Year Almost Over. Did You Accomplish Your 2016 Golf Goals?

How Do I Hit That Nice Slight Draw

We know from modern technology such as Trackman, that a draw is hit when the path of the club is slightly in to out. Lay an alignment stick on your target line. Lay another alignment stick across and to the right of your target line. The in to out alignment is the direction you should swing the club. The face of the club is open to your target line (ie; points right) but closed to the swing path. Do this an you get that slight draw. Guaranteed.

PGA Professional at Tega Cay Golf Club

Putting is Half Your Score / Time For a Lesson

Everyone wants to get better at golf. The touring professionals recognize that the best putters are also the leading money winners. In a round of 68 less than half of their strokes are made putting. Jordan Spieth averages 1.66 strokes per hole or 29.88 putts per round. If your round of 86 which included 37 putts was changed to 30 putts, you just shot 79. Sign up for a putting lesson. The best thing you can do for your golf in 2016; just ask Jordan Spieth.

PGA Tour Golf - End of the Year or Just Starting

I was watching Brendan Steele quietly birdie the last three holes to win the Safeway tournament and couldn't believe it was the first tournament of the year for the PGA Tour. For me, the first event was always the Crosby which came on television in February and the views of the Monterey Peninsula could be breathtaking or downright dreary especially in black and white. The older generation of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret, Phil Harris and Jack Lemmon trying to make the cut were replaced with Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tony Lema, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino and Bill Murray, as did Jack Lemmon, trying to make the cut. Then in the late 50's, the invention of the color television and Arnold Palmer elevated the Crosby to must see television leading to today's multi-billion dollar tour. In 1937 Bing Crosby hosted the first Pro-Amateur Golf Championship in Rancho Sante Fe, California. Sam Snead won the event collecting $500. Today the winner's check is $1,260,000.00. The event is sponsored by AT &T and is played on the Monterey Penisula. I can see why the PGA Tour is so attractive but then again, all sports have evolved from the days when players supplemented their on the field careers with jobs like selling insurance or cars, or teaching golf at country clubs. Thank you Arnold Palmer for enabling not only the best golfers, but all athletes to join multi-millionaire status through product endorsements. The end of the golfing year for me was the PGA Championship which was the last of the majors. Golf began in February and ended in August. September was for baseball and college football and October was for the NFL and the NBA and Hockey. Now I'm confused. Golf year round is too much for me; but then I'm not one of the millionaires playing on tour. Golf is good / really good! If you get the urge to get your golf game in better shape, give me a call or text. Call or text Ed at 803-493-6417 to schedule.

PGA Professional at Tega Cay Golf Club