January 2019
Happy New Year to all of you!

I am pleased to include the following features in this month's newsletter:

In This Issue:

*Wide to Narrow
*2019 Rule Changes
*Players In The Farmer's Open
*Who Said Golf Is Boring?
*FitGolf For Performance
*Short Game School


Scott Mahlberg, PGA 
Wide to Narrow

Wide To Narrow
Wide To Narrow

Many of you use video with either your phone or tablet when practicing. There is an interesting way to determine if you are lagging the club sufficiently on the downswing. Please watch the video for a full explanation.
2019 Rule Changes

NEW GOLF RULES 2019 | The 20 Most Important CHANGES
NEW GOLF RULES 2019 | The 20 Most Important CHANGES

There are many significant rule changes in 2019. These changes are meant to simplify the game and also speed up play. You will undoubtedly see many of those changes in effect with the PGA Tour. For instance, Bryson DeChambeau plans on leaving the pin inside the hole on most of his putts in the future for instance.

Please watch this video for an easy guide to 20 of the most important changes. There is a chart from the  USGA,org if you would like to go more in depth. 

I wanted to mention that I am taking 2 groups to Scotland this year. The first group is going from 8/24-8/31 and the second group is going from 9/1-9/6. I have one opening left in the first group and two openings in the second group. Please let me know if you are interested in coming on one of these fabulous trips. My email address is:  smahlberg@sbcglobal.net .
Players in the Farmer's Open

I feel that golf is in a really good place right now. There is a stable of older players that are still competing well and both Tiger and Phil come to mind. There are also some very compelling veterans like Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas. Many nice players have just started getting wins on the PGA Tour. Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Shauffele, Patrick Cantlay are three that come to mind. And then you have players that are in their rookie year that show great promise. Cameron Champ is a player that has shown enormous potential. I am planning on watching him play in this year's tournment.

We are so lucky in San Diego to have the world's best players come to town to play at Torrey Pines. I hope you get a chance to watch this year as well. 
Who Said Golf Is Boring?

Who Said Golf Is Boring?! - Wins/Fails and Funny Moments
Who Said Golf Is Boring?! - Wins/Fails and Funny Moments

Golf can mean many different things to many people. This is a very funny video that has no problem pointing this out. 
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Scapular Posture Training
Scapular Posture Training

Jeremy Klinkhamer is sharing his fitness tip of the month. This month's video shows you how to improve your posture.

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 reach Jeremy at jklinkhamer@fitgolf.com if you would like more information about what he offers.   
Short Game School

My next short game school will be given on Sunday, January 27th 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  smahlberg@sbcglobal.net  if you are interested in attending.
Scott Mahlberg, PGA