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New Spring Training Program and Putting Boot Camp

Take advantage of these limited time offers to get your golf game tuned up and ready to go for summer 2017!

2017 SPRING TRAINING PACKAGE

Spring is here and now is the time to get your game in shape for the summer! This 5 session training package is design to cover all facets of the game to get you tuned up and ready for the prime playing months of 2017.

Session #1 - Full Swing for Irons and Approach Shots (45 minutes)

Session #2 - Full Swing for Driver (45 minutes)

Session #3 - Wedges and Short Game (45 minutes)

Session #4 - Putting (45 minutes)

Session #5 - On Course Playing Lesson (90 minutes)

Cost for all players is $390 and includes all 5 sessions.

Schedule you first session by clicking here and selecting "Spring Training" under the Lessons Tab.


PUTTING BOOT CAMP

Are you sick and tired of being a bad or simply average putter? If so, Putting Boot Camp is designed for you to start making more putts than ever before. This 3 sessions in 3 weeks package is designed to utilize the latest technology and techniques available to quickly improve your putting.

Session #1 - Sam Putt Lab Stroke and Putter Evaluation

Session #2 - Sam Putt Lab Training and Drills

Sessions #3 - On Course and Green Reading

All sessions are 45 minutes and must be used within 3 weeks of your first session.

Cost is $190 and includes all sessions.

Schedule you first session by clicking here and selecting "Putting Boot Camp" under the Lessons Tab.

End of the Week Tip: Dealing with Fast Greens

Watching the best players in the world navigate their way around Augusta National during The Masters is one of my favorite times of year. I especially enjoy watching how they handle the famously firm and fast greens during the year's first major.

We may not experience greens as difficult as the ones during the Masters, but there are a few times a year where the greens you play can get firm and fast.  Check out these tips for the next time you are dealing with firm, fast greens.

·       Consider your options when approaching the green.  Creating spin depends more on your lie than anything else.  If playing from the rough where more grass can get between the clubface and the ball, you are less likely to create the necessary spin to hold the green.  In this case your best bet would be to find a landing area short and try getting your ball to roll up to the green.

·       Your grooves matter.  Old, worn out grooves will not help you create spin.  The function of grooves is to channel away any debris that can get between your ball and the clubface so that you get more friction.  New, clean grooves will help you create the most friction and the most spin.

·       Consider a heavier putter on faster greens.  Several putters on the market now have adjustable weight technology that allows you to add or take weight away from the putter head.  A heavier putter head will help you make slower swings which will be needed on fast greens.  Just make sure when you make the change that you spend a little extra time on the practice green getting the feel for your putter and the green.

End of the Week Tip: Drain Long Putts

For the average golfer the likelihood of making a putt outside 30 feet in length drops to about 1%.  There are however things that can be done to increase your chances to make, or get very close to making, longer putts. 

·      Make solid contact. This means contacting the sweet spot of the putter with the ball.  Off center hits will not only lack speed, but will most likely roll off your intended line making it nearly impossible to drain long putts.  Use the gate drill where you put two tees in the ground the width of your putter and practice making putting strokes through the tees without hitting them.

·      Control your tempo.  Not every golfer will have the same tempo in their swing, let alone their putting stroke.  For example you may prefer a longer, slower stroke while others prefer shorter and faster strokes.  Find a tempo that feels right to you and practice it with a metronome.  The metronome will help you maintain the same tempo while keeping your stroke in rhythm.

·      Pick a line and commit.  Green reading is an imperfect system, but most golfers are better at reading the greens than they think. Avoid second-guessing your line by changing it at the last second. Once you pick your line, set the putter on that line and go with it. Whether you prefer to putt to a spot or can visualize the curve of the ball to the hole doesn’t matter.  Just pick your line and go.