My view on the Olympics is very old school, but I would prefer to see top amateurs from around the world compete in the Olympic golf.
Twice this summer, I had a chance to play Glen Echo CC, site of the Olympic Golf Championship back in 1904 - the only time before 2016 golf was in the Olympics. Playing GE was an exhilarating treat both times, and I tried to imagine what it was like back in 1904. St. Louis also hosted the World's Fair that year.
In the 1904 final round, Toronto golfer George S. Lyon defeated America's Chandler Egan 3-and-2 to take golf medal. Egan was defending U.S. Amateur champion at the time.
The No. 16 tee box at GE has a plaque commemorating Lyon's win.
I think it would mean so much more to amateurs if they played the event. And, I think the fans would like it also. Would the Olympic committee dare consider making amateur status a "Condition of Competition" for Olympic golf?
I did not. It feels like most of my weight is on my lead foot at impact, but its hard to know with how little time there is just before, during, and right after impact.
When I compare this image with those of better players, I notice my hands are a bit back relative to my hips. Is that what you mean?