I am pleased to include the following features in this month's newsletter:
In This Issue:
*Faldo's Tempo Keys
*Student Of The Month
*FitGolf For Performance
*Short Game School
Scott Mahlberg PGA
It is important to have target feel as you are standing over the ball so that you are focused on controlling your ball flight rather than focusing on swing mechanics. The key to obtaining target feel is to have an effective pre-shot routine. The pre-shot routine has many purposes. One of the most important purposes is to help you gain a heightened spatial awareness for where the ball is in relation to the target, your body is in relation to the target and where your body is in relation to the ball. Please watch the video to see one of the most common faults I see players make in their pre-shot routine. I will also demonstrate an effective pre-shot routine for enhanced target feel.
I really enjoyed watching Phil win the WGC-Mexico Championship. It was a great finish with a lot of players in contention at the end of the last round. It was particularly rewarding to see him win after all the near misses recently.
It seems to me that this is shaping up to be a great Masters tournament next month. There are a lot of compelling story lines. There is the old guard with Phil and Tiger. The young players like Thomas, Fowler, Johnson and Spieth are looking to have a great tournament also. And last but not least, two time champion Bubba Watson is having a resurgence in his game after an off year last year. I can hardly wait.
I wanted to let you know that TaylorMade is running a promotion that may be of interest to you. You can personalize 4 dozen balls and pay for only three. This is a great ball if you have not had the chance to try it. It flies higher, holds its line and is particularly good in the wind.
Please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this offer.
The TP5 ball is great but I also want to mention that this is the biggest improvement in TaylorMade equipment year to year since I have been a TaylorMade staff member for the past dozen years. The new face twist technology with the driver makes it much easier to keep the ball in the fairway. The new 790 irons are out of this world. I am hitting the irons 15 yards farther and 20 feet higher as evidenced by my launch monitor. I would highly suggest that you take a strong look at the TaylorMade line if you have been waiting to purchase clubs. I know you will not be disappointed.
Faldo On Tempo
I am a big fan of the Dan Patrick show. Nick Faldo was on the show recently showing how he likes to teach tempo. Included is a little dig at Rory McIlroy that you will find humorous.
Student Of The Month
My Student Of The Month is Rachel Desrochers. She is pictured here before we teed off at the Tralee GC in Ireland as part of a group. (She mentioned to me that she did not know Arnold Palmer was so tall after this was taken.) Rachel recently had a great round of golf when she shot 77 at San Diego Country Club. This is the first time Rachel has broken 80. Shooting 77 at SDCC is not easy to do because the greens are super fast and it is a very challenging course. Congratulations Rachel-our hard work is paying off.
Jeremy Klinkhamer is here to give the fitness tip of the month. This month's video shows you an exercise called the rib spreader. You will really enjoy this stretch.
I have been working with Jeremy since 2000. I have sent many students to him to improve both their fitness and functionality. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about what he offers.
Short Game School
My next short game school will be given on Sunday, March 18th from 9:00 to 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.