours at a time. I would change each shot in distance anywhere from 10ft to 35 yards from the pin. I […]

Trial and More Error

  Most importantly I want to thank all of those who have supported me on my journey of the trial and tribulations of seeking the Tour. My Family for always being positive no matter how down I get on myself and my friends who are always there for me. I would also like to thank […]

The Beginning Part 2

A couple of guys at work were throwing around the idea of playing golf over the weekend. They had heard that I also enjoyed the sport and invited me out with them. I was playing golf on the weekends still and made time to hit up the range after work before the sun went down […]

Trial and Tribulations of an aspiring Golfer: In the Beginning Part 1

It was a warm and beautiful May afternoon, not a cloud in the sky. My father, brother and I were hitting golf balls in the middle of nowhere. The 3 Amigos were on a Journey across America! College had just finished up for me and I was taking my talents from Ohio to Arizona to […]

Trial and Tribulations of an aspiring Golfer Post Game

  The days after an event are sometimes the most important. How will you recover? How will you grow? After months of preparation I went into the qualifier feeling pretty good about myself and my abilities. Well that went well… clearly! If you fall, get back on that horse and ride right!! Which is what […]

Lumber Yard

Trial and Tribulations of an aspiring golfer trying to make it out of the woods