Watch the video below to see the latest at the New Rules Golf School at Reynolds Plantation. I said the phone number wrong in the video. The correct number 706-467-1660.
Check out the video below on thoughts on the Belly Putter.
Congratulations to the 2011 Red Zone Challenge Champion-Phil Primm
Reynolds Golf Academy hosted to the 2011 Red Zone Challenge on Monday, October 24th at the National Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation.
The 20 participants in this years tournament were members of the Annual Member-Coaching Program offered at the Golf Academy. The contest follows the outline of Charlie King's highly touted book Golf's Red Zone Challenge.
The event kicked-off with a 9-hole, 100 yards-and-in tournament on the National Golf Course (Bluff) to determine the finalists. The 4 low-net finishers returned to the Golf Academy to Participate in the Finals.
The four finalists skills were tested in 6 short-game categories to determine the overall champion.
- Distance Wedge (60yds)
- Lag Putting (45ft)
- Short Putting (6ft)
The 2011 Red Zone Challenge Results:
- Phil Primm
- Ray McGinty
- Tim O'Leary
- Claude Moldenhauer
- Carl Stollenmeyer
- Joann McDade
- Susan Swift
- Casey Portschy
In this video I tackle a critical skill for consistency in your golf swing: Transition.
This is where the backswing ends and the forwardswing starts. Because the nature of golf instinctively makes us quick, this is an often overlooked and detrimental part of the swing for a lot of golfers.
Watch the video below and put these drills into practice. Let me know in the comments section how the drills work for you.
In this video newsletter, I answer questions about Tiger Woods that I am frequently asked:
- Are Tiger's swing changes helping or hurting?
- Is Tiger going to tie or break Jack Nicklaus's majors record?
- Will Tiger get his putting back?
- Was the firing of Stevie Williams handled correctly?
Once you watch the video below, I want you to give me your take on one or all of these questions below in the comments section.
In the next blog post, I have the golf lesson video that goes with this newsletter. This time I am talking about the importance of Transition and 3 drills to develop world-class transition in your swing.
"The successful person has the habit of doing what the failures don't like to to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose."
I don't know who E. M. Gray is but I find this quote to be very true. I thought that at some point if I wrote long enough with my books and blog posts that I would like writing: I still don't.
I enjoy practicing some things in golf and not others. The purpose of a worthy goal gets us to do the things that others will not do. Keep practicing to reach your worthy goals and take heart that certain parts of the process are going to feel hard and not fun.
Johnny Miller is the type of personality that you either love or you hate. There is very little in between.
I have a lot of respect for Johnny Miller as a player and he is certainly entitled to his opinions as an announcer.
Johnny rubs me the wrong way because his commentary almost always revolves around choking. Yes, players choke sometimes, but what about a missed shot on the third hole on Thursday. It is not a choke, there are a percentage of missed shots for every player.
The illogic of many of Johnny's remarks put me in the camp that turns the volume down when NBC is doing coverage. I would rather listen to CBS any day of the week.
One of the statements that really stands out to me as illogical is from the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach. Dan Hicks asked Johnny if the tough course conditions or nerves of playing in the U S Open were leading to the high scores. Without hesitation, Johnny said it was the nerves of the situation. In essence saying that the entire field was choking.
These are the worlds best players. They can take a golf course that an average player would shoot 10 shots higher than normal and tear it apart. They have been conditioning themselves for tournament play since they were kids. They are the cream that rose to the top through junior golf, college golf, Qualifying schools and they are from all over the world.
When the entire field shoots higher scores, it is logical to say the course is the reason. Of course the difficulty of the golf course is the reason.
Those type of illogical statements keep me from being a fan of Johnny Miller. I'm interested to know your opinion. Please vote in the comment section below by putting Like or Dislike or Love or Hate or Thumbs up or Thumbs down. If you want to leave a comment as well. I'm interested to know if we have an even split of Johnny Miller fans or if it falls heavily to one side or the other.
Thanks for your attention.
I'm having a hard time deciding who to pull for today in the Open Championship. This is great golf watching the players adjust to the wind, rain and difficulty of the golf course.
Part of me is pulling for Darren Clarke because of what he has been through with the loss of his wife (and he is a TaylorMade player).
Another part of me is pulling for Dustin Johnson. He had the commanding lead at the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and lost it and then had the dubious bunker ruling at the PGA Championship. He hits it long, he's fun to watch and he is due.
I know there are other players but I am focused on these two. When push comes to shove, for me it is time to see an American win a major. It has been awhile and that is going to sway me today.
Go Dustin Johnson, but it won't hurt my feelings to see Darren Clarke win (or Rickie Fowler for that matter).
If you see this today, tell me in the comment section below who you are pulling for and why.
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I have pasted an article about Brett qualifying for the US Open. Brett and I have been working together for several years and he has steadily improved.
He shot 70-62 to qualify. In the 62 he was 8 under going into 15 where he had to chip in to make par. He birdied 16, missed a 5 footer for birdie on 17 and then made a 60 footer for birdie on 18 that locked his spot for the US Open.
Some of things you can learn from Brett's progress. 1) Brett and I are committed to his swing being his style just the more skillful version. The great players do not copy others. They blaze their own trail. 2) Brett is a hard worker. He has earned his confidence. 3) He is REALLY focusing on short game and it is paying off. He had 25 putts during his 62.
Please join me in congratulating Brett and wishing him a great week next week at Congressional. I'd love to have some encouraging comments below to send to Brett.
|Patterson qualifies for U.S. Open
|Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 10:48 am
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BALL GROUND, Ga. - Middle Tennessee rising sophomore men's golfer Brett Patterson became the first player in school history to qualify for the U.S. Open when he shared medalist honors of Monday's U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at the Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga., just north of Atlanta. The course was a par 72, 7,186-yard layout.
"It's hard to put it into words," Patterson said. "It just goes to show a lot of hard work I have put in has paid off. It's certainly something I've dreamt about my whole life. For something like this to come true, that's just something I can't describe."
Patterson fired an impressive 12-under par 70-62?132 to finish share top honors with Ryan Nelson of Dickinson, Texas, among the pool of 47 players and advance to the upcoming U.S. Open. Both rounds were contested Monday in the 36-hole qualifier. The 62 during the second 18 set a course record.
The McMinnville, Tenn., native ripped through the course the second time around, with 10 birdies, including three on the same hole as his first 18. He was 4-under par on both par 4s and 5s during the second round and finished the day with 21 pars.
"He is the hardest worker on this team and a tremendous young man," Blue Raider head coach Whit Turnbow. "He puts in a lot of time, not only on the golf course, but off of it as he has a 4.0 GPA. I couldn't be happier for him and I have all the confidence in the world that he will go into the U.S. Open and compete."
The 111th U.S. Open is slated for June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club, approximately 20 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Complete information on the tournament can be found at www.USOpen.com.