February 2019
I hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. It consists of the following: 

*Creating Torque
*Gary Woodland Surprising Amy
*Jarrod Lyle
*Student Of The Month
*Short Game School


Scott Mahlberg, PGA 
Creating Torque

Creating Torque
Creating Torque

One of the dynamics that I like to stress in my teaching is to try to create as much torque in the golf swing as possible. This is particularly important for a senior player if they want to continue hitting the ball a respectable distance. Please watch the video for a full explanation and demonstration of creating torque in the swing. 

We just completed our first session of PGA HOPE (Help Our Patriots Everywhere). Justin Hicks, Gary Griggs, Ron Riess and Barry Mahlberg helped me in creating a great atmosphere where the veterans could learn and enjoy the game of golf with other veterans. We had 24 veterans attend 6 two hour sessions on the range and also play nine holes at the conclusion of the program.  We are planning on doing two sessions in 2019. 

I want to thank all of my students that donated clubs for the program. I was able to equip many veterans with clubs that I hope they will enjoy long into the future. Thank you very much.

Gary Woodland Surprising Amy

Gary Woodland surprises Amy from Special Olympics Arizona 2019
Gary Woodland surprises Amy from Special Olympics Arizona 2019

Defending champions receive many requests when they return the following year. In Gary's words "this was the coolest thing he was ever been asked to do as a defending champion". Please watch this heartwarming video from this year's Waste Management Open. 

Jarrod Lyle

A tribute to Jarrod Lyle
A tribute to Jarrod Lyle

Jarrod Lyle was a professional golfer that lost his battle with leukemia last year. He was extremely well liked on the PGA Tour. Jarrod had a big moment in the Waste Management Open in 2011 and the tournament decided to erect a plaque in his honor on the 16th hole this year. I have included a short video tribute to Jarrod above. 

Student Of The Month

My student of the month for February is Carl Stockholm. I taught Carl as a junior when I was working at Stardust CC. Carl started back with me about 2 months ago as a 6.3 handicap. He has been working hard on his game. Carl recently shot a terrific round of 73 in team play for his club. Congratulations on a great round Carl. Keep up the good work. 


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Single Leg Airplane
Single Leg Airplane

Jeremy Klinkhamer is on hand to give one of his great fitness tips this month. He is showing an exercise to improve you balance, hamstring flexibility and hip hinge. I hope you enjoy it.

I have been working with Jeremy since 2000. I have sent many students to him to improve both their fitness and functionality and I have seen amazing results! The evidence is both in the way they feel and the improvement that has been shown in their golf games. You can always  reach Jeremy at [email protected] if you would like more information about what he offers.   
Short Game School

My next short game school will be given on Sunday, February 24th from 9:00am to 12 noon. Chipping, pitching, pitching from the rough, sand shots and putting will be covered in this school. Each student will have their putting stroke computer analyzed in the putting studio. All students will also receive a short game school booklet that contains text and video for each shot covered. The maximum student to teacher ratio is 5:1 and the cost is $160.  

Please contact me at  [email protected] if you are interested in attending.
Scott Mahlberg, PGA