Vol. 12, Issue 4
treasure by Brian
common problems by Bruce
Impact Drill by Michael
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What the Pros have to say
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Developing Golfers Into Players Through
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A Hidden Treasure by Brian Hilko
Professional, Hinsdale Golf Club
10 Solutions to Common Problems by Bruce Patterson
Director of Golf, Butler National Golf Club
A-6 Instructor, Broken Arrow Golf Club
13 Impact Drill by Michael Camastro
14 30 Minutes to Eliminate Three-Putts by Mike Carbray
28 Founder Terrence Reed Smith Editor Will Garcia Director of Sales David C. Madrid Art Director Edward White Online Content coordinator Peter Rado
Developing Golfers Into Players Through Instruction by Dan Kochevar
4 Players Golf Academy, Oak Brook Golf Club
26 Teaching Philosophy by Kevin Weeks
Director of Instruction, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
16 Q & A
Keller Williams: The Synergy Team
PGA member advisory board
What the pros have to say.
with Kevin Weeks, Brian Hilko, Bruce Patterson, Dan Kochevar, Billy Klemz, Connie Demattia, Michael Camastro & Mike Carbray
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Feat ur e Ar t i cle s by t he P r os
Articles by the Pros
22 Player News
Mr. Consistency: Luke Donald’s Banner Year The player to watch in 2012.
24 Golf Travel
Championships at Pebble Beach Resorts by Brittany Cooley
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Playing Greywalls by Brian Hilko Professional, Hinsdale Golf Club
If you walked me through that swath of land I would have said you are crazy to build a course here. The land is too extreme for golf.
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Hole No. 5
My favorite perk of being a golf professional is having the opportunity to play some incredible courses. I have played a large portion of the courses found on most top 100 lists. While they are amazing, the problem is that many of these courses are inaccessible for the average golfer. The majority of them are private, and the ones that are public usually carry a hefty green fee. Fortunately, this is not the case for one of my favorite golf courses, Greywalls at the Marquette Golf Club.
A couple of years ago, I was having a conversation with a fellow golf enthusiast when the topic of ‘best course in Michigan’ came up. After mentioning a few of the usual suspects, my friend brought up Greywalls. I looked at him with curiosity. “Greywalls” I asked, “where the heck is that?” He responded, “Greywalls is in the U.P., it’s the best public course in Michigan.” No way, I thought. I thought I had played everything worthwhile in Michigan. How did I miss this place? I knew I had to experience it for myself. Your day begins with a long, dramatic cart ride from the clubhouse to the first tee. The cart ride brings you from civilization to the heart of Greywalls. When you arrive at 1 you are greeted with incredible views of Lake Superior and the golf course. Talk about setting the tone for the day!
The front nine is a roller coaster. The course winds through some of the lower ground in the first 4 holes. Those first 4 holes set the tone for what you will experience throughout the round. The conditions are usually firm and fast and the course offers alot of options on every shot.
Number 4 is where the course gives you the first taste of those beautiful grey walls. It’s a split fairway par 4. You will find exposed rock right in the middle of the fairway. I love all the options at Greywalls. The bold golfer can bomb it down the left side and try to drive it over the hill. The more timid golfer can play safe to the right and get a good view of the green. At 4 we find the first exposed, greenside, rock wall.
If you haven’t realized by this point you’re at a special place, the next 3 holes will make sure you know. Number 5 is a fantastic, short par 4 blasted right out of the side of a giant ridge. Number 7 is a beast of a par 4: in the winter, this hole would make a great ski run. The hole tips out at almost 500 yards but doesn’t play it. If you bomb your drive your ball will traverse a 30 foot cliff in the middle of the hole! It is tough to follow such dramatic holes but Mike DeVries, the course architect, does it skillfully. Hole number 8 and 9 are fantastic mid-length par 4s. Both require real strategies and the views behind the 9th green are spectacular.
The back 9 traverses land less severe then as the front. This is where DeVries really shines. The course makes the transition at number 11 with another dramatic tee shot. Five of the next seven holes are on flatter land but Devries incorporates more strategy and bunkering on these holes. Never once did I feel the course let up on the back 9. The course ends like it starts with a dramatic down hill par 5, it’s fun because you feel like you can hit it 400 yards.
Greywalls is such a unique golf course. The fact that it even exists is a testament to it’s incredible design. The land the course was built on is better suited for hiking or skiing. Mike DeVries deserves a round of applause for being able to find 18 playable holes on this extreme piece of property. If you walked me through that swath of land I would have said you’re crazy to build a course here. The land is too extreme for golf. DeVries didn’t look at it that way. He crafted a masterpiece in the Upper Peninsula.
Greywalls has it all. The combination of such a well designed golf course and the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula is inspiring. If you ever make it to the U.P. stop by the Marquette Country Club to play this incredible course and to learn about deals to play all over Michigan.
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Solutions to common
problems Bunkers Slicing Putting
by Bruce Patterson Director of Golf Butler National Golf Club
Problem: The player is having difficulty hitting bunker shots, mainly the miss is either too heavy or the shot is bladed. He is sliding forward in the downswing motion. Solution: A set-up change, and the not the “norm” type of a setup for a bunker shot, but a more radical one. There is a common thought about the golf swing, and it is that wherever your head is at impact, that is where the bottom of your swing is. With that in mind, I recommend the following set-up: Place a ball in the bunker and draw a straight line from the ball through the middle of your stance. Then set-up as usual, and take your right knee (back knee) and point it to the ball. Now lock that knee in position and do not let it move during the swing. Position your head slightly in front of the ball and swing attempting to hit 2 or 3 inches behind the ball. This really works.
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Problem: The players downswing is coming over the top (outside in)
Problem: Putts that come up short of the hole
and the path of the club at impact is an opening club face.
or consistently miss on the low side of the hole.
Solution: Back to the target drill.
The player is adding loft to the putter at impact,
The player should address the ball in a normal setup position and should turn their entire body back on a 45 degree angle and reset the club to the ball. Next, you will need to learn how the proper rotation of the forearms work. Imagine wearing a wrist watch on your left arm, you want the face of the watch to point to the sky on the backswing
meaning the shaft of the putter is leaning backwards at impact. When the loft is added you put backspin on the ball, causing the ball to have side spin. The ball does not complete it’s roll out thus coming up short and below the hole.
and then to rotate so the watch faces the ground through impact.
Solution: Your goal is to impart top spin on the golf
Continue to attempt to hit the ball with your back remaining closed
ball. In tennis, the forehand shot where the player
to the target and only allow your arms to swing through to the target,
swings up with the racquet hitting the top half of the
making certain that you are keeping the watch rotating both back
ball, or in the art of shooting pool - you impart top
spin by hitting the cue ball with the cue stick striking
The result is this drill will instantly allow the club to swing down on the proper path and also allow the club to rotate to a closing position.
the cue ball on the top have and the cue stick is ascending on a upward angle.
This can quickly carry over to the full swing and hitting high draws become a reality.
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This is an impact drill to train your body to be in the correct position at the time of contact. Start at your normal address position with your ball in the middle of your stance. As I go into impact, you can see my right knee has moved quite a bit forward from its original position. (fig. 1) This is something you will see with the best players; their right leg moves forward. As you can see in this photo that my right knee is moving towards my left leg, also notice how my left leg has straightened at impact. At this point, the shaft should be ahead of the ball and form a straight line with the lead arm. Now from here, I am not making a big movement. I want to keep my weight left as I swing only my arms with a little wrist set and a little shoulder turn. (fig. 2) As I come down you can see the right knee is moving forward. This gives me a positive angle of attack with a downward descending blow to the ball. Notice at post impact my left arm is straight and in line with the forward arm. (fig. 3) As I swing through, my body continues to rotate into a full balance finish. Notice my right foot is straight, the right knee is touching the left and my elbows are close together. (fig. 4) Working on this drill will help you hit your shots more consistent and longer. If you are having trouble with your game, stop by the Michael Camastro Golf Academy at Broken Arrow Golf Club.
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to Eliminate Three-Putts Mike Carbray, Director of Golf Instruction, Butterfield Country Club
I explain to my students that a lot of three-putts occur because the person has trouble controlling the speed on the first putt. A drill that I use to practice speed control starts with creating an 18-inch-wide box by placing tees in the putting green. Then ask the student to hit five putts into the box from 10 feet. After that we move back to 15 feet, then 20 feet and 25 feet. The student cannot advance to the next stage until they can get five in a row into the box. This helps to develop a consistent pace and distance control. If this becomes easy with a flat putt, move to uphill and downhill putts. Do this routine for 15 minutes a day.
5 x from 10 ft.
This will help you to develop the proper tempo and rhythm in your putting stroke. If you can develop a consistent rhythm in your stroke you will be able to control your distances. (See graphic on right) Then we practice short putts that can be missed and lead to three-putts. Here is where the other 15 minutes of
5 x from 15 ft.
practice comes into play. Start with a flat two foot putt. Once the student makes ten in a row from 2 feet, we move back to 3 feet and so on. This helps to build confidence and gives them a better feel hitting these short putts. Rather than having them
5 x from 20 ft.
spend an hour hitting their drivers, we take 30 minutes working on putting. If we practice these drills a few times during the week, the number of three putts Saturday morning will
5 x from 25 ft.
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With Kevin Weeks, Brian Hilko, Bruce Patterson, Dan KochEvar, Billy Klemz, Connie Demattia, Michael Camastro & Mike Carbray
Kevin Weeks Director of Instruction, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Kevin Weeks: I was rehabbing an ankle injury in high school, nothing else that I could do, taking up golf was better than sitting by the pool. TT: Who is your golf hero and why? KW: I try to be agnostic, I don’t like to pick favorites because I work with so many of them. TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: KW: In Nashville, I had an eagle on 11, hole-in-one eagle on 12, and drove the green on 13 within 6 feet, I then proceeded to miss the eagle putt for three in a row. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? KW: Fly it 250, rolls 275. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: KW: Find a good instructor and trust what they say explicitly: don’t listen to anyone else. Put the blinders on, put yourself on a path understanding it’s a journey. You’re going to play good, you’re going to play bad, never let the thought you’re not going to get there enter your mind. Work your butt off.
Brian Hilko Professional, Hinsdale Golf Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Brain Hilko: When I was a kid I wanted to ride in a golf cart so bad. My Dad and Grampa took me to the local par 3 to give golf a shot. They lied to me and told me we would be in a cart. When we arrived I was told that they were all out of carts and we would have to walk. I was devastated. All was forgotten about 10 minutes later when I struck my first golf shot. I was hooked. Most kids slept with a stuffed animal. I slept with my golf clubs. TT: Who is your golf hero and why? BH: My golf hero is Ben Hogan. I just love his story and all he overcame. I grew as a caddie and battling a snap hook. I didn’t have the tough upbringing like Hogan but I related to his struggles on the golf course. His work ethic always amazed me. I just wish I could have seen him play. TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: BH: My most memorable golf moment was at sectionals for high school golf. My goal all year had been to make it down state. I still remember how nervous I was that day. I went out and quadruple bogeyed the first hole. I was devastated. Luckily on the second hole I drained a 40 footer for par. This settled me down. I was able to card
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a 78 despite not having my best game that day. It turned out there were 9 of us tied at 78 and only 3 spots left for the state tournament. We had to play a sudden death playoff on the first hole! The quad was still fresh in my mind. I bunted a driver down the middle and hit a beautiful 6 iron to 10 feet. Two putts later I had punched my ticket for the state tournament. TT: Tiger or Phil? BH: Tiger, watching golf played at the highest level is just incredible. TT: Belly or standard putter? BH: Standard. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? BH: 270 yards. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? BH: My favorite part is the opportunity to play some of the greatest golf courses in the world. We don’t play as much as you expect but when we do play it’s usually somewhere nice. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: BH: Golf can be a cruel mistress. Good or bad, never forgot golf is supposed to be fun. Sometimes you have to take a deep breath and remember playing golf beats doing a lot of other things. Make the most of the time you can play.
Bruce Patterson Assistant Golf Professional, Hinsdale Golf Club
Dan Kochevar The 4 Players Golf Academy, Oak Brook Golf Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Bruce Patterson: I was introduced to the game by my father when I was 10. I got hooked quickly, to a point where I was dropped off at 7 am and picked up at 7 pm!
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Dan Kochevar: Started out caddying at Rolling Green CC in Arlington Heights, IL, and the caddy master, who was a good player, helped me learn the game.
TT: Who is your golf hero and why? BP: Arnold Palmer, pure class and what a record.
TT: Who is your golf hero and why? DK: Growing up was Johnny Miller. He was an awesome player to watch when he was in his prime. He had such ability to go low before the new generation and was very knowledgeable about the game.
TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: BP: Playing Pine Valley for the first time. TT: Tiger or Phil? BP: Pass. TT: Belly or standard putter? BP: Standard. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? BP: 265 yards. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? BP: Teaching, I love determining how a student learns and figures out how to get the most out of their swing. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: BP: Work on your short game way more then your long game!
TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: DK: Every moment my kids grow and learn is memorable for me.â€™ TT: Tiger or Phil? DK: Tiger. TT: Belly or standard putter? DK: Belly. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? DK: 280-300, not as long as I used to. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? DK: Teaching and developing players. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: DK: Understand their games and donâ€™t get caught up in the marketing hype of golf. theturngolf.com
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TT: Belly or standard putter? MC: Standard.
Billy Klemz Head Golf Professional, Arrowhead Golf Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Billy Klemz: My father played recreationally. If you wanted to see Dad, you played golf. TT: Who is your golf hero and why? BK: Arnold Palmer. Because he understood his responsibility to the game. TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: BK: Nicklaus 1986 Masters. TT: Tiger or Phil? BK: Phil.
TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? MC: 290 yards. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? MC: Teaching a young individual and watching them grown to love the game and become a great junior player. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: MC: Learn from as many top PGA Professionals as possible.
Mike Carbray Director of Instruction, Butterfield Country Club
TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? BK: Not far enough! It’s never far enough.
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Mike Carbray: My father and grandfather were the two main influences in my golfing career. They would take me to the course as a kid to play. My best memories as a kid were sneaking on the course at twilight with my dad to play a few holes, or getting up early on Saturday mornings to watch my grandfather play.
TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? BK: Getting to help people enjoy their recreation time.
TT: Who is your golf hero and why? MC: All of the wounded warriors that play the game.
TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: BK: Stop listening to your friends golf advice! If you need a doctor, you don’t ask your buddy what medicine to take. You ask a doctor. The advice we hear people give each other on the range is sometimes 180 degrees opposite of what will actually help. Take one actual lesson, see what happens.
TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: MC: My most memorable moment was making a birdie on my last hole to shoot 65 in a tournament in San Diego.
TT: Belly or standard putter? BK: Standard.
Connie Demattia Director of Instruction, Cantigny Golf & Tennis Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Connie Demattia: A chance meeting with Hall of Fame Golfers and Instructors back in the early 1980’s. TT: Who is your golf hero and why? CD: I admire many players, not just one. TT: What is your most memorable golf moment: CD: Golfing with my children. TT: Tiger or Phil? CD: Both have abilities I respect. TT: Belly or standard putter? CD: Whatever gets the ball in the hole. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? CD: Far enough to play well. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? CD: Meeting and helping different individuals. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: CD: Be prepared for the ups and downs and stay committed to what you desire.
Michael Camastro Director of Instruction, Broken Arrow Golf Club
The Turn: How did you get into golf? Michael Camastro: My father at the age of 9. TT: Who is your golf hero and why? MC: Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods because of their dedication to be the best. Also Davis Love and Fred Couples have great respect for the game.
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TT: Tiger or Phil? MC: Tiger. TT: Belly or standard putter? MC: Standard. TT: How far can you drive the ball in perfect conditions? MC: I can hit it over 300 yards when I need to. TT: What is your favorite part of having a career in golf? MC: My favorite part of my career is being able to teach this great game to juniors and have an influence on them as a golfer and a person. TT: Advice for golf enthusiasts: MC: You have to really love the game. Get in the business for the love of the game and not because you think you are going to be rich.
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A 40-year-old golfing patient of mine, as I was removing the sutures from the skin cancer I’d taken from his face a week earlier, shared with me that “at church, everyone asked me, ‘what happened,’ was I ok? But I went to the golf course and my buddies asked, ‘what did your dermatologist take off?’” Golf is a great sport. But if you golf and you love it, you know that to play it well you have to spend a lot of time outdoors. That has huge consequences for your skin. Guess what? Even on a cloudy day, your skin is still being damaged by the ultraviolet sunlight. This time adds up. It doesn’t take long for the amount of hours you spend on the golf course to be reflected in unhealthy skin. Oh, and those early childhood and teen tans and sunburns? Particularly if you are of the generation that didn’t know, as a kid, sunblock existed, add all that into the damage mix too! The early signs of sun damage are those once-innocent freckles that now turn into permanent brown spots, also known as lentigines. Your skin may appear red, even when you are not outdoors, as a result of the development of superficial blood vessels. Fine-wrinkle lines will become visible before you think you are at an age to have them! Pre-skin cancers may emerge, and you may notice them as small scaly or crusty growths that occur commonly on the face, lips, arms and legs. Well at this point you are at very high risk to develop a skin cancer such as a basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. Or, the most dangerous of all, a melanoma. As a dermatologist I spend a lot of time with my patients who golf. In fact, I care for whole groups of golfing buddies. Maybe that’s why I myself don’t play golf. I know it’s a terrific sport, but I see too much sun damage on my patient players! The bottom line? If you play golf enough you may never get a hole-in-one, but you will likely get a skin cancer. Look, I want my golfing patients to have fun on the green, but I want them to stay healthy, too. And yes, you can do both. Here are some tips to keep your skin as healthy as possible. (Sorry, no tips to get a hole-in-one!)
Dermatology Tips for the Golfer:
If You Do Have Sun Damage
• Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. I repeat: not just on a sunny game day, but every day. You are getting a lot of sun-exposure when you play, but the hours you spend driving in your car and walking to work add up and cause damage too. Wear a water resistant sunscreen SPF 30 or greater and put it on 30 minutes before you go outside to play. Wear a lighter daily moisturizing lotion that contains a sunscreen on your non-golf days.
For anyone, golfer or otherwise who has sun damage, a visit to my office will involve a complete skin examination to screen for skin cancer, abnormal moles, and to develop a skin care program to reverse the signs of sun damage. The key is to catch skin cancer and sun damage early! Once you develop a skin cancer, it usually has to be cut out. Don’t wait for that to happen.
• Make sure your sunscreen contains a broad spectrum UVA blocker (check the ingredients), that you are using enough so that exposed skin is generously covered, and that you are reapplying after sweating or spending several hours in the sun. • Avoid a tan. Even if you never burn, and only tan, you are still getting sun damage. Before putting on your sunscreen, apply an anti-oxidant, such as a vitamin-C serum. (This step will minimize sun damage by helping to prevent or slow the breakdown of cells in the first place.) Forget fashion, and wear a wide brimmed hat. Please. A baseball cap looks great, but you are not protecting your ears, neck, and much of your face.
And don’t think it’s too late to start protecting your skin, and even reversing sun damage. It’s never to early or too late to begin. There are prescription and nonprescription products which really do reduce sun damage, reverse some of its effects, and minimize the risk of future skin cancers. There are also simple noninvasive procedures such as photodynamic therapy and “Fotofacials”/ IPL (intense pulse light) treatments that can restore the health of sun damaged skin. These treatments can also help reverse the visible signs of photo aging such as wrinkles, age-spots and broken capillaries. The benefits aren’t just fewer skin cancers, but healthier, younger looking skin as you age. With the right skin care, you will be able to better enjoy a lifetime of golf. With or without the hole-in-one!
The benefits less skin cancer and healthier and younger looking skin as you age.
• Did you know you can wear “ultraviolet protection factor” or UPF-rated clothing? That means it’s designed to block the sun. You would be surprised to know how much ultraviolet light gets through clothes that are not protected. • Wear sunglasses. This will minimize your risk of cataracts and help you avoid those wrinkles around the eyes. • Do your spouse and your skin a favor. Opt for those early morning rounds of golf. You can be back to spend time with your family, and your skin won’t be exposed to the sun during the day’s most dangerous rays - 10 am to 4 pm. Learn to recognize the appearance of pre-skin cancers, skin cancers, and abnormal moles. There is lots of great information for this on the web, with pictures! Learn the ABCDE’s of melanoma, and examine your skin yourself, head-to–toe, every month And, be sure you get to your dermatologist for your annual full body skin cancer check. It’s quick, painless, and it’s potentially life saving.
Dr. Christina Steil is an American Academy of Dermatology board certified dermatologist who has devoted many years to studying diseases of the skin. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, MO where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry.
Developing Golfers Into Players Through Instruction Dan Kochevar, 4 Players Golf Academy, Oak Brook Golf Club
Most golfers are unsure how to improve their game. Many times players come to golf lessons solely to hit the ball better. Once they accomplish that goal they think they can just go out and play better. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. Golfers can leave the range hitting it better, but when it comes to applying it on the course they seem to fail and blame their swing. The swing that leaves the range is probably not much different than one that is on the course.
Mr. Consistency: Luke Donald’s Banner Year By Will Garcia
When Winston Churchill said “consistent effort, not strength… is the key to unlocking our potential”, he could have been talking about his fellow englishman Luke Donald. Since 2001, Luke Donald has
What I believe is missing is the player’s understanding of how to apply what they have learned. I believe an instructor is obligated to explain how a mechanical move can help out on the course. Most players need to go through a purposeful pre-shot routine, which implements the work that was done on the range. If a player jumps right out on the course without a solid understanding of the feel, then they most likely won’t be successful on the course. I see all the time a player trying so hard to make their swing work on the course, but they don’t follow a very important procedure: a feel routine.
been a steady picture of excellence. But in 2011 his consistent game exploded into a banner year that catapulted him into the world’s top ranked player. With 2 PGA tour wins, 5 second place finishes, 4 third place finishes and 21 top-tens, Donald’s 2011 season was the blueprint of what it takes to be number one. He was Player of the Year in the PGA and European tours. In October, he came from behind on Sunday to win the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic with 6 straight birdies on the b ack nine to become the Tour’s money leader, which he held on to for the year. Donald also won the Vardon Trophy and
Not knowing the actual goal of a shot is why people tend to fail. If you were to take your practice swing behind the ball and rehearse what you have been working on and then step into the shot, you will be more successful. When players are over the ball, they don’t have a clear picture of what they need to do. Because the emphasis is mainly mechanical on the range or in instruction, players don’t realize the feel of the time it takes to hit a proper shot. Players need to be trained how important timing is in their swings.
the Byron Nelson award for lowest scoring average at 68.86. His consistent play and effortless swing made him the talk, and envy, of the Tour. Nowhere was Donald more consistent than on the greens. He went 486 holes without a three putt this year, beating the PGA tour record by more than 100 holes. He had the lowest putt percentage on tour and he went 529 for 529 on putts under three feet.
After I evaluate a player’s swing, I believe it is very important to watch a number of shots before understanding the correct rhythm for success. Teachers today are afraid to talk about someone’s rhythm for success. You must find the right feel and communicate to the player what looks good while they are working on the range. Too many players might have a valid swing thought, but they must understand how to create the right timing for proper execution.
His now cemented status among golf’s elite did not, however, come out of nowhere. As the star of Northwestern University’s college team he won the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship in 1999 beating Tiger Wood’s previous college record. In 2001, he became just the 11th PGA rookie to make over a million dollars his first year. With his brother Christian in tow (as his caddy), Donald has finally reached golf’s elite and will be the player to watch in 2012 as he seeks his first major. Luke Donald is also recognized as one of the Tour’s true gentlemen. Outgoing and sportsman-like, his staggeringly successful season has been applauded by his fellow golfers. His consistency on the course has mirrored his consistency at home: he married his college sweetheart from Northwestern. When their daughter Ellie was born this year, Donald said “I don’t think it’s a coincidence my golf has got a lot better since Ellie was born.” Donald is also an avid painter, he studied Art Theory at Northwestern and has even donated an original painting to the PGA for charity. With Tiger back on the rise and Rory McIlroy playing incredible golf look for Donald to be gunning for each and every major in 2012.
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Written by Brittany Cooley
Photo by: Randy Tunnell
The stories of Pebble Beach champions are written into
in America, but few have the hardware to prove their titled worth. But
the lore of golf history. They are marked by the memories of five U.S.
what if there was a way for you to become one of those cherished few?
Championships, including Jack Nicklaus’ 1-iron in 1972, Tom Watson’s
What if you could win your own championship at Pebble Beach? You
1982 chip-in and Tiger Woods’ dominant 12-stoke victory in 2000. They
can. Every year, Pebble Beach Resorts hosts numerous tournaments
began with Sam Snead’s consecutive victories to initiate the Crosby
in which anyone can participate. With more than fifteen slated
Clambake and are stapled by Mark O’Meara’s five titles at the AT&T
through 2012, each tournament is held on at least two of the resort’s
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Even Lanny Wadkins staked his claim
four courses—Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course,
on the hallowed ground, with an epic sudden-death playoff victory
The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course—and feature
over Gene Littler in the 1977 PGA Championship. Many have traversed
different formats and themes. From celebrity tournaments that let you
what Golf Digest has repeatedly called the greatest public golf courses
play alongside world-famous athletes and entertainers to the annual
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Pebble Beach New Year’s Championship, each event is entirely unique with different course lineups and scoring arrangements. But because most are net format, you can enjoy the thrill of competition no matter your handicap. Whether as an individual or on a team, in a large tournament or a small one, the Tournament Office at Pebble Beach Resorts can meet all your needs. Each course at Pebble Beach Resorts has its own distinct environment,
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style and character, and is designed to challenge and thrill every tournament participant. Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and
Playing in a tournament on courses that have provided some of the
unmatched history of Pebble Beach Golf Links has made the site a
game’s most dramatic moments is enough to make any golfer feel
pinnacle for all tournaments at the Resorts. Ranked the No. 1 public
special. That feeling is only enhanced with the way the tournament
course in the United States by Golf Digest, this storied tract boasts
office takes care of every detail—welcome receptions featuring gift
stunning ocean views, wide-open vistas and cliff-side fairways
packages, post-round catered functions and award ceremonies. They
along the Pacific’s rugged coastline. Spyglass Hill Golf Course, rated
can even set up personalized events for you across Pebble Beach
as one the toughest courses in the world, features two distinctly
Resorts, whether it’s cigars overlooking the 18th green behind The
different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and
Lodge at Pebble Beach or special tastings by the fire pits at The Inn
play, with the first five holes rolling through sandy, seaside dunes
at Spanish Bay.
and the following 13 cutting through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers. The Links at Spanish Bay, designed after the historical European courses, are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland. Here, the golf course provides you with the choice of using your regular shot or a low, running shot to play the firm turf while keeping the ball under the steady ocean breezes. Finally, Del Monte
Your options are just beginning, as the highly acclaimed instructors at Pebble Beach Golf Academy provide wholly personalized learning experiences in which you can hone your skills inside world-class facilities. Led by Laird Small, one of Golf Digest’s “50 Greatest Teachers,” the Academy offers individualized or group lessons for those looking to work on their game before, during and even after
Golf Course boasts a meandering layout that has challenged golfers
for more than a century. A favorite among Monterey Peninsula locals,
Take the experience to the next level and coordinate a custom Pebble
this old-style course rewards tournament players for risky shots and
Beach championship just for you. For friends, family or even business
punishes those with errant placements.
partners, the tournament office will create your ideal tournament from top to bottom, from the moment you step foot onto this amazing corner of the world to the last winning putt on No. 18. The options for building your ideal championship moment at Pebble Beach Resorts are truly endless. Walk in the footsteps of those immortalized legends, and make plans to hoist your trophy today.
For more information, visit www.PebbleBeach.com or contact Brittany Cooley at the Pebble Beach Resorts Tournament Office at 877-853-5864 or email@example.com. theturngolf.com
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My Teaching Philosophy Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
My goal with each student is to help them reach their goals. I strive to give the same quality lesson regardless if the student’s goal is to make their high school team or competing on the PGA Tour. I spend countless hours studying every element of the golf swing and pride myself on continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of instruction. I believe in enforcing solid fundamentals and catering a swing to the student’s body type. I want my students have a strong understanding of their tendencies so they can adjust if needed during the round.
Once solid full swing fundamentals are in place, I believe in devoting the majority of a student’s time on their short game. I stress mastery of all aspects of the short game including putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and ball control with all wedges. Having the ability to hit all of these scoring shots allows the player to play aggressively. I want my students to play fearlessly on the golf course, so they can make more birdies and shoot lower scores.
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I want to develop really good players, not ones that can only swing the golf club beautifully. I don’t want pretty swings. I want my students to write pretty numbers. I have seen during my years teaching that there is no substitute for putting in hard work to improve. But putting in hard work is only the beginning; a student’s practice must be specifically focused with a purpose to be effective. Kevin Weeks Golf Instruction is located at Cog Hill, home of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship. His putting lab is one of the finest and most technologically advanced putting lab’s in the nation. The school has year-round Junior programs, short game schools, and one-on-one lessons.
In the below picture (fig. 1) the shaft of the putter is gliding along the Swinkey. Some would say, “the Swinkey is straight so that is a straight back-straight through stroke.” We know this is incorrect because of the ferris wheel example. The shaft is on a 70 degree angle and the Swinkey will help to keep it there so the putter shaft travels on plane, while the putter head forms a natural arc. If the putter in this picture had a 90 degree shaft angle then the putter would travel straight back, straight through like the ferris wheel.
“Straight Back, Straight Through” or “Arc Stroke”. Explained and Simplified. Brian Benedictson, Inventor of Swinkey Canadian Tour Professional
Here is a rule of thumb for you: the flatter the shaft angle the more the putter head moves inside the target line. Or another way to say it is, the flatter or less shaft angle the bigger the arc. The opposite of this is the steeper the shaft angle the smaller the arc. The ferris wheel in normal upright position equals no arc, while ferris wheel on the ground equals a big arc.
There has been a lot of conversation about “Straight back, straight through” vs. an “Arc Stroke”. I’d like to give you my perspective on it and attempt to simplify it for you.
A good example of this is the cross-handed or claw grip. Most people who putt cross-handed or with the claw grip tend to have a steeper shaft angle which will make their stroke appear to be more “straight
First, let’s talk about what “straight back, straight through” is. This is
back, straight through”. High hands at address will increase shaft
when the putter head travels back and through on the target line while
angle while low hands will decrease shaft angle. So once again, the
the putter face stays square to the target line. This would be easy
steeper the shaft angle the less the arc and flatter the shaft angle
to do if your putter had a 90 degree shaft angle and the golfer stood
the greater the arc.
behind the ball. Visualize a ferris wheel: it is 90 degrees to the ground and moves straight back and straight through. This is an efficient motion, but it is illegal for golf clubs to have a 90 degree shaft angle. When the putter head travels straight back and through on the target line while the putter face stays square to that line it is fighting physics.
Playing on the Canadian and Mini Tours over last seven years I have seen many different putting styles with varying degrees of shaft angle. When I introduced the Swinkey to the players, the putting plane function was a topic of conversation. I had many players tell me they don’t putt “straight back, straight through”. After a quick explanation and comparing the stroke to a ferris wheel they had a moment of revelation and understanding.
On average putters have a 70 degree shaft angle. For visualization purposes imagine the ferris wheel on a 70 degree angle. It would now make an arc if observed from above or behind. The motion hasn’t changed; the plane has just been flattened out. It is on plane, making an arc that matches the angle, which is how we want to putt. This is how the path of the putter head should naturally move.
At the end of the day it comes down to plane. Keep the shaft of the putter on plane and the putter head will make an arc that matches your shaft angle. This is why the Swinkey has proven to be a great putting aid. It works with the shaft of the putter, not the putter head. There isn’t a perfect arc, or an ideal shaft angle. What is important is to keep the shaft on plane. Keep the tilted ferris wheel in mind, let the putter head swing and you will have a better understanding of what a natural stroke is and in turn make more putts.
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The Forehand Drive The forehand drive is the opening of every offensive in tennis, and, as such, should be most carefully studied. There are certain rules of footwork that apply to all shots. To reach a ball that is a short distance away, advance the foot that is away from the shot and thus swing into position to hit. If a ball is too close to the body, retreat the foot closest to the shot and drop the weight back on it, thus, again, being in position for the stroke. When hurried, and it is not possible to change the foot position, throw the weight on the foot closest to the ball.
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The forehand drive is made up of one continuous swing of the racquet that, for the purpose of analysis, may be divided into three parts:
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FedEx St. Jude Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CVS Caremark Charity Classic . . . . . . . . Travelers Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . AT&T National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$5.6m $6.8m $1.3m $6m $6.5m
Feb. 2-5 Feb. 9-12 Feb. 16-19 Feb. 22-26 Feb. 23-26
Waste Management Phoenix Open . . . . AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am . . . . . . . . . Northern Trust Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WGC-Accenture Match Play . . . . . . . . . . Mayakoba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$6.1m $6.4m $6.6m $8.5m $3.7m
Jul. 5-8 Jul. 12-15 Jul. 19-22 Jul. 19-22 Jul. 26-29
The Greenbrier Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Deere Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . True South Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Open Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . RBC Canadian Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$6.1m $4.6m $3m $8m $5.1m
Mar. 1-4 Mar. 8-11 Mar. 8-11 Mar. 15-18 Mar. 19-20 Mar. 22-25 Mar. 29-Apr. 1
Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.7m Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.5m World Golf Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.5m Transitions Championship . . . . . . . . . . . $5.5m Tavistock Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.1m Arnold Palmer Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.1m Shell Houston Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6m
Aug. 2-5 Aug. 2-5 Aug. 09-12 Aug. 16-19
Reno-Tahoe Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WGC-Bridgestone Invitational . . . . . . . . PGA Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyndham-Greensboro Open . . . . . . . . .
$3m $8.5m $8m $5.2m
PGA Grand Slam of Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.3m
Apr. 5-8 Apr. 12-15 Apr. 19-22 Apr. 26-29
The Masters Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . RBC Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valero Texas Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zurich-New Orleans Open . . . . . . . . . . .
$8m $5.7m $6.2m $6.4m
Nov. 05-06 Nov. 12-14 Nov. 28- Dec. 3 Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . ADT Skills Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament . . . . Chevron World Challenge . . . . . . . . . . .
May 3-6 May 10-13 May 17-20 May 24-27 May 31-Jun. 3
Wells Fargo Championship . . . . . . . . . . THE PLAYERS Championship . . . . . . . . HP Byron Nelson Championship . . . . . . Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial . . . The Memorial Tournament . . . . . . . . . . .
$6.5m $9.5m $6.5m $6.4m $6.2m
Franklin Templeton Shootout . . . . . . . . . $3m
European Automobile Experts
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Mercedes Benz A & B service, BMW inspection I & II at roughly half dealer prices. Our labor rate of $90/hr
• Foreign and domestic models • Complete emission repairs • Complete diagnosis and repair • Vehicle maintenance, tune-ups, oil changes • Water pumps / fuel pumps • Starters & Batteries • Fuel injection • Timing belts
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$1m $8m $1m $5m
Official 2012 2012 LPGA Tour Schedule Feb. 09-12 Feb. 16-19 Feb. 23-26
ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open Honda LPGA Thailand 2012 HSBC Women’s Champions 2012
Sept. 6-9 Sept. 13-16 Sept. 20-23
Kingsmill Championship RICOH Women’s British Open Navistar LPGA Classic
Mar. 15-18 Mar. 22-25 Mar. 29-Apr. 01
RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Kia Classic Kraft Nabisco Championship
Oct. 11-14 Oct. 19-21 Oct. 25-28
Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia LPGA HanaBank Championship Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship 2012
Apr. 18-21 Apr. 26-29
LPGA LOTTE Championship by J Golf Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
Nov. 02-04 Nov. 08-11 Nov. 15-18
Mizuno Classic Lorena Ochoa Invitational CME Group Titleholders
May 05-06 May 17-20
HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship
Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge
Jun. 01-03 Jun. 07-10 Jun. 21-24 Jun. 29- Jul. 01
ShopRite LPGA Classic Wegmans LPGA Championship Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Walmart NW Arkansas Championship by P&G
Jul. 05-08 Jul. 26-29
U.S. Women’s Open Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale
Aug. 1 Aug. 9 Aug. 23-26
Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola CN Canadian Women’s Open
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Champions Tour Schedule Jan. 20-22 Feb. 10-12 Feb. 17-19 Mar. 16-18 Mar. 23-25 Apr. 13-15 Apr. 20-22 May 04-06 May 24-27 Jun. 01-03 Jun. 07-10 Jun. 22-24 Jun. 28-Jul. 01 Jul. 06-08 Jul. 12-15 Jul. 26-29 Aug. 03-05 Aug. 17-19 Aug. 24-26 Oct. 05-07 Oct. 12-14 Oct. 26-28 Nov. 01-04 Nov. 13-16
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800,000 Allianz Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800,000 ACE Group Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600,000 Toshiba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,750,000 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600,000 Tampa Bay Pro-Am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,700,000 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700,000 Insperity Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200,000 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000,000 Principal Charity Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,750,000 Regions Tradition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200,000 Montreal Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800,000 Constellation Senior Players Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700,000 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700,000 U.S. Senior Open Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,600,000 The Senior Open Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000,000 3M Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750,000 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800,000 Boeing Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000,000 SAS Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,100,000 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600,000 AT&T Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850,000 Charles Schwab Cup Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500,000 Champions Tour Q-School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 200,000
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