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A New Feel

Greetings Golfers,

The other day a guy was in our shop looking at putters. He was sure that he needed a new putter. So I asked him why … and he gave me a litany of reasons … I’m sure you’ve heard or thought most of them yourself.

I recommended that what he needed was a different putter … not necessarily a new putter. He needed a fresh feel.

Lee Trevino said that you putt better when your hands haven’t gotten too comfortable with a putter … that the newness increased your hands’ sensitivity. 

Maybe.

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Padraig Harrington Gets It

Greetings Golfers,

Modern golf instruction has tried to take the hands out of the golf swing. Since your hands are your link to the golf club … I think this concept is misguided. I believe you need highly-trained hands to play good golf.

Last week, Padraig Harrington played with some amateur golfers at the Dunhill Links Championship.

Here’s one of Paddy’s tweets afterward:

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Beavis and Butthead

Greetings Golfers,

Here’s a great quote by Percy Boomer from his book “On Learning Golf”:

“Our subject is power, and power like fire, is a good servant but a bad master. Uncontrolled power is the very devil - in golf or anywhere else.”

Power in golf can be a huge advantage. Making the golf course shorter makes it much easier. Much easier.

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A Reimagined Approach

Greetings Golfers,

 

So the other day, I got an email from the MN PGA with the subject line: PGA COACH - “A Reimagined Approach for the Game’s Best Coaches”. 

Hmmmmm … what does that mean? So I took a look … and it’s an interview with Mike Barge. Probably most of you know that Mike is the long time golf instructor at Hazeltiine Nat GC … and I always want to know Mike’s thoughts about the golf swing - he gets it. 

You’ll see what I mean … here’s Mike’s answer to their question: 

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A Debt of Gratitude

Greetings Golfers,
 
A few days ago - September 13 - was “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day”. 
Some of the golf magazines had articles about why and how to thank a GC Super.
That’s a good thing. Too often they get taken for granted … or are subjected to petty abuse and nit-picking.
As most Minnesota golfers know … we at DRGC have one of the best.

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