Lesson Learned

If the most important rule of golf is "play it where it lies," then the most important unofficial rule of golf is "stuff happens." A bad lie, a bad break, a bad swing, a bad putt.
A Lesson Learned: Playing consistent golf
A Lesson Learned: "Consistency: The Road to a Better Game" Problem Area: Consistency
22 Apr 2012 - 10:24pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Controlling trajectory
Harbour Town Golf Links, the site of this past week's RBC Heritage Classic, is one of the true classic courses on the PGA Tour.
15 Apr 2012 - 10:37pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: The trap draw hook
Well what can I (or anyone) say about the 2012 Masters that will do it justice? Intense, dramatic, emotional and full of great players hitting amazing shots.
8 Apr 2012 - 9:20pm - 2 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Process-oriented golf vs. Results-oriented golf
Hunter Mahan stood on the 18th tee, the 72nd hole of the 2012 Shell Houston Open, and probably knew he was one good drive from winning his 5th PGA Tour event. The final pairing, the t.v.
1 Apr 2012 - 9:22pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Success on par 5s is key
Stop me if you've heard this one before. "Tiger Woods wins at Bay Hill at the Arnold Palmer Invitational." And yes, you've probably heard it before, this is now the 7th time Woods has won the event.
26 Mar 2012 - 12:05am - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Finish your round strong
Just when you thought that the PGA Tour couldn't get more exciting...eight players who were tied for the lead at some point on Sunday, a four-man playoff, a possible return to world No. 1 by Luke Donald at stake. Wow!
18 Mar 2012 - 10:46pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Justin Rose's preshot routine keys his success
The World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship has crowned its new champion, Justin Rose. Rose started the day three shots back from the third-round leader Bubba Watson, who was -17 to start the day on Sunday. Bubba Watson seemed as if he could just overpower the TPC Blue Monster.
12 Mar 2012 - 12:08am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Short game distance control
Wow, wow and wow what a fantastic 2012 Honda Classic!
4 Mar 2012 - 9:49pm - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Gladiator mentality for match play
To be a Match Play Champion, you need to think like a Gladiator. No…seriously.
26 Feb 2012 - 8:30pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Better Lags mean Better Scores
Sometimes, the best way to learn from the Tour professionals is to take a moment and consider that these players are the best in the world. Sounds simple, but really, we all forget that from time to time.
20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am - 1 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Putt for "mo"
Watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am this week, there were more than a few things that stuck out to me. The importantce of a solid tee game was evident, distance control with short irons was obviously critical and managing your game was also a key for golfers.
12 Feb 2012 - 10:52pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: A tale of two comebacks
In order to handle extreme pressure, there needs to be some sort of big picture perspective also. If we live and die based on how we perform, then we can be left elated, but also devastated.
5 Feb 2012 - 11:16pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Use your past experiences
As I was preparing to watch the final round television coverage of the Sony Open on the Golf Channel, I was comparing the two leaders heading into Sunday.
16 Jan 2012 - 1:40am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: 2012 Tournament of Champions
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Grand Lessons from Majors Champions
Each week, after important golf events, we have a top PGA Professional view and analyze the action and determine what golf tip can be gleaned from watching the world's best players that can be easily applied to your game.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:37am - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Working on long putts can help your score
Congratulations to Kevin Na for his first PGA Tour win this past weekend at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Na showed great poise and discipline all week. Na could have easily been intimidated by battling proven winner Nick Watney down the stretch.
2 Oct 2011 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Focus on process
What an incredible Sunday we had in golf. The end of the Solheim Cup was dramatic and emotional. Congratulations to the European team for an incredible win. And then all eyes turned back to East Lake Golf Club and the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola.
25 Sep 2011 - 11:15pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Becoming an elite player
This past Monday, I played at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - the venue for the BMW Championship and second-to-last event of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. I then came to CordeValle to represent my country and my association in competing in my fourth PGA Cup.
18 Sep 2011 - 7:20pm - 0 Comments
A Lesson Learned: Many great - and different - swing philosophies out there.
This past week's Deutsche Bank Championship was a clinic in great golf. Big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Luke Donald were among the leaders all week - as were up and comers Chez Reavie, Jason Day and now champion Webb Simpson.
5 Sep 2011 - 8:33pm - 0 Comments