Lesson Learned

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A Lesson Learned: Good golf in bad weather
You can't write anything about this week's golf at Pebble Beach, even a golf instruction article, without acknowledging Jimmy Walker and the amazing run he is on right now. Three wins on the season, three wins in only eight starts. The first three wins on the PGA Tour of his career.
9 Feb 2014 - 10:05pm - 0 Comments
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Preparing for Pressure A Lesson Learned
The Waste Management Phoenix Open set attendance records this past week with over 580,000 people attending - they had over 180,000 people there on Saturday alone.
3 Feb 2014 - 12:28am - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Reading comprehension
Torrey Pines is a tremendous venue, everyone who watched one shot of the golf this past weekend understands how beautiful, impressive and difficult it is.
26 Jan 2014 - 7:55pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Playing in the wind
I love watching the PGA Tour in Hawaii. Even though the season technically started a few months ago, seeing the world's best players against the Hawaiian backdrop still signals to me the start of a new golf season.
12 Jan 2014 - 10:01pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Short Game means Big Results
In what's become somewhat of a tradition for me, I am writing "A Lesson Learned" for the Tournament of Champions event at Kapalua.
6 Jan 2014 - 10:50pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Take a divot
Even before I knew I would be writing this week's "A Lesson Learned", I was excited about the Deutsche Bank Championship.
2 Sep 2013 - 9:33pm - 3 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: The half-swing shot
It was a great way to start the FedEx Cup playoffs - seeing three of the major championship winners and Tiger Woods all in contention for the win on the final day of The Barclays.
26 Aug 2013 - 10:18am - 1 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: So Good at the Solheim
It wasn't exactly the result I wanted - or expected - but it was still great to watch the Solheim Cup this past weekend. Obviously, I love it when the ladies take center stage in the golf world and I have to offer a sincere "Congratulations" to Team Europe.
18 Aug 2013 - 11:59pm - 3 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Maintain control
What a fantastic week – watching the world's best players take on such a tremendous test in Oak Hill and chasing the season's final major.
11 Aug 2013 - 9:39pm - 1 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: It's all about putting
I think we've all seen this Tiger Woods before. Dominant. In control. Confident. Runaway winner.
4 Aug 2013 - 8:50pm - 3 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Holistic Golf
One of the things that strikes me about Brandt Snedeker, this week's champion of the RBC Canadian Open, is that he is a complete golfer. That may read incredibly obvious, but I'm saying from a PGA Instruction perspective, it's obvious he has no weakness anywhere in his golf game.
28 Jul 2013 - 10:38pm - 2 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: The Artistry of Golf
I don't know that I can say anything about the 142nd Open Championship that hasn't already been said from a fan perspective.
21 Jul 2013 - 10:54pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Hitting the Links
Little did I know when I agreed to do this week's "A Lesson Learned" that this would be such an amazing week for golf fans. Where do I start? How about 19-year-old Jordan Speith winning on the PGA Tour? 19!!! Or Will Willcox shooting a 59 on the Web.com Tour?!
14 Jul 2013 - 10:23pm - 2 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Play faster, play better
Right now, one of the 'hot topics' in the golf world is pace of play - as it should be.
7 Jul 2013 - 10:04pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Perspective helps with pressure
Last week, I competed in one of my favorite events - the PGA Professional National Championship. This past weekend, Inbee Park not only won the Women's U.S. Open but managed to make it her third straight major championship this year.
30 Jun 2013 - 11:14pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Persistence pays off
Note: Ken Duke, 44, captured his first PGA TOUR victory Sunday in the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., making a two-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Chris Stroud.
23 Jun 2013 - 8:58pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Preparation is key
My first thoughts at the end of the 113th U.S.
17 Jun 2013 - 9:38am - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: English Lessons
As President of the Georgia PGA, I'm always going to feel a great sense of pride when a local product does well on the world stage. So it's a real thrill to see Harris English, who's just a good a young man as he is a great golfer get his first win at the FedEx St.
9 Jun 2013 - 10:09pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Work Your Plan
I pulled up Matt Kuchar's stats Sunday morning to get a look at what this man was doing well and how he has been able to put himself to number three in the Fed Ex Cup standings (prior to the end of the Memorial). As I poured over Kuchar's stats, one thing became abundantly clear.
2 Jun 2013 - 9:34pm - 0 Comments